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RedLegSuperStar
12-11-2008, 08:37 AM
Per MLBTradeRumors.com

Mario-Rijo
12-11-2008, 08:46 AM
Yeah I heard some speculation on Mike and Mike about 20 minutes ago or so. Making CC happy already.

blumj
12-11-2008, 08:50 AM
It's a good baseball trade for them, too. Melky's are a dime a dozen, and Cameron's $10M is nothing to the Yankees.

dougdirt
12-11-2008, 08:56 AM
Very good move by the Yankees. Cameron is worth every penny of his contract.

NJReds
12-11-2008, 08:57 AM
Good deal for the Yankees. Thier CF is huge and they needed someone who could cover some ground out there.

Hoosier Red
12-11-2008, 09:03 AM
Very good move by the Yankees. Cameron is worth every penny of his contract.

I'll take your word for it, but I hadn't gotten the impression that Cameron was anything special. It appears as though the Yankees shop like my mom does, "if it costs more, it has to be better."

Raisor
12-11-2008, 09:10 AM
Cameron
2006-08

.251 .339 .462 .801

dougdirt
12-11-2008, 09:59 AM
Cameron
2006-08

.251 .339 .462 .801
Also forgot - Slightly above average defense. Good guy to have on your club, especially at the position he plays.

Raisor
12-11-2008, 10:04 AM
Also forgot - Slightly above average defense. Good guy to have on your club, especially at the position he plays.

I agree, Especially when you have a lineup where you can stash him at 7 or 8

Chip R
12-11-2008, 10:05 AM
Also forgot - Slightly above average defense. Good guy to have on your club, especially at the position he plays.


I wouldn't pay $10M for it. Of course the Yankees have Monopoly money to work with so it's no big deal for them.

RedLegSuperStar
12-11-2008, 10:36 AM
Best part about this is the deal could be a bigger deal and may include Bill Hall going to the Yanks. I'd like to see the Reds killer move leagues.. Now if the Yankees could trade for Oswalt the Central would be a better place.

M2
12-11-2008, 10:43 AM
Cameron
2006-08

.251 .339 .462 .801

And 2/3 of that while playing for the Padres.

He's the new Jimmy Wynn.

Chip R
12-11-2008, 10:47 AM
Best part about this is the deal could be a bigger deal and may include Bill Hall going to the Yanks. I'd like to see the Reds killer move leagues.. Now if the Yankees could trade for Oswalt the Central would be a better place.


And Berkman.

blumj
12-11-2008, 11:39 AM
Hey, cut that out! :eek: Didn't we take care of that little Jason Bay problem for you?

And we even made them take Craig Hansen!

OnBaseMachine
12-11-2008, 11:42 AM
Great trade by the Yankees. The Brewers have lost Sabathia, Sheets, and now Cameron. Right now they are looking like a .500 team IMO.

M2
12-11-2008, 11:50 AM
Great trade by the Yankees. The Brewers have lost Sabathia, Sheets, and now Cameron. Right now they are looking like a .500 team IMO.

The Reds, Mariners, Mets, Padres and Brewers all got better when Cameron arrived. Only the Mets managed to get better after he left.

OnBaseMachine
12-11-2008, 12:33 PM
The Reds, Mariners, Mets, Padres and Brewers all got better when Cameron arrived. Only the Mets managed to get better after he left.

Yep. Mike Cameron is one my favorite players in the game. I still wish the Reds could have held on to him in the Griffey trade instead of Dmitri.

pahster
12-11-2008, 12:33 PM
Why did the Brewers do this?

M2
12-11-2008, 12:39 PM
Why did the Brewers do this?

Cash. They either want money to spend on pitching or just to save money while they reload.

pahster
12-11-2008, 12:44 PM
Cash. They either want money to spend on pitching or just to save money while they reload.

That's fine, but why not trade for a player who isn't terrible?

A friend of mine is a Yankees fan and he told me that he's heard rumblings of Cameron and Hall for Cabrera and Kennedy. That makes a lot more sense from the Brewers' perspective. Not so much from the Yankees, but they aren't particularly rational at times.

M2
12-11-2008, 12:49 PM
That's fine, but why not trade for a player who isn't terrible?

A friend of mine is a Yankees fan and he told me that he's heard rumblings of Cameron and Hall for Cabrera and Kennedy. That makes a lot more sense from the Brewers' perspective. Not so much from the Yankees, but they aren't particularly rational at times.

I'd say that's a pretty sweet haul for the Yankees. Kennedy's by no means a sure thing and the truth is that franchise may never allow a young pitcher to struggle long before it signs a big money free agent to replace him.

pahster
12-11-2008, 12:50 PM
I'd say that's a pretty sweet haul for the Yankees. Kennedy's by no means a sure thing and the truth is that franchise may never allow a young pitcher to struggle long before it signs a big money free agent to replace him.

Yeah, they're not exactly patient.

HotCorner
12-11-2008, 12:53 PM
Not so fast ...

per mlbtraderumors.com


11:49am: Joel Sherman talked to a top exec involved in the talks who called the chances of a deal "remote."

11:17am: Ken Rosenthal says the potential deal hit a roadblock over the Yankees' desire to have Milwaukee pick up part of the tab on Cameron. Also, the Brewers want a second player after Cabrera. Tom Haudricourt says the Yankees tried to unload Kei Igawa on them.

Reds Fanatic
12-11-2008, 02:20 PM
The latest from Rosenthal:


The Mike Cameron trade is not done and may not get done.

The Yankees will need to have a change of heart for it to happen, one source familiar with the discussion said.

The Brewers are asking for a second player in addition to Melky Cabrera. The Yankees want the Brewers to pay a portion of Cameron's $10 million salary.

Milwaukee is not inclined to fulfill that request at a time when the Yankees are on the verge of paying over $200 million for pitchers CC Sabathia and A.J. Burnett.

The New York Post first reported the possibility of a Cameron-Cabrera swap on Nov. 6 from the GM Meetings and reported Thursday that the deal was "close."

Cameron could make the transition to New York easier for CC Sabathia — who the Yankees reached an agreement with Wednesday. Cameron played with the Mets from 2004-2005, so he knows the city. He quickly became Sabathia's pal in Milwaukee after the Brewers obtained him last July from the Indians.