Friday, January 11, 2008

Yanks interested in Cameron?

Fox Sports writer Ken Rosenthal noted that the Yanks are interested in Mike Cameron. [Thanks to for the heads-up.]

The Yankees are showing serious interest in Cameron, major-league sources say, figuring that they could trade center fielder Melky Cabrera even if they do not send him to the Twins for left-hander Johan Santana.

Whaaaaa? Do the Yanks really need to sign a player already facing a 25 game STEROID SUSPENSION to be their FIFTH outfielder? What, the Yanks don't have a big enough 'roid cloud hanging over their heads already? Hank must have said: "Eh, the Mitchell Report wasn't so bad. So what if our players were plastered all over it. We can handle it; we're the Yanks. Now, what we really need is another aging OF who has a pending 25 game suspesnsion looming. That would prove how tough we are"

If they make this deal AND Melky isn't traded, how will they handle that rotation of OF? Are they suddenly going to deal Damon? Matsui? I guess I could see it (somewhat) if the Yanks deal Melky to get Johan.

I'm all for fielding the best team possible but at some point, this is just silly.

And all this comes after the Yanks signed Jason Lane (to a minor league deal) to possibly man 1B next year. Who's he, you ask? Well, he was an outfielder with the Astros who hit .173 last year. Two years ago, he hit 26 HR but has fallen off the cliff the last 2 years.

1 comment:

Diesel said...

FYI, it wasn't a steroid suspension, it was an amphetamine suspension. Not that it really matters at the end of the day, but there it is.

It's all academic now, since another team that needed him like I need a second asshole — the Brewers — went ahead and signed him to a one-year deal.