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Klesko in pinstripes tomorrow?

PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2003 1:46 pm
by Super GM
The lates rumor: Ryan Klesko might be heading east. To the New York Yankees!

PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2003 1:49 pm
by Shitney™
if he goes will he get a starting OF job?

it would really hurt his value to be a platoon guy

PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2003 2:38 pm
by willieroe
Shitney™ wrote:if he goes will he get a starting OF job?

it would really hurt his value to be a platoon guy


With the Padres this year, Klesko hasn't started against left-handers with good-to-great stuff, and is hitting just .188 against LHP overall (Klesko has hit lefties much better in the past), so I don't see how his value would be affected.

The Yanks already have Giambi/Johnson at 1B, and Klesko's OF play was nothing to brag about at his best, many years ago. so I don't see this happening.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2003 2:58 pm
by WharfRat
Klesko is the last thing they need.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2003 3:21 pm
by crazybob60
As a Klesko owner, I don't like this rumor one bit....

PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2003 3:24 pm
by BamaJT
ESPN just reported that it won't happen. Think it was Gammons who said this, so take it for what it's worth. He said the Yankees will have no problem getting an outfielder after the deadline through waivers.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2003 3:25 pm
by willieroe
ESPN's talking heads say that the Yankees did indeed approach the Padres about Klesko, but the Padres refused to talk.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2003 6:34 pm
by Super GM
Well, I guess Klesko won't be wearing pinstripes after all... :-)