Jason, you don't think this is a good pickup for the Yanks? For the price of a minor league contract, and 900k if he makes the ML roster, how can they go wrong? Thames hits lefties well and will not embarrass himself in the field. Plus, he killed the Yanks in the 2006 ALDS, so he has proven he can perform on the big stage. I don't see the downside, except that he takes up a potential roster space for a youngster, or because of his presence, Gardner is not given a fair chance to see what he can do.