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redsfandan
07-31-2009, 03:19 PM
Yankees Acquire Jerry Hairston Jr.
By Tim Dierkes [July 31 at 2:17pm CST]
The Yankees acquired Jerry Hairston Jr. from the Reds, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post.

Ltlabner
07-31-2009, 03:20 PM
wawt?

kaldaniels
07-31-2009, 03:20 PM
And we're off...

rotnoid
07-31-2009, 03:21 PM
PTBNL?

Always Red
07-31-2009, 03:21 PM
Well, Taveras and Gonzalez at the top of the order are such a potent combo; no room for JHJ there anymore!

Ltlabner
07-31-2009, 03:21 PM
I really thought our window dressing move was going to be one of the bullpen guys.

Hum....I guess Jerry didn't have enough HAVOC after all.

Joseph
07-31-2009, 03:21 PM
Awesome :D

Getting rid of the chaff is a good place to start.

nate
07-31-2009, 03:21 PM
I'll get the confetti!

flyer85
07-31-2009, 03:22 PM
PTBNL?
I heard it was Montero

BRM
07-31-2009, 03:23 PM
Getting rid of the chaff is a good place to start.

Absolutely.

rotnoid
07-31-2009, 03:23 PM
I heard it was Montero

I'd be OK with that.

Az Red
07-31-2009, 03:23 PM
Anything for JHJ is a good trade. More to come I assume?

Joseph
07-31-2009, 03:23 PM
I heard it was Montero

Not sure who Montero is, so I don't know if this is a joke since he's their number one prospect or if you are being legit.

Little help please. :)

Raisor
07-31-2009, 03:23 PM
Our long national nightmare is over.

I'm guessing that Walt got Cano and ARod for him.

BRM
07-31-2009, 03:24 PM
The return might be Cash.

CTA513
07-31-2009, 03:24 PM
Our long national nightmare is over.

I'm guessing that Walt got Cano and ARod for him.

He gave up Hairston and thats all he got?

:angry:

dougdirt
07-31-2009, 03:25 PM
Fingers crossed for Zach McAllister?!

dougdirt
07-31-2009, 03:25 PM
Not sure who Montero is, so I don't know if this is a joke since he's their number one prospect or if you are being legit.

Little help please. :)

He isn't coming our way. He is one of the 10 best prospects in baseball.

Ron Madden
07-31-2009, 03:26 PM
I'm not looking for very much value in return.

BRM
07-31-2009, 03:26 PM
Well, it's confirmed. Walt's phone does in fact work.

Ltlabner
07-31-2009, 03:26 PM
Ric In Chicago will be pleased to hear this news.

Raisor
07-31-2009, 03:26 PM
The return might be Cash.



I always knew, as Reds fans, we are in a Ring of Fire.

flyer85
07-31-2009, 03:27 PM
I heard it because I said it.

Montero is a 19 year old raking in AA. Yanks will not be trading him to the Reds.

joshnky
07-31-2009, 03:27 PM
So Yankees fans got to watch the Sox go crazy and in return they get Hairston. That has to be frustrating for a spoiled fan base.

Ltlabner
07-31-2009, 03:27 PM
Well, it's confirmed. Walt's phone does in fact work.

All that Halladay and Rollen talk was a smoke screen to keep us off the trail of his real masterstroke.

LawFive
07-31-2009, 03:27 PM
There's your open 25-man spot for Lehr tonight...

rotnoid
07-31-2009, 03:28 PM
Well, it's confirmed. Walt's phone does in fact work.


That might be the worst part of all this. His phone does in fact work, so he can't use that as an excuse come 4:01.

nate
07-31-2009, 03:28 PM
Well, it's confirmed. Walt's phone does in fact work.

Or the carrier pigeon just landed.

BRM
07-31-2009, 03:28 PM
I always knew, as Reds fans, we are in a Ring of Fire.

Reds will be wearing all-black uniforms tonight.

Raisor
07-31-2009, 03:29 PM
Walt's master plan! Outbid no other team in the offseason for a bad JHJ and flip him for nothing at the deadline!

GENIUS!

Jpup
07-31-2009, 03:33 PM
Well, it's confirmed. Walt's phone does in fact work.

Maybe Miller did the deal. Walt might be on vacation.

Ltlabner
07-31-2009, 03:33 PM
Walt's master plan! Outbid no other team in the offseason for a bad JHJ and flip him for nothing at the deadline!

GENIUS!

Simply diabolical!

redsfandan
07-31-2009, 03:33 PM
Fingers crossed for Zach McAllister?!
Do you really think that is possible? His stats look pretty good.

