Yankees claim Mickey Storey off waivers.
As far as catcher goes Martin is pretty much the best of the bunch available, they really don't have much of a choice but to re sign him for the next 2-3 yrs. Ideally Romine would have been ready but with back issues his future as a catcher is uncertain at best and Murphy and Sanchez are a couple yrs away.
Good deal that they resigned Kuroda he was pretty much a must is they were going to be serious contenders next yr. Hopefully we can get Mo and Pettitte resigned very soon as well. I really hope they can get a good RFer, i know Swisher isn't really popular around here but his production is going to be tough to replace. Especially with an aging team who's best hitter are on a serious decline outside of Cano
I would love them to sign Soria to come in and set up and learn from MO. Especially since he's come out and said he would like to play here and Mo is the one guy he would set up for. If he's healthy he would be a great and much cheaper replacement for Soriano and he was an elite closer for a long time in KC. IMo he would be a awesome insurance policy if something happens to Mo again
Soria should be a must.. He was a top 5 closer for years in KC and if he plays under Mo for a year he could easily step into that role for us. We need to lock him up for 2-3 years on the cheap and take the gamble.. Plus he said he WANTS to be here.. WIN!
With Kuroda back in the fold and Pettite most likely returning We got an Ace, a 2, a 3 and Hughes and Nova (with Phelps as insurance) to hold out until Pineda returns. I bet if we knew we had anything with Pineda we would be offering up Nova or Hughes to teams.
However, we thought we had a ton of arms last year and how did that workout?
To be fair i've always felt Nova was overrated and should have been moved after the year they were calling him a #2 (right). Is Hughes a FA next year?
The Infield mostly seems set for now, old and unpopular as it is, Teix, Cano, Jeter and Arod across the diamond. I say HELL NO to signing Martin for a 3 year deal for a bunch of money. Go get A. J. Pierzynski (Left Handed) or find a stop gap instead for a year. we got a couple kid catchers why do we NEED to give a guy who can't hit water in a canoe to a multi-year deal.
The outfield is big question mark. We got Granderson and Gardner and that is it. I would like to see a nice bold move here. Maybe flip one of those SPs (Nova or Hughes) for a bat and than deal off Granderson? At least that would ensure that I don't have to endure hearing about how the Yankees dealt Jackson to the Tigers to get Granderson 300 times in the Fox playoff broadcasts. And yes I know it isn't the Yankee way to deal a monster bat, but we are not exactly playing by the old Boss rules anymore.
Choo is left handed and rumored available, lets go for him. I really liked Swisher, but he sure wore out his welcome (Maybe it isn't the best idea to smile after striking out in NY). Hell if we could pull off a deal for Choo and just sign Ichro for LF I'd be plenty happy with keeping Granderson for one last year. I know that means no slot for Gardner, but frankly I don't much care for him seems like a glorified 4th OF to me.
As for the DH it seems likely that Ibanez will be back and they will find a nice platoon partner for DH (Hariston?). However, to be honest I'd rather see us sign Kevin Youkilis use him at DH, 1st and 3rd which would allow us to give Arod rest at 3rd and Teix rest at 1st.. etc..
However, with all this talk of no multi year deals.. Aj, Youk and even Martin won't happen.. hate when this is done.. but can't resist..
Pipe dream line up 2013
A. J. Pierzynski (C)
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I think this winter is make it or break it to see the path if this team. Everything starts with breaking that policy about not negotiating until contract is up.
1. Everything starts with Cano. Either sign that extension now or consider trading him. Once he goes to FA, it will be 8-10 years at too much and we watch him walk for a pick.
2. If Cano stays, trade Granderson and Adams. They have value now so try to get what you need. Be nice to get a young outfielder in return or a SP.
3. Bring Dickerson and Mustelier up.... Kids will need to help now to keep the $189 goal.
4. Since we mentioned the $189 goal and reality sets in on A-Rod staying...*sigh*... Restructure his contract to lower his AAV.
5. Make a decision on Hughes, Joba and Logan. They will become FA in 2014 so either extend them now (5yrs - 25 mil or something like that) or trade them. Again dont let them go to free agency.
6. Roll out the welcome back mat for Itchy, Ibanez and Chavez.
7. Tell Nova, Phelps and Warren to be ready. I would like to see that Montgomery kid in the pen.
8. Be ready for chump change in RF on 1year flyers...Jason Bay, Marlon Bryd, Ryan Church, Rick Ankiel are examples of a warm body in RF......
Dickerson = cheap alternative....
Yankees in on stephen drew. Mlbtr.
Hence the Yankees won't allow Dickerson to be a full time outfielder.
There is a reason he has spent a majority of his playing time in AAA and not the bigs.
That's not to say I don't like him. He brings good defense, a decent arm, and speed.
I do think he could put up decent numbers in the majors, but not enough to keep most fans happy.