Is this a trade you would support?

Yankees 2010 committment: (via Cot’s)

  • Granderson: $5.5m [contract runs for three more years ($25.75m, all in, including a $2m buyout)]
  • Thames: $0.9m (minor league contract)
  • TOTAL: 6.4m

Detroit’s 2010 committment: (via Cot’s)

  • Damon: $8.0m
  • Coke: $0.4m
  • Austin Jackson: League Minimum ($0.4m)
  • ADD: Max Scherzer: $1.4m
  • ADD: Dan Schlereth: League Minimum ($0.4m)
  • LESS: Edwin Jackson: $4.2m
  • LESS: Ian Kennedy: ~$0.4m
  • TOTAL: $6.0m

Factoring in the second trade of Edwin Jackson and IPK for Scherzer and Schlereth, the Tigers were able to shed some 2010 payroll. Whether they are better for it or not remains to be seen, but in doing so, it puts the trade virtually neck and neck from a 2010 financial committment.  Of course, it doesn’t include the other moves the Yanks (or Detroit) made to fill in for the pieces traded, such as the Yanks signing Chan Ho Park.

So, knowing what we know now, on the eve of players reporting, are you still happy with this trade?…

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Shots from Spring Training

CC and AJ trying to work off some of that winter weight (I’m really lookin’ at you, CC)

And the battle for the #5 spot, featuring Hughes and Joba:

Is he a starting CF or DB?

The navy lycra pants, navy socks, navy shorts, navy shirt thing is a bit overkill, no?

All three look game-ready.   Gardner and Granderson, looking ripped, while Swisher goofs around.  No surprises here.

Hangin’ with Jeter

And the competition for the #4 and #5 OF spots, Winn and Thames:

Javy, Pettitte and Posada.  “Now Javy, if you give up another grandslam to a RedSox player, you’ll never hear the end of it!

See this?  Don’t take your eyes off it, OK?  You got your cup on, son?

I’m laughing now, but wait until you ask Posada to catch me.

Gaak!  My eyes.  Remember when $46 million would actually get you a guy capable of pitching in the Majors?…

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Posada and Burnett to reunite this season

Not sure if this was reported as a standalone item anywhere, but Erik Boland of Newsday informs us that manager, Joe Girardi, has announced that Jorge Posada will catch A.J. Burnett this season. A serious amount of ink was devoted to the Burnett-Posada duo a season ago, after the...

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McAllister waits for an opportunity

Pete Caldera of the Bergen Record has a nice piece out on Zach McAllister, one of the Yankees best-rated pitching prospects. McAllister, 22, is in camp this spring to show off his stuff after tossing 121 innings of 2.23 ERA ball for Trenton in 2009. Though he...

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Reviewing this Offseason, Part One

On the 17th, Tim of MLB Trade Rumors posted the off season in review for the Yankees. There, he obviously lists all the moves that Brian Cashman has made since the Yankees won their 27th championship in November. Since the roster is more or less set, and we’ve got little to do until the...

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Yanks add Chan Ho Park to bullpen for some reason

I’d read the rumors last week about the Yankees’ interest in Chan Ho Park, though I didn’t think they’d actually bother to sign him. I’m not entirely sure what attracted the...

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Yankees Annual 2010 On Sale Today!

[image title="book73_300" size="full" id="15254" align="center" linkto="full" ]For the third straight year, I have the pleasure of announcing to you that I have been published by Maple Street Press in their yearly season preview magazine Yankees Annual 2010. It is an absolute pleasure to write for them every year. In the past, I’ve contributed long-form pieces...

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