June 13, 2008

THE NEW YANKEE STADIIUM, THE HUTT THAT JABA AND CC BUILT:

Yanks Would Have Interest in Sabathia (TYLER KEPNER, 6/13/08, NY Times)

General Manager Brian Cashman has worked diligently to improve the Yankees’ farm system, and it is strong enough now to acquire a player like Sabathia. The Indians would obviously need pitching if they traded Sabathia, and they are also thin in the infield.

The Yankees’ second baseman, Robinson Canó, is struggling, and his salary would not be too much for the Indians. But because Sabathia is unsigned past this season, it is doubtful Canó would be traded for him.

Cashman held on to his prospects last winter, when Johan Santana was available. But with this season’s mediocre start and a mandate from ownership to win every season, he may be more willing to deal this time.

If the Yankees trade for Sabathia and he turns out to be a good fit, they could re-sign him and have a rotation built around Sabathia, Chien-Ming Wang and Joba Chamberlain. The veterans Andy Pettitte and Mike Mussina will be free agents this winter.


Two words of fashion counsel: Ditch pinstripes.
Zemanta Pixie

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 13, 2008 10:52 AM
Comments

Que?

I'm assuming you're making a fat joke re CC/Joba, in which case pinstripes are what is needed, as vertical stripes are slimming. It is the horizontal stripes that make one look fat(ter).

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at June 13, 2008 8:06 PM

White Sox softball uniforms (not the shorts)

Posted by: oj at June 14, 2008 8:46 AM
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