Yankees have “no interest” in Kottaras

Well this is certainly…interesting:

Oakland designated Kottaras for assignment when they acquired John Jaso in the Michael Morse swap, and he seemed like a perfect fit for the Yankees. Don’t get me wrong, he’s not a world beater, but he’s a career .226/.315/.436 hitter against right-handed pitchers and he plays okay defense. Best of all, I guess, he’s got a non-guaranteed contract that will only pay him about $1 million in 2013, so you’d think that might have piqued the team’s interest. Apparently not.

I honestly don’t know what to say about the catching situation, at this point, except that it appears as though it may simply be the case that Brian Cashman is really fond of someone on the current roster.

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.

8 thoughts on “Yankees have “no interest” in Kottaras

  1. uyf1950

    Just a guess but I'm thinking if Romine shows anything either in spring training or the first month of the season in the minors he's got the starting job after that.

  2. Catcha

    Does anyone else wonder about what we might be getting from Bobby Wilson because I feel like he might turn out to be like a hero for us almost, kinda-sorta. He's a big guy and he seems like he could hit 15-20HR per. Of course when I saw we got a 6'5 catcher named Chris Stewart last year I thought he'd have alot of power too.

    • skeaney

      Size doesn't equal home run power, swing mechanics and quickness are more important. Willie Mays was about 5'10.

  3. oldshiftyeyes

    I'm going to guess that Cervelli has incriminating photos of Cashman and is blackmailing him into letting him start. At this point, it's the only logical explanation.

  4. #924

    "he’s a career .226/.315/.436 hitter against right-handed pitchers and he plays okay defense. Best of all, I guess, he’s got a non-guaranteed contract that will only pay him about $1 million in 2013", NOT BEST OF ALL…WORST OF ALL EXCEPT HIS LINES…GO WITH THE CRAP YOU KNOW

  5. mcmastro

    There is no reason not to give Romine every shot to start this year. He is more than capable to hit above .200 and he plays great D. That's all they are asking for from whoever is catching.

  6. Norm

    he’s a career .226/.315/.436 hitter against right-handed pitchers and he plays okay defense.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't the Yankees already have a few guys like that? Good field, no hit catchers. Except for Cervelli, of course, who doesn't seem to be able to either very well.

  7. oldshiftyeyes

    To be fair, Cervelli has at least put up better offensive numbers than Kotteras or Stewart, especially against lefties (career .317/.414/.393).

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