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Old 12-01-2007, 07:45 PM
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thremp what if they fill the hole in CF with rowand

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Melky going forward is probably the best option avail for the life of the contract by a very large margin. He's very cheap and might be better than Jones over next 5 in pure on the field terms. Throw in the cost and its a no brainer. Why he's being shopped like some 3 dollar crack whore boggles my mind.

We need to look at the cost of Roward + Santana (I assume he'll get a fat extension) v the cost of Hughes/Melky. No doubt the first combo improves the Yanks chances of winning the WS significantly. But at maybe an additional 30 mil in cost? And probably decreases their chances a large margin by the 5th year. I think the money could be spent much better, whether just holding off or seeing what your cash can get your around the trade deadline next year.

Granted there isn't really much to fill their biggest hole at 1B. But surely there has to be some scrub they can toss a wheelbarrow of cash who'll give them a few win bump at 1B as a stop gap?
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Old 12-01-2007, 07:53 PM
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I don't really get why Melky Cabrera is being tossed around as a piece of trash or waiver bait. He has okay range for CF, a howitzer mounted on his shoulder, and a reasonable bat. He also costs less than Thremp's annual salary.
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Old 12-01-2007, 07:57 PM
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I don't really get why Melky Cabrera is being tossed around as a piece of trash or waiver bait. He has okay range for CF, a howitzer mounted on his shoulder, and a reasonable bat. He also costs less than Thremp's annual salary.

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there's no WAY the last sentence is true. Well, actually, nm, Thremp is prob a sick sports bettor.

One thing that concerns me about Melky Cabrera is his OBP drop from year 1 to year 2 - fluke, or what? Metrics don't seem to love his range. Is he supposed to develop into a 10-15 HR guy?

I like Melky a lot and hope he remains a Yankee - but I don't think he's being regarded as a throw-in to this potential deal.
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Old 12-01-2007, 07:59 PM
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Thremp was just IM'ing me the other day with a dilemma:

Him: Should I buy this $15,000 watch or this $20,000 watch?
Me: I don't know, probably the less expensive one.
Him: LOL idiot I bought both you cheap piece of [censored]
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Old 12-01-2007, 08:01 PM
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there's no WAY the last sentence is true. Well, actually, nm, Thremp is prob a sick sports bettor.

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Kinda sick to read. But it'll be close in 08.

But whatev...

But this puts me on such ever living tilt. Is last year his [censored] career year?!? Is he ever gonna improve? I don't care if he has a goofy thug name (then again Johan is pretty clowny as well...). Just let him sit out in CF and be a career yankee and hope he's the 4th best Yankee CFer of all-time.
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Old 12-01-2007, 08:09 PM
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He doesn't have good range now, and its just going to get worse...
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Old 12-01-2007, 08:09 PM
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Why would it get worse? He's not in his prime years.
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Old 12-01-2007, 08:19 PM
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Why would it get worse? He's not in his prime years.

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i was assuming he'd bulk up a little with age... it's not like he's a skinny guy

bad assumption?
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Old 12-01-2007, 08:52 PM
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Kosuke Fukudome could be an option to replace Melky in CF. I obviously don't know a hell of a lot about him, but I've read that he's a similar offensive player to Hideki Matsui and he's a very good right fielder who can play center field. I think I read somewhere that he's looking for 3/$30M. Take all of that with a grain of salt.
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Old 12-01-2007, 09:57 PM
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ya some random asian guy who will probably take some time to adjust to mlb, or ROWAND....

also let me get back to my point melkys range isn't good now, and hes probably going to become bulkier and as a result slower
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