Sherman: Yankees want Chavez, still shopping Burnett

Born in Southwestern Ohio and currently residing on the Chesapeake Bay, Brien is a former editor-in-chief of IIATMS who now spends most of his time sitting on his deck watching his tomatoes ripen and consuming far more MLB Network programming than is safe for one's health or sanity.

6 thoughts on “Sherman: Yankees want Chavez, still shopping Burnett

  1. jay_robertson

    As long as Chavez's DL visit doesn't coincide with A-Rods, I don't mind.

    To your last statement – if the only thing we get out of paying another team to play AJ is Damon – I'll keep AJ. (as ALWAYS, I don't have the numbers, but I imagine AJ will have as much positive impact as Damon. Actually – I see him having more, although that isn't saying THAT much.)

    • Well if Burnett isn’t one of your five best starters, it’s going to be kind of hard for him to be more valuable than someone getting ~300 plate appearances unless that player isn’t very good at all.

      • jay_robertson

        fair nuff – I still see him starting. Unless he blows up, or Hughes gets it back together. Or Freddy — why did they sign Freddy? that would have given them the 5 mil they're whining about..

        • I vaguely remember really angering someone when I suggested a couple of months ago that they didn’t need to be in such a hurry to sign Garcia.

          • Michael P

            Yup you certainly nailed that one. But as for the want for Chavez to return, its not that most people really like him so much as they are uncomfortable with the alternative, which is lots of Eduardo Nunez. Nunez obv has some nice upside, but his defense still causes some (myself included) to hold their breath when he throws the ball. Chavez can still provide above average defense at a position that the incumbent starter will most likely see a good portion of his at bats in the DH role.

          • jay_robertson

            consistency,
            hobgoblins,
            something like that. Good point. But I really didn't see them snagging two other pitchers.

            you win. my bad. ;)

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