Hairston essentially in a nutshell is a lefty killer.
His defense is adequate but he is hardly a considerable acquisition for either team and there's certainly more than a possibility he peaked last season.
He would be your new Andruw Jones with better average essentially..
The Ichiro signing did a little bit of both in my opinion.
I'm not a fan of the 2nd year but for this year, I am fine with it for sure.
The Ichiro signing made us a better team because he legthens out the lineup and gives us an established leadoff hitter.
It also increases the money this team will bring in through jersey and other item sales.
The argument can be made that the Yankees put over the hill name brand band aids on their problems.
I agree with this, but it is not like those names do not resurrect their career in pinstripes. I've seen it happen a lot.
I am officially hoping he chooses the Mets. He stinks.
Classic one good year on a crap team player.
He's the Fred Garcia of the OF. Meaning wtf is he on the Yankees for?
I rarely agree with RY but yes, this signing is not sexy at all.
See: Sidney Ponson
"The 90 wins is about challenge. It's about changing the conversation. It's about framing questions for ourselves as to how we get there. So I stand by the notion that we need to get better, and in doing so we need to set concrete goals for ourselves so that we have sort of specific conversations among ourselves about how we're going to get there." -- Mr. Alderson
Itchy brings in all sorts of revenue besides jerseys, such as advertising from Japan, selling TV feeds to Japan and ticket sales from Japanese Americans, which I would bet is in the multi millions per year.
He pays for himself by Opening Day.