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Postby BronXBombers51 » Mon Aug 29, 2005 7:08 pm

According to TSN's Ken Rosenthal, Mark Bellhorn will join the Yankees rather than the A's.
Maybe the Red Sox should also release Kevin Millar. If the current trend holds, then they could really do some damage to the Yankees' chances. Bellhorn certainly won't play much in New York. It seems unlikely that he'll have any value in AL-only leagues. Aug. 29 - 6:57 pm et


From Rotoworld. Cashman just keeps compounding good moves with crappy ones. :-P
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Postby dimaggio5 » Mon Aug 29, 2005 7:24 pm

Embree, Belhorne......... Who's nextt? Could it be Damon as a FA?
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Postby blankman » Mon Aug 29, 2005 9:05 pm

You've got to be kidding :-t :-t :-t :-t :-t :-t :-t :-t :-t


On the Damon remark, I want no part of him next year.
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Postby mweir145 » Tue Aug 30, 2005 12:41 am

Mark Bellhorn to the Yankees...LMAO. :-b
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Postby MMoNeY24 » Tue Aug 30, 2005 1:17 am

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Postby BronXBombers51 » Tue Aug 30, 2005 2:49 am

blankman wrote:You've got to be kidding :-t :-t :-t :-t :-t :-t :-t :-t :-t


On the Damon remark, I want no part of him next year.


How could you want no part of Damon?
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Postby blankman » Tue Aug 30, 2005 9:36 am

BronXBombers51 wrote:
blankman wrote:You've got to be kidding :-t :-t :-t :-t :-t :-t :-t :-t :-t


On the Damon remark, I want no part of him next year.


How could you want no part of Damon?


He's old, he's going to cost a lot of money, he's going to get way too many years on his contract, he has a girly arm. Sounds a lot like Bernie right now doesn't it?

He'll get 5 years and be 36 at the end of the contract, same age as Bernie is now. There's just no reason to spend the money on him, ($10+ million) when they could find a cheaper solution and possibly Kevin Thompson will be ready.

Immediately it'd be good of course because he's a good player, but you have to look at the future and toward the end of the contract like the Yankees haven't done in the past.
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Postby BronXBombers51 » Tue Aug 30, 2005 12:01 pm

Of course it all depends on the contract. I wouldn't give him 5 years. I'd give him 3 with an option. His defense is much better than Bernie Williams even though his arm is not. He is probably the best or near the best leadoff hitters in the game, which will make the first 5 or 6 spots of the batting order literally a death trap for opposing pitchers.

1. Damon
2. Jeter
3. Sheffield
4. Rodriguez
5. Matsui
6. Giambi

He has speed, he can bunt and he's a great personality. The Yankees need a guy like him in the clubhouse to lighten things up. He did wonderrs for Boston with both his play on the field and his persona off it. He can do the same for New York if we brought him here.

But I would not sign him any longer than 3 years guarenteed. If he wants a 5 year deal he can go somewhere else.
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Postby blankman » Tue Aug 30, 2005 2:02 pm

He's going to get 4 years at the very least. Boston will give him at least that.

A lot of money does come off the books in Bernie and Brown, but they'll have to give Matsui probably $12 million and you know they'll look for bullpen help and maybe another starter.

I just don't think its the right decision at his contract demands and age.

He would make a great leadoff guy no doubt, but I'm wondering whether Thompson could fit that bill. He's going to be 26 soon if not already, they've got him in CF in AAA I believe, he hits leadoff, steals bases, bats .330 and has on OBP around .400 and may have lead the league in that category. If he can play a good CF, I think he's the cheaper and better option and its a better move for the future.
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Postby dimaggio5 » Wed Aug 31, 2005 3:09 pm

Damon wouldn't be too bad to sign. Damon for 10-13 for 4-5 years, would solve our CF woes for the next few years. Hopefully the Yanks develop or find a young CF to replace Damon within that time. If Thompson has game we can always plug him in for Shef within a few years. And remember Matsui is more of a RF than a LF so we could have an OF of Thomspn in LF, Damon in CF and Matsui in RF. LF at Yankee Stadium is big so you basically need 2 CFs to play the left side. Thomson and Damon could fit that bill. In between Damon's contract, Giambi, RJ, Moose, Shef and Posoda (?) should all come off. That's close to 70 million more in savings. I think Damon is a good intermediate fix. Plus a middle of Jeter, Cano and Damon should give a good defense for teh pitching. ;-D

How does this look?

1. Damon
2. Jeter
3. Sheffield
4. Rodriguez
5. Matsui
6. Giambi
7. Posada
8. a potential 1b or good hitting stick
9. Cano

What I like is that from 9 to 2, we'll have guys that can get on base for the sticks in the middle. And the 7 and 8 holes wouldn;t be too shabby for production and protection. Solid lineup. Now the pitching is a whole different issue. That's going to be a work in progress. :-o
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