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Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't he batting like .150 with RISP and had a fit about being pinch-hit for? if torre's decisions bother him, he's gonna lose it with Brenly...

Ok, don't know the catcher, Prinz gets hurt a lot and gave up a granny to Shane Spencer in Yankee Stadium, Delucci is pretty much a bench guy but he's the last of the '98 guys...and Yanks pay up, so it's not a total loss.

I dunno, I would've tried to get Sanders back...or hell, Giles and Kendall, Rod and Chad's hot streak appears to be over...

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It's a good deal for the Yankees because they dump the cancer that was Mondesi. But I agree that I don't see the Arizona side of this equation.



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Unless the Yankees have another deal planned (and since there is a joint meeting between the Tampa Family and New York Family of the Steinbrenner Mafia, its likely), then this move weakens the Yankees offensively and defensively. Even with a bad season, Mondesi was going to go 25 hr/25 steals, and still had an arm no one would run on in right. I don't see anything the Yankees received back in this trade helping them in the 4 team for 3 spot race they are in with Boston, Seattle, and Oakland.
As for the D'Backs, this is yet another veteran hitter that Shea Hillenbrand can learn from.



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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.87

    Originally posted by redsoxnation
    Unless the Yankees have another deal planned (and since there is a joint meeting between the Tampa Family and New York Family of the Steinbrenner Mafia, its likely), then this move weakens the Yankees offensively and defensively.
I couldn't figure out the Mondesi deal at all, until I read about what happened with him on Sunday with Torre. What a douchebag - was he studying the Cecil Fielder guide to piss off Joe Torre? I agree that another deal is brewing, and that a potent OF bat is coming. I don't think we need a slugging outfielder, but I ain't George. Sierra/Garcia should be fine on this team. I could see them doing a Giles/Kendall deal, and sending Kendall elsewhere....not they need Giles....just George needs Giles.



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By itself this deal hurts the Yankees. A Sierra/Garcia platoon just won't get it done. I can see Rondell White as a good fit instead of Big Bubba no trouba Trammell.

Mondesi compiled most of his numbers in April. He stole many bases in games when the Yankees had a 10 run lead in late innings.

The Yankees will miss his arm the most. Even if he is a cancer in the clubhouse, the Yankees should've sucked it up to win this year.
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If they have to take on Kendall, he'll sit on the bench. There is no way they'll be able to move him along unless the Yanks eat a huge portion of his salary. If the Pirates are making Kendall a must-take in any Giles deal, both of them will be probably in Pittsburgh the rest of the year.....



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They must have figured that Mondesi's upside was worth the price. I get the impression that Pittsburgh is asking a fortune for Giles/Kendall and from what I've heard they're looking to either move both guys or move neither. When Mondesi has his head on straight he's worth what the D-Backs gave up to get him.
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How much does Jorge Posada make? In financial terms, if the Yanks did get Giles/Kendall, it might make more sense to keep Kendall and trade Posada. Of course, given Posada's popularity both with the fans and the team, this is pretty unlikely.

Just to bring this thread back around topic, it looks like Williamson will in fact be the new Boston setup man. All of a sudden the Bosox went from having a horrid bullpen a month ago to one of the better late-inning combos in the game.



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The Yankees won't move Posada. You'd be hard pressed to find a better catcher right now - maybe Lopez in Atlanta - and that will be all Steinbrenner needs to know. Popularity aside, George will spend what it costs to have the best, and since he's already got that, he won't bring in Jason Kendall just to save a buck.
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I don't think so, they'll probably get somebody from the Reds... my thing is that Gammons went off on Weaver, but the Mondesi thing just sorta leaked out now...hmm.
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