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Postby BronXBombers51 » Sat Aug 27, 2005 1:11 am

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2144138

Sportscenter also reported the deal is close to going down.

The New York Yankees are close to a deal to acquire outfielder Matt Lawton from the Chicago Cubs, according to ESPN.com's Jayson Stark.

The Yankees would send a minor-league player to be named to complete the deal.

Lawton is batting .266 with 11 homers and 48 RBI

This would be Lawton's second trade of the season. He was dealt from Pittsburgh to the Cubs last month in a swap of outfielders. Jody Gerut was sent to the Pirates in exchange for Lawton, who has also played for the Twins (1995-01), Mets (2001) and Indians (2002-04).

Lawton, 33, is a career .269 hitter with 137 homers. He is a free agent after this season.
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Re: Matt Lawton to Yankees?

Postby AT » Sat Aug 27, 2005 8:08 am

BronXBombers51 wrote:http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2144138

Sportscenter also reported the deal is close to going down.

The New York Yankees are close to a deal to acquire outfielder Matt Lawton from the Chicago Cubs, according to ESPN.com's Jayson Stark.

The Yankees would send a minor-league player to be named to complete the deal.

Lawton is batting .266 with 11 homers and 48 RBI

This would be Lawton's second trade of the season. He was dealt from Pittsburgh to the Cubs last month in a swap of outfielders. Jody Gerut was sent to the Pirates in exchange for Lawton, who has also played for the Twins (1995-01), Mets (2001) and Indians (2002-04).

Lawton, 33, is a career .269 hitter with 137 homers. He is a free agent after this season.


I hope it's just as a bench player. I had tears in my eyes when Bernie hit that second homerun last night. I'm not even kidding.
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Postby Ron Santo » Sat Aug 27, 2005 9:26 am

Good move for both teams, Cubbies don't really need Lawton around to help them suck :-o
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Postby rlee » Sat Aug 27, 2005 10:14 am

With this move, the Yankees are reportedly planning on using Hideki Matsui in CF and Lawton in LF. I would guess that means that Bernie becomes their fulltime DH and Giambi fulltime 1B. Yikes, that's the defense they want to enter the playoffs with :-* What ever happened to the thought that pitching and defense wins in playoff time? :-?
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Postby Rotoworld » Sat Aug 27, 2005 10:16 am

Per ROtoworld.com....


According to the New York Daily News, the Yankees have acquired outfielder Matt Lawton from the Cubs.
New York will send a Single-A pitching prospect to Chicago in exchange for Lawton, who is a free agent after this season. The prospect is thought to be Staten Island righty Justin Berg. Lawton is expected to see time in left field with the Yankees, moving Hideki Matsui to center field and Bernie Williams to designated hitter. The person hurt most by this move is probably Tino Martinez, whose at-bats at first base will be taken by Jason Giambi. Aug. 27 - 10:09 am et
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Postby Mustangs989 » Sat Aug 27, 2005 10:20 am

Getting anything for Lawton is fine with me...the Cubs are pretty much out of it this year and he never seemed to be in the plans for next year. I don't know much about Justin Berg but from what I can tell he doesn't seem too great as a 21 year old in A ball with a 3.53 ERA.
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Re: Matt Lawton to Yankees?

Postby BaseballFann0008 » Sat Aug 27, 2005 10:57 am

Atrophying Testicles wrote:
BronXBombers51 wrote:http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2144138

Sportscenter also reported the deal is close to going down.

The New York Yankees are close to a deal to acquire outfielder Matt Lawton from the Chicago Cubs, according to ESPN.com's Jayson Stark.

The Yankees would send a minor-league player to be named to complete the deal.

Lawton is batting .266 with 11 homers and 48 RBI

This would be Lawton's second trade of the season. He was dealt from Pittsburgh to the Cubs last month in a swap of outfielders. Jody Gerut was sent to the Pirates in exchange for Lawton, who has also played for the Twins (1995-01), Mets (2001) and Indians (2002-04).

Lawton, 33, is a career .269 hitter with 137 homers. He is a free agent after this season.


I hope it's just as a bench player. I had tears in my eyes when Bernie hit that second homerun last night. I'm not even kidding.
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Postby CubsFan7724 » Sat Aug 27, 2005 11:21 am

Matt Lawtons struggles in Chicago were plain baffling. Normally a great OBP guy, he just never got it together for the Cubs. I'm sure he'll end up tearing it up in New York :-b
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Postby BaseballFann0008 » Sat Aug 27, 2005 11:26 am

CubsFan7724 wrote:Matt Lawtons struggles in Chicago were plain baffling. Normally a great OBP guy, he just never got it together for the Cubs. I'm sure he'll end up tearing it up in New York :-b
correct as long as your not a pitcher you are just plain dirty in New York :-b
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Postby mamorris » Sat Aug 27, 2005 11:32 am

If you own Halladay, er, I mean Lawton in a non-keeper NL-only league, now would be the time to trade him before the news gets out.
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