Lost in yesterday’s interview with Mike Francesa, Brian Cashman spoke meticulously about the the situation in left field. Unlike “accidentally” blurting out that the team offered Robinson Cano an extension, Cashman gave us a good long rundown of the outfield options. Melky Mesa, Zoilo Almonte,
Earlier this week the Miami Marlins gutted their team, sending several star players north of the border to the Toronto Blue Jays. The main additions to the Blue Jays through this trade were Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle. Since then the Jays have also signed
In case you’ve been living under a rock for the last 24 hours, former Yankee Melky Cabrera has been suspended 50 games after testing positive for synthetic testosterone. The implications are disastrous for the Giants, who are currently a game behind the Dodgers in the NL West race, and a half...
Exhibit A: Melky Cabrera
Pre Yankee Days-N/A
Yankee Days-Cabrera spent four years sporting the pinstripes. During that time, he batted .269, had an on-base percentage of .331, a slugging percentage of .385, and an OPS of .716.
Post Yankee Days-Melky has played for three teams since leaving the Yankees. First he went to Atlanta, then Kansas City, and now he is with San Francisco.
Braves: With the Braves, Melky did not do so hot. He had a batting average of .255, on-base percentage of .317, a slugging sercentage of .354, and an OPS of .671
Royals: With the Royals, Cabrera batted .305, had an on-base percentage of .339, a slugging percentage of .470, and an OPS of .809.
Giants: With the Giants, Cabrera is currently second in the National League with a .353 batting average, an on-base percentage of .396, a slugging percentage of .527, and an OPS of .923.
Bottom Line-After a bit of a hiccup in Atlanta which was likely induced by Post-Yankees Stress Syndrome, Cabrera has become an All-Star caliber left-fielder. …
A number of Yankees Hot Stove stories out there this morning:
1) The Yankees have apparently upped their offer to 7 years, although Joel Sherman reports that the deal is actually more complicated than that:
The Yankees’ offers work on a scale in which the shorter the term, the higher the annual average value. It is...