Friday, November 7, 2008

Trade bait for bait?

Lemme try to understand this rumor and peel it a different direction: Yanks deal Melky and Kennedy for Mike Cameron*. Cameron's a 1 year stopgap until Austin Jackson is ready (maybe). But really, is Mike Cameron just bait to help persuade Sabathia to come to NY?

The Yankees are indeed speaking with the Brewers about acquiring Mike Cameron, a source confirmed, as first reported by The New York Post. Melky Cabrera and Ian Kennedy have been discussed, although the Yankees are not inclined to give up
Kennedy in this package.

The trade makes sense because the Yankees need a one-year stopgap in centerfield. They hope that youngster Austin Jackson is ready to play a significant role at the big-league level in 2009.

Jon Heyman
reported that the Brewers can't deal Cameron until they know for sure that they're not re-signing CC Sabathia. Cameron and Sabathia became good friends during Sabathia's time in Milwaukee.
Trading trade bait to acquire bait to lure a free agent? Huh?

*While I'm not the biggest fan of Cameron (the K's bother me!), it'd be nice to see a legit CF patrolling CF in Yankee Stadium once again.

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