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Postby DbacksRback » Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:21 pm

Cabrera optioned to AAA
Sexon Waived
Gardner/cody ransom called up
what do you think about that??
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Re: A few moves by the yankees:

Postby APAP » Sat Aug 16, 2008 2:41 am

I thought they waived Sexson, Gardner and Ransom....and fired 2 scouts.
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Re: A few moves by the yankees:

Postby buffalobillsrul2002 » Sat Aug 16, 2008 2:47 am

First of all, this is essentially irrelevant fantasy-wise. Losing Melky may be a blow to some teams in AL-Onlies, but mixed leagures should have found much better options by now...

In real life terms, Gardner has really been forcing the Yankees hand. He might be somewhat fantasy relevant, but I don't think so (Matsui's coming back soon; I think he takes over role as 4th OF once Matsui's back). And Melky hasn't been good this year; getting him some ABs in AAA for a few weeks until rosters expand could give him a chance to learn some things in a lower-pressure environment.

I would think they could get something for Sexson in a trade. He does hit lefties pretty well, and the team that would take him would be paying him the prorated major-league minimum. I understand why they got rid of Sexson for a few reasons though. He's better than Giambi vs LHP, but they are more similar than one would think (Giambi still walks a great deal vs. lefties). The big problem with the Yankees (I think) is that they needed to clear a bench spot for a real backup infielder. Betemit, while a good pinch-hitting specilalist and backup corner infielder, is simply unacceptable at SS or 2B defensively. Christian needs to stay for pinch-running and 4th OF. Molina's the backup C. The fourth spot should really be a real utility man. There's no room for a 5th bench spot; the rotation is in such shambles Yankees need as many RPs as possible in that bullpen.

I also believe possible that Richie was very unhappy with his role, as he's been an everyday player for quite a few years now, he was forced to move from West Coast to East Coast, and he was basically a PH/defensive replacement with the Yankees.

I guess these are fine moves by Cashman. I'm happy (as a Red Sox fan) that he got rid of Sexson though; that guy beats up lefties....
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Re: A few moves by the yankees:

Postby DbacksRback » Sat Aug 16, 2008 3:09 am

i agree sexon has as many rbi (18) vs lefties(83 ab's) as righties(197 ab's) 8-o and he has 6 hr vs each in more than 100 less ab's vs lefties
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Re: A few moves by the yankees:

Postby ataraxia » Sat Aug 16, 2008 9:18 am

DbacksRback wrote:Cabrera optioned to AAA
Sexon Waived
Gardner/cody ransom called up
what do you think about that??


I don't like it because I think Melky is better than both Gardner and Cody. I don't think the Sexson being waived really matters.
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Re: A few moves by the yankees:

Postby buffalobillsrul2002 » Sat Aug 16, 2008 11:59 am

ataraxia wrote:
DbacksRback wrote:Cabrera optioned to AAA
Sexon Waived
Gardner/cody ransom called up
what do you think about that??


I don't like it because I think Melky is better than both Gardner and Cody. I don't think the Sexson being waived really matters.


Melky has sucked so far this year though. his OBP is under .300. Gardner has played really well at AAA (his OBP is over .400). Gardner is also pretty fast, and I imagine he must be at least a decent defender in CF if the Yanks are letting him play there. Melky's not really competing with Cody Ransom. Ransom is a utility infielder; the Yankees had to get rid of either Betemit or Sexson or a reliever to bring him up (they need at least one extra outfielder and catcher)
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Re: A few moves by the yankees:

Postby Amazinz » Sat Aug 16, 2008 1:12 pm

Melky was never any good. Just a product of the NY hype machine. Some of the NY newspaper articles concerning Melky and Johan Santana are absolutely hilarious in retrospect.
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