Wednesday, July 30, 2008

I can't help but feel...

that the Yankees just made a huge deal. Listen, I know he isn't what he once was (now that he's off the juice), but Pudge makes a difference in a pitching staff. Remember when the Rangers were good? It was a long time ago, but Pudge was running things. He was absolutely the man for the Marlins, and his arrival in Detroit pushed them to the World Series. Now the Yankees have him. Maybe this is just more classic Yankees-acquiring an aging veteran who is over-paid, but Ivan Rodriguez feels like the kind of guy the Yankees used to bring in at the deadline in the late 90s. I have no stats to back this up; I freely admit it. The AL East will come down to the wire though, and I like Yankees chances with Pudge behind the plate.

ESPN revists 10 deadline deals. #5 says what I've said here many times (only they left out the huge break in salary the Reds got)


Shake'n'bake said...

BP has Pudge as worth 20 more runs of offense vs Jose Molina so far for the season. As much as I hate the Yankees, they got a big upgrade.

jc said...

"Will Carroll of Baseball Prospectus says the Red Sox, Pirates and Marlins have agreed to a three-team Manny Ramirez deal, pending Ramirez waiving his no-trade clause and league approval.

Carroll, not normally one of our preferred sources, has the Red Sox getting Jason Bay and John Grabow; the Marlins acquiring Ramirez, cash and a prospect from the Red Sox and the Pirates picking up Jeremy Hermida, two prospects from the Marlins and one from Boston. Jul. 30 - 9:52 pm et"

Deshawn Zombie said...


I'm not really sure what to say about that...

It doesn't sound good for the Sox though.

Deshawn Zombie said...

Time for them to deal for Adam Dunn.

jc said...

Well, Jason Bay ain't no punk.

But he ain't Manny either.

Plus, we hafta pay his tab for the rest of the year.

I agree, Theo won't do that.

The other one that's flying around is Florida for The Hammer and Hermeida straight up.

I love the Hammer.

Deshawn Zombie said...

Exactly. Dunn would actually be a great fit in Boston. I'm surprised they haven't made that move. Manny for Dunn, pay Manny's salary. The Reds still get their draft picks when Manny goes somewhere else, and they don't pay Dunn the rest of the year.

Cincy is no worse off, and Boston gets a great bat.

I wish we'd just sign Dunn though. He's a beast.