Falls City Beer
07-31-2009, 03:35 PM
Small reminder: Fay I believe it was reported yesterday that there will be no payroll-increasing acquisitions at the deadline. So don't expect any major leaguers to return.

Back to speculation.

corkedbat
07-31-2009, 03:35 PM
not bad, no matter what the return, nut not what was needed either.

PuffyPig
07-31-2009, 03:36 PM
Fingers crossed for Zach McAllister?!


Seema unlikely we would get anything much of value for JHJ.

cincrazy
07-31-2009, 03:36 PM
The return might be Cash.

Makes sense.

I could see Jocketty trading for Cashman so that he could get the hell out of dodge ;).

dougdirt
07-31-2009, 03:36 PM
Do you really think that is possible? His stats look pretty good.
His stats look good, but he isn't a world beater. I would rate him as a slightly better prospect than Travis Wood. Thats a good prospect, fringe top 100 guy, but not a teams top prospect.

Probably not someone as good as him, but he is the absolute best possible return that I can think of. Odds aren't good its him, but I can hope the Yankees got crazy and had to pull the trigger on something.

Homer Bailey
07-31-2009, 03:38 PM
His stats look good, but he isn't a world beater. I would rate him as a slightly better prospect than Travis Wood. Thats a good prospect, fringe top 100 guy, but not a teams top prospect.

Probably not someone as good as him, but he is the absolute best possible return that I can think of. Odds aren't good its him, but I can hope the Yankees got crazy and had to pull the trigger on something.

If anyone has to pull the trigger on JHJ, Dusty would jump in front of the bullet.

flyer85
07-31-2009, 03:38 PM
All Walt got is something in his pocket

reds44
07-31-2009, 03:38 PM
All Walt got is something in his pocket
A hand?

Watch it...

Jpup
07-31-2009, 03:39 PM
All Walt got is something in his pocket

Got to pay for that 2 year vacation he has been on.

Cyclone792
07-31-2009, 03:40 PM
I'm expecting a return ala the Jeff Conine deal from a few years back. Nothing exciting but a savings of maybe $650k that will be put toward a pot of money to blow on some worthless player this upcoming offseason.

Reds4Life
07-31-2009, 03:41 PM
Hopefully there is more to come.

Otherwise......who cares.

I(heart)Freel
07-31-2009, 03:41 PM
Does THIS mean we'll see Heisey or Stubbs now?

flyer85
07-31-2009, 03:42 PM
Does THIS mean we'll see Heisey or Stubbs now?

:laugh:

Guacarock
07-31-2009, 03:45 PM
Does THIS mean we'll see Heisey or Stubbs now?

More likely Balentien.

I(heart)Freel
07-31-2009, 03:46 PM
Or maybe EE in left? If he's not packing for Canada.

thatcoolguy_22
07-31-2009, 03:47 PM
I'm expecting a return ala the Jeff Conine deal from a few years back. Nothing exciting but a savings of maybe $650k that will be put toward a pot of money to blow on some worthless player this upcoming offseason.

or just divided up in christmas bonuses for WJ and bavasi.

danforsman
07-31-2009, 03:49 PM
Jonathan Mayo tweets that Austin Jackson may be coming to Cincinnati in return for JHJ.

Homer Bailey
07-31-2009, 03:50 PM
Jonathan Mayo tweets that Austin Jackson may be coming to Cincinnati in return for JHJ.

Please don't joke. Or are you not joking?

Patrick Bateman
07-31-2009, 03:50 PM
Jonathan Mayo tweets that Austin Jackson may be coming to Cincinnati in return for JHJ.

Well that certainly makes no sense.

flyer85
07-31-2009, 03:50 PM
Jonathan Mayo tweets that Austin Jackson may be coming to Cincinnati in return for JHJ.
Yankee nation would come unglued.

hippie07
07-31-2009, 03:51 PM
Jonathan Mayo tweets that Austin Jackson may be coming to Cincinnati in return for JHJ.

seriously?

Jpup
07-31-2009, 03:51 PM
Now, that would be something if the Reds actually got something for Hairston.

thatcoolguy_22
07-31-2009, 03:51 PM
Please don't joke. Or are you not joking?

haha that is a joke. The only thing coming to cinci is salary relief and a bucket of pearls for bp

cincrazy
07-31-2009, 03:51 PM
I just received the same message from a Yankees fan who is a friend. He's hearing Austin Jackson as well.

redsfandan
07-31-2009, 03:51 PM
Jonathan Mayo tweets that Austin Jackson may be coming to Cincinnati in return for JHJ.
I wish. :rolleyes:

danforsman
07-31-2009, 03:51 PM
https://twitter.com/JonathanMayoB3/status/3056909570

JonathanMayoB3Hearing Yankees deal for Hairston sends Austin Jackson to Cincy; trying to confirm #mlbtrades

HokieRed
07-31-2009, 03:51 PM
Maybe JHJ's not the only player involved[?]

