Swisher for Marquez? GREAT deal for the Yankees. Where you at Walt?
That does seem like a great deal for New York, unless I'm missing something with Marquez.
If Marquez is the whole return, the Reds missed a big opportunity. I have to think something else is coming back to Chicago though.
So Willingham/Olsen for nothing and Swisher for nothing is two deals I wish Walt would have done.
Bummer, good solid players being dealt away right and left for nominal returns and again Walt sits on his hands doing nothing. Pretends at the outset of FA that we could really do something and then looks only for guys (0-3 guys) or resurrection types who we aren't likely to obtain or don't want anyway.
"You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one."
I think the money involved was a mitigating factor concerning who the Yanks gave up.
"This isnít stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner
I love how everyone just assumes Walt is sitting at home eating pizza and watching movies, completely out of touch with what's going on
2:54pm: Ken Rosenthal says the Yankees also get pitcher Kanekoa Texeira from Chicago.
Swisher had a fiasco of a season last year. Maybe some teams aren't big fans of guys "bulking up" their stats in Oakland and then bottoming out after they leave.
Just a theory.
The exact players going back to the White Sox are not yet known, but sources say the White Sox will be receiving two minor leaguers and one major-league reserve. ESPN.com is reporting that Yankees Class AAA right-hander Jeff Marquez is in the deal.
"Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the field?" ~ Jim Bouton
One decent option off the table. I'm not optimistic about our chances to get a real impact bat.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.
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