Yanks get Jerry Hairston Jr.

Joel Sherman has the news. Hairston, 33, was acquired from the Reds, where he hit .254/.305/.397. He can play the OF—all three positions—and some IF (3B, 2B, SS). Hairston isn’t as fast as Gardner (not even close), but he offers some speed and is a good OF defender while his defense in the IF is passable (I’m not sure about third, though). Solid bench move for the Yankees. I wonder if this ends Cody Ransom’s tenure with the club?

UPDATE – Jonathan Mayo is reporting that the Yankees might have sent Austin Jackson to the Reds in this deal though that hasn’t been confirmed. I refuse to believe that Brian Cashman would make such a move.

UPDATE – Mayo is now saying that the Jackson info is inaccurate. Whew…

UPDATE – The Yankees traded Chase Weems for Hairston.

34 thoughts on “Yanks get Jerry Hairston Jr.

  1. This is BS! The Yankees don’t need an infielder they need a starting pitcher! When Joba goes to the pen is Hairston going to pitch 7 innings? No!

  2. I truthfully don’t think we can beat the Red Sox now in the playoffs! Their starting rotation will kill ours at this point and they just closed the gap on our biggest strength with adding Victor MArtinez to start and now having Lowell and Casey Kotchman on the bench. I think maybe Hal and the Yankees don’t think they can win this year and are just looking at the future.

  3. AS I think about it I guess this gets rid of Cody Ransom and allows us to have a real bat at 3B on days Arod DHs or has off but it still doesn’t fix the rotation.

  4. ***Jonathan Mayo is reporting that the Yankees might have sent Austin Jackson to the Reds in this deal though that hasn’t been confirmed. I refuse to believe that Brian Cashman would make such a move. *****

    Could be the dumbest thing ever posted on this board.

  5. AJ Burnett Vs Josh Beckett
    CC Sabathia Vs Jon Lester
    Andy Pettitte vs Brad Penny
    Sergio Mitre/Hirsh/Nova/Aceves Vs Tim Wakfield/Clay Buchholz
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    Not a good shot at getting around them, we have the better offense but they closed the gap ad have a good bench now and when Varitek sits they have Lowell, Youks and Martinez to play the triangle of the infield that’s good. Not to mention we haven’t beaten them all year and if CC or Burnett lose either game we could be in huge trouble. Not to mention that CC hasn’t been good in the playoffs except against us and Burnett is unpredictable in big situations.

  6. I like we added speed, I like we get rid of Ransom, I like we add some speed but we didn’t need it! We upgraded at a position that plays once a weak! We needed a starter!

  7. I just am afraid at this point if Andy’s age catches him and he goes down with an injury we are screwed!

  8. People you can not say that the Yankees are set for a world series run, you can’t say they aren’t making the playoffs at this point but with no way to space out Joba’s starts he is now guaranteed to end up in the pen by the playoffs and I don’t trust Hughes being a good starter especially not in the playoffs against a team like the Sox. If any of you are sitting back thinking this division is in the bag you are seriously delusional!

  9. 1 word:DISSAPOINT no trade for a pitcher with wang out for season and joba with innigs limits what da hell tinkin mr. cashman?i am really dissapoint and think the yankee dont make the playoffs again, and after that youve heard hal saying WE DONT MAKE PLAYOFF THIS YEAR BUT THE NEXT YEAR WE WILL MAKE A BETTER TEAM AND IF I GOT TO SIGN A VETERAN PITCHER WE MAKE THE DEAL, when we see the steroid sox win another world series.you know what? the yankees make me suck if we lose again. Ithink the phillies win again they have great pitcher and better offense. IM A PHILI KNOW, I CHANGE MY TEAM..