Homer Bailey
07-31-2009, 03:52 PM
JonathanMayoB3Hearing Yankees deal for Hairston sends Austin Jackson to Cincy; trying to confirm #mlbtrades

That is way too good to be true. Way too good.

Patrick Bateman
07-31-2009, 03:52 PM
http://twitter.com/jonathanmayob3

Jpup
07-31-2009, 03:53 PM
I'm thinking now the Austin Jackson info is not accurate, stand by... #mlbtrades

danforsman
07-31-2009, 03:53 PM
Mayo's backing off now...

JonathanMayoB3I'm thinking now the Austin Jackson info is not accurate, stand by...

Homer Bailey
07-31-2009, 03:53 PM
I'm thinking now the Austin Jackson info is not accurate, stand by... #mlbtrades

And my excitement is gone. That was a great 5 minutes though.

PuffyPig
07-31-2009, 03:53 PM
That is way too good to be true. Way too good.

Less than zero chance of that happening.

Ltlabner
07-31-2009, 03:54 PM
Opps...he meant Alan Jackson, the country singer

flyer85
07-31-2009, 03:54 PM
I'm thinking now the Austin Jackson info is not accurate, stand by... #mlbtradesit was Reggie Jackson

I(heart)Freel
07-31-2009, 03:54 PM
Maybe JHJ's not the only player involved[?]

Stands to reason.

Wasn't it last year we didn't hear about a move until 2 hours after deadline? Was that Junior?

Jpup
07-31-2009, 03:55 PM
Maybe the ghost of Michael Jackson?

Raisor
07-31-2009, 03:56 PM
Opps...he meant Alan Jackson, the country singer

I live about five minutes from his mom. I'll go ask!

Johnny Footstool
07-31-2009, 03:58 PM
Austin Kearns

redsfan4445
07-31-2009, 03:59 PM
2:56pm: FOX Sports says the Blue Jays will get Edwin Encarnacion and a minor leaguer. Rolen is expected to approve the deal.

CTA513
07-31-2009, 03:59 PM
Austin Kearns

:barf:

Highlifeman21
07-31-2009, 04:00 PM
wawt?

Why on Earth would the Spanks want JHJ?

GAC
07-31-2009, 04:00 PM
I'm not looking for very much value in return.

In this case...It''s better to give then receive. :p:

Ltlabner
07-31-2009, 04:00 PM
Why on Earth would the Spanks want JHJ?

I was thinking Weathers...Rhodes...something like that.

JHJ never entered my mind as a possible trade target. Mercy.

Highlifeman21
07-31-2009, 04:04 PM
I was thinking Weathers...Rhodes...something like that.

JHJ never entered my mind as a possible trade target. Mercy.

I guess with Gardner hurt JHJ is just the obvious trade target?

Jpup
07-31-2009, 04:07 PM
I guess with Gardner hurt JHJ is just the obvious trade target?

The Yankees should have got Dickerson. He would be very useful for them.

alexad
07-31-2009, 04:09 PM
The Yankees should have got Dickerson. He would be very useful for them.

They needed help today not next month when Dickerson comes back from the DL.

thatcoolguy_22
07-31-2009, 04:09 PM
The Yankees should have got Dickerson. He would be very useful for them.

While he is useful for the yanks a mosberg is useful for my personal fandom. Just end it now, quickly.

Jpup
07-31-2009, 04:10 PM
They needed help today not next month when Dickerson comes back from the DL.

Doh!, I actaully forgot he was hurt. Brain fart! :redface:

redsfandan
07-31-2009, 04:10 PM
A little surprised Weathers wasn't included.

*BaseClogger*
07-31-2009, 04:10 PM
If Walt Jocketty was the Yankees' GM he would have no problem giving up a top prospect like Austin Jackson... :rolleyes:

alexad
07-31-2009, 04:11 PM
Doh!, I actaully forgot he was hurt. Brain fart! :redface:


I am not sure who plays the outfield for the Reds anymore.....

redsmetz
07-31-2009, 04:12 PM
I am not sure who plays the outfield for the Reds anymore.....

Well, we know one.... Willy Taveras.

Jpup
07-31-2009, 04:12 PM
I am not sure who plays the outfield for the Reds anymore.....

