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    Yankees have "very strong" interest in Keppinger

    The Yankees have very strong interest in free agent infielder Jeff Keppinger, tweets Yahoo's Jeff Passan. The team met with his agent yesterday, as Alex Rodriguez's injury has accelerated their timetable. Keppinger is recovering from a significant injury in his own right, a broken fibula, but it hasn't seemed to affect free agent interest much.


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    > Youkilis.

    Get it done.

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    Mike Francesa and Sweeney Murti like the idea of Youkilis and are talking about it now.
    Again, I don't mind who the Yankees bring in as long as they bring in a replacement.
    Corner Infield help is such a big need for this team. Keppinger would be just fine.

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    Can someone please explain the infatuation with Keppinger? He stinks. Had a career year last year and has amassed a 1.8 WAR in EIGHT seasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YEDB90 View Post
    Can someone please explain the infatuation with Keppinger? He stinks. Had a career year last year and has amassed a 1.8 WAR in EIGHT seasons.

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    You are right. He really does stink. It is bad enough that they may be talking to
    washed up, 'Kevin You kill us' but Cashman is an idiot if he pursues Keppinger.
    So far we have done zero.
    "Well, that kind of puts a damper on even a Yankee win."
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7chuck7 View Post
    You are right. He really does stink. It is bad enough that they may be talking to
    washed up, 'Kevin You kill us' but Cashman is an idiot if he pursues Keppinger.
    So far we have done zero.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7chuck7 View Post
    You are right. He really does stink. It is bad enough that they may be talking to
    washed up, 'Kevin You kill us' but Cashman is an idiot if he pursues Keppinger.
    So far we have done zero.
    The guy had a .325 BA and a .806 OPS for a backup INF last year.

    He doesn't suck..

    Keppinger can also play 1st, 2nd, and 3rd base which gives the Yankees options on any given day.

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    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the bidding for free agent infielder Jeff Keppinger is currently at two years and $8 million.

    It looks like a bargain in comparison for Marco Scutaro, who is reportedly getting offers in the range of three years and $24 million. Keppinger, who turns 33 in April, is coming off a season where he batted .325/.367/.439 with nine homers, 40 RBI and an .806 OPS for the Rays. The Yankees are rumored to have strong interest.
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    2 years at 8 million? How can you pass up an offer that reasonable. Make this happen.

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    In 52 ABs against Boston he hit .327 with a .905 OPS and a .386 OBP
    In 48 ABs against the Yankees he hit .250 with a .593 OPS and a. 280 OBP.
    He's destined to be a Yankee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DerekJeterDan View Post
    2 years at 8 million? How can you pass up an offer that reasonable. Make this happen.
    Agreed; this is a no brainer. Sign him!

    It starts...02/25/09

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    Keppinger had some impressive stats especially against LHP last year.

    A .396 wOBA, an OPS of .923, and a WRC+ of 158...

    That's impressive for a guy who can backup multiple positions and is a good platoon option with Chavez predominantly.
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    Isn't J. Nix , E. Nunez & E. Chavez that player for us? All are stop gaps at 3rd and all can play multiple infield positions.

    The only reason to pursue a pure 3rd baseman is if you think Arod isn't coming back.

    I would rather use the salary on corner outfielders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amz View Post
    Isn't J. Nix , E. Nunez & E. Chavez that player for us? All are stop gaps at 3rd and all can play multiple infield positions.

    The only reason to pursue a pure 3rd baseman is if you think Arod isn't coming back.

    I would rather use the salary on corner outfielders.
    Chavez is the platoon for RHP, there is no problem there.

    Can Nix hit enough to hold the position till A-Rod comes back and for that matter can Nunez field 3rd base well enough to warrant him there as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by metswon69 View Post
    Chavez is the platoon for RHP, there is no problem there.

    Can Nix hit enough to hold the position till A-Rod comes back and for that matter can Nunez field 3rd base well enough to warrant him there as well?
    Cashman has publicly said they only view Nunez as a short stop. They don't want him to play third.

    Nunez defense leaves a lot to be desired when he plays many positions. He doesn't have what it takes to be a utility infielder. He didn't have these defensive issues when he was used as a short stop through the minors. I'm seems like it's mental and it doesn't seem like he can overcome it while playing multiple times positions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RCSowner View Post
    Cashman has publicly said they only view Nunez as a short stop. They don't want him to play third.

    Nunez defense leaves a lot to be desired when he plays many positions. He doesn't have what it takes to be a utility infielder. He didn't have these defensive issues when he was used as a short stop through the minors. I'm seems like it's mental and it doesn't seem like he can overcome it while playing multiple times positions.
    Yeah the traditional and advanced defensive stats are not good neither does he pass the eye test as an INF. I saw his "attempt" to play the OF too (i empathize because we have Lucas Duda who is god awful)

    He can hit but it seems he has no position.

    As for Nix, he doesn't hit enough to warrant a platoon at 3rd base.
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