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Monday, December 15, 2008

Kepner's latest on Cameron

Tyler Kepner posted his latest update on the Mike Cameron for Melky Cabrera trade.

In talking to some people involved today, I get the feeling the Yankees are backing away from a potential Melky Cabrera-for-Mike Cameron trade with the Milwaukee Brewers, at least for now. There’s a deal the teams could make, and while I’m not sure of the particulars, at this point the Yankees’ main question is baseball-related, not financial.

We know they do not value Cameron at $10 million, which is why they wanted the Brewers to include some money — or take on Kei Igawa — to make the deal happen. Now that a fair deal seems to be in place, the question is whether it makes baseball sense.

I’m not sure it does. If the Yankees add Cameron, he would bat in the bottom third of the order. Presumably, Nick Swisher will be there, too. Those two hitters are good for a combined 300 strikeouts a season.
Good news. The more I think about this trade, the Yankees are better off not going through with it, even if it means getting rid of both Cabrera and Kei Igawa.

Kepner also doesn't expect anything regarding Manny Ramirez soon.

8 comments:

Kalel9 said...

I get the feeling that the Yanks have backed away from Cameron and don't care when Andy gets back to them cause they are onto something bigger.

Andrew Fletcher said...

I think the push for Manny is coming. Cashman is realizing Cameron isn't the answer to improve the offense.

Anonymous said...

Time to move Matsui?
A person I've talked to on the condition of anonymity who is familiar with the talks but is not authorized to speak for the ball-club because he isn't a real person said there's a 50-50 chance that something may go down in the next 24 hrs. Also, he reiterated that there's a 60-40 chance something may go down if we are willing to wait a little longer longer. A little sense of humor goes a long way.... I know, only a little.

Andrew Fletcher said...

Haha, very nicely played. I love rumor-speak. That's pretty much all we read and hear this time of year.

Kalel9 said...

I don't know if it's Tex or Manny or something else, but it's something!

Andrew Fletcher said...

I think Tex is out of the running. He'll get his $180 million+ from Boston or LAA.

She-Fan said...

I think Tex is lost to us too. But please, no Manny. I don't want Cameron either, but there has to be someone out there who can hit/not strike out.

Andrew Fletcher said...

I was going to suggest Dunn, but...

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