Willy's still out there. :cool:

cincrazy
07-31-2009, 04:13 PM
I'm hearing Reds get minor league C Chase Weems for Hairston.

per Ken Davidoff

Reds Freak
07-31-2009, 04:14 PM
MLB trade rumors reports it's C Chase Weems to the Reds. Looks to be a clone of Mesoraco at first glance...

edabbs44
07-31-2009, 04:14 PM
I'm hearing Reds get minor league C Chase Weems for Hairston.

per Ken Davidoff

Worse stats in Single A than Hairston with Reds.

cincrazy
07-31-2009, 04:16 PM
Worse stats in Single A than Hairston with Reds.

We can build on this!

.................

dougdirt
07-31-2009, 04:16 PM
MLB trade rumors reports it's C Chase Weems to the Reds. Looks to be a clone of Mesoraco at first glance...

Say what? Weems has no power, no contact ability and no plate discipline. That doesn't sound like Mesoraco at all.

lollipopcurve
07-31-2009, 04:17 PM
Weems is a 20 year old LH hitting catcher. Hitting .260 in A ball with little power. He, Barnhart and Fleury give the organization some LH hitting catchers, something they had not had outside of Kroski. Maybe one of them pans out. That kind of depth is probably useful.

redsfandan
07-31-2009, 04:17 PM
MLB trade rumors reports it's C Chase Weems to the Reds. Looks to be a clone of Mesoraco at first glance...
So a bag of balls?

Kc61
07-31-2009, 04:17 PM
Say what? Weems has no power, no contact ability and no plate discipline. That doesn't sound like Mesoraco at all.

JHJ on a one-year contract expiring in two months doesn't have much value. I can't see it being anyone very promising. It's just a small salary dump for the Reds who will use JHJ's spot on the roster for a kid.

HokieRed
07-31-2009, 04:18 PM
Weems' middle name is cash--i.e. what we're not paying Hairston.

reds44
07-31-2009, 04:18 PM
http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=blog07&plckController=Blog&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest&plckBlogPage=BlogViewPost&plckPostId=Blog%3ae57bcc87-152a-4f72-96fb-cc08b1f396efPost%3ae7b795db-967a-451a-abd6-543fb2c73bf9&sid=sitelife.cincinnati.com



The Reds are sending Edwin Encarnacion, Josh Roenicke and Zach Stewart to Toronto for Scott Rolen.

That's a high price to pay.

In exchange for Jerry Hairston Jr., the Reds are getting catcher Chase Weems. He was drafted in the sixth round in 2007.

flyer85
07-31-2009, 04:20 PM
Say what? Weems has no power, no contact ability and no plate discipline. put him in CF.

Team Clark
07-31-2009, 04:48 PM
A bucket of balls for Gonzo was too much to ask I imagine...LOL

Cyclone792
07-31-2009, 04:51 PM
Weems has no power, no contact ability and no plate discipline.


put him in CF.

Looks like we've found a future leadoff hitter.

redsmetz
07-31-2009, 05:17 PM
Is the Sally League comparable to Dayton or Sarasota? Weems seems light for a catcher. Thoughts on whether we may have plans to move him to another position?

Highlifeman21
07-31-2009, 05:22 PM
My future brother-in-law (HUGE Yankees fan) likes getting JHJ b/c it means hopefully no more Cody Ransom.

Just wait til he gets used to JHJ, then he'll be begging for Ransom back...

Jpup
07-31-2009, 05:28 PM
My future brother-in-law (HUGE Yankees fan) likes getting JHJ b/c it means hopefully no more Cody Ransom.

Just wait til he gets used to JHJ, then he'll be begging for Ransom back...

He's getting the amazing Shelly Duncan back too.

NC Reds
07-31-2009, 05:30 PM
I can't say I'll miss Jerry. It's been real.

marcshoe
07-31-2009, 05:30 PM
Is the Sally League comparable to Dayton or Sarasota? Weems seems light for a catcher. Thoughts on whether we may have plans to move him to another position?


Sally's Low A.

Mario-Rijo
07-31-2009, 05:33 PM
I can't say I understand this deal at all. I know Hairston isn't that great but he is a really solid all around bench guy and if you are still trading for vets to help stay in it (Rolen) why trade off probably one of your better bench players? Just doesn't make any sense.

Reds1
07-31-2009, 05:40 PM
Interesting stat on
Weems has gone 12-for-33 (.364) with a homer and five RBI in his last 10 games at Low-A Charleston.

