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    Yankees acquire Headley

    Which is confusing, because he is a hitter and I was led to believe hitting was unobtainable at this juncture...

    The cost was Solarte and a minor leaguer.
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    Re: Yankees acquire Headley

    IIRC, He's not been much of a hitter this season.
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    Re: Yankees acquire Headley

    Quote Originally Posted by membengal View Post
    Which is confusing, because he is a hitter and I was led to believe hitting was unobtainable at this juncture...

    The cost was Solarte and a minor leaguer.
    He's only a hitter at this point in a very technical sense (.651 OPS)
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    Re: Yankees acquire Headley

    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    IIRC, He's not been much of a hitter this season.
    Indeed. And he wasn't on the LF corner IF list we all came up with, but he is a hitter, so perhaps the lid is off that market...

    Oops, yeah, Headley was on that groupthink list. I just bumped that and noted that he moved.
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    At least we'll get to see how much Petco affects hitters.
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    Re: Yankees acquire Headley

    Quote Originally Posted by membengal View Post
    Which is confusing, because he is a hitter and I was led to believe hitting was unobtainable at this juncture...

    The cost was Solarte and a minor leaguer.
    We have many positions of need....but 3rd base isn't one of them IMO.

    ~edit~ My apologies. I had no idea he played left field as well. I'm surprised. Still, rapidly declining bat. He "might" have been a decent stopgap, but I'm not so sure. But you ARE right...hopefully this opens up the market a tad.
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    Came here for Blazing Saddles reference, was not disappointed.
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    Re: Yankees acquire Headley

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Sheed View Post
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    Re: Yankees acquire Headley

    With the Padres already dealing Street, I don't know if this means the rest of the market is open, or just more Padres sell offs.

    Either way, maybe now is the time to try to get Venable? Or buy really, really, really low on Alonso, and see if he can get a GABP bump for the stretch.

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    Re: Yankees acquire Headley

    Quote Originally Posted by PepperJack View Post
    With the Padres already dealing Street, I don't know if this means the rest of the market is open, or just more Padres sell offs.

    Either way, maybe now is the time to try to get Venable? Or buy really, really, really low on Alonso, and see if he can get a GABP bump for the stretch.
    Does the fact that Alonso is a lefty scare you off at all? And so is Venable. Didn't Max play for the Reds?

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    Re: Yankees acquire Headley

    Quote Originally Posted by PepperJack View Post
    With the Padres already dealing Street, I don't know if this means the rest of the market is open, or just more Padres sell offs.

    Either way, maybe now is the time to try to get Venable? Or buy really, really, really low on Alonso, and see if he can get a GABP bump for the stretch.
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    Re: Yankees acquire Headley

    Quote Originally Posted by PepperJack View Post
    With the Padres already dealing Street, I don't know if this means the rest of the market is open, or just more Padres sell offs.

    Either way, maybe now is the time to try to get Venable? Or buy really, really, really low on Alonso, and see if he can get a GABP bump for the stretch.
    Omar Minaya is in charge only for a few more days/weeks, everyone get something while the getting is good.
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    Re: Yankees acquire Headley

    Quote Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_ View Post
    Seth Smith?
    They told him he was staying when they gave him that extension a couple of weeks ago, but unless they put it in writing, who knows?

    It wouldn't be the first time a team traded a player just after an extension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewdog View Post
    Does the fact that Alonso is a lefty scare you off at all? And so is Venable. Didn't Max play for the Reds?
    Scared off by Venable or Alonso?

    Either way, no, not really. All the Reds current thump is RH this season for the most part, and a little LH pop could be useful.


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