He's a young kid. Low A, but shows you how bad the catching position is with the Reds

Tom Servo
07-31-2009, 05:48 PM
I'm staying in New Jersey with my Yankees fan friend. I couldn't be happier than Hairston is now his headache.

redsfandan
07-31-2009, 05:53 PM
I can't say I understand this deal at all. I know Hairston isn't that great but he is a really solid all around bench guy and if you are still trading for vets to help stay in it (Rolen) why trade off probably one of your better bench players? Just doesn't make any sense.
Well, we can't call Hairston a salary dump since he only makes $2m this season so I'd definitely prefer a prospect that was at least a little better. Rolen is signed through 2010 and since he's (sorta) local he maybe receptive to a reasonable extension if 2010 goes well. Hairston is a FA after this season and I think most agree he wouldn't be back next season.

Bottom line, winning season this year, try get into the playoffs in 2010. That's not only all I was hoping for I think that's what the Reds maybe thinking too. Hairston wouldn't be around to help in 2010. He might've been able to help the rest of this season to break the string of losing seasons but maybe they wanted to get a better look at players like Sutton & Janish.

Red in Chicago
07-31-2009, 06:26 PM
Ric In Chicago will be pleased to hear this news.

OMG, other than winning the world series, this is the best thing that could happen for me. JHJ is my ALL TIME LEAST FAVORITE player.

Last year, I took my mother to a game at Wrigley Field. We were in the front row right by the Reds on deck circle. JHJ was standing two feet in front of us and my ma was telling me to take his picture. I said, "ma, I don't like him, I'm not going to take his picture". The look on his face was priceless, considering I was in all my Reds gear and taking pics of every other Reds player to come on deck:cool:

Matt700wlw
07-31-2009, 06:27 PM
I wonder Hairston argued with anybody before he left?

savafan
07-31-2009, 10:35 PM
Consider this, the Hairston trade is multi-useful, in that it prevents Corey Patterson from returning to the major leagues

Doc. Scott
07-31-2009, 11:24 PM
I'm not saying I don't think Hairston was a useful player, but he's not good enough to start on a good major league team and he was a free agent at the end of the year anyway.

Removing him from the equation also helps ensure people like Drew Stubbs and Chris Heisey and Drew Sutton and Adam Rosales get some major league exposure throughout the remaining two months of the season. Dusty was prone to running JHJ out there wayyyy too often.

VR
07-31-2009, 11:35 PM
I'm not saying I don't think Hairston was a useful player, but he's not good enough to start on a good major league team and he was a free agent at the end of the year anyway.

Removing him from the equation also helps ensure people like Drew Stubbs and Chris Heisey and Drew Sutton and Adam Rosales get some major league exposure throughout the remaining two months of the season. Dusty was prone to running JHJ out there wayyyy too often.

well said Doctor.

BuckeyeRedleg
07-31-2009, 11:37 PM
Jerry Hairston got traded. Wha?

WVRedsFan
07-31-2009, 11:58 PM
Maybe I've said this before--you think?--but the danger in JHJ or Ryan Freel or many other so-called "versatile" players is that managers get fooled into thinking they are starters. They're not.

Speaking of Freel...the bloom is off the rose. He's 16-84 this year with 2 doubles and 5 RBI's. His average is .198 despite starting for KC and his OBP is .284, and yet managers think these guys are starters because of speed and hustle. Wrong.

Matt700wlw
08-01-2009, 06:13 PM
Jerry is 2 for 2 so far playing LF for the Yankees! Not sure if he started or not...

Highlifeman21
08-01-2009, 07:22 PM
Jerry is 2 for 2 so far playing LF for the Yankees! Not sure if he started or not...

Hairston did start in LF for the Yankees today.

ESPN has him listed as 1 for 3 with a walk, a run scored and a run batted in.

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2009, 07:25 PM
Jerry is 2 for 2 so far playing LF for the Yankees! Not sure if he started or not...
He did start and batted 8th. It is amazing how when the Reds players go to other teams the other teams use them in the way they should have been used here.

dsmith421
08-01-2009, 08:01 PM
Harriston will be useful for the Yankees--he can give Jeter, A-Job, Damon, and Cano a night off when necessary. Also, Swisher is such a hilarious mess in RF that he needs a defensive caddy in the late innings.

Dusty thought he was the cornerstone of our offense, and the returns we got reflected that stupidity.

RedEye
08-01-2009, 08:05 PM
Harriston will be useful for the Yankees--he can give Jeter, A-Job, Damon, and Cano a night off when necessary. Also, Swisher is such a hilarious mess in RF that he needs a defensive caddy in the late innings.


I'm just thankful I won't have to see his name spelled this way anymore. ;)

dsmith421
08-01-2009, 08:18 PM
I'm just thankful I won't have to see his name spelled this way anymore.

I've learned to embrace it.