Pineda had a surgery in May. It would've been the best case scenario to have him ready for Opening Day. Whatever, hopefully he's here in 2nd half and we let him loose out of the pen (that means Hughes and Nova are doing their jobs in #4 and #5 spots). The jury is still out on that trade.
So we go cheap with Martin and get outbid by Pirates and then proceed to pay up for Vernon Wells. Great asset management. Stewart/Cervelli is the worst catching duo in majors. Cubbies and White Sox pairs would probably give them a run for their money.
I'm still pissed at this trade. The Yanks had good pitching last year but their offense stunk to high heavens in the playoffs. I swear if Pineda doesn't succeed here, Cashman better watch his back
I dont mind Ichiro. He did well here in short stint last season. Probably ends up hitting around .300 while being a threath on basepaths. Also brings it defensively even though he's lost a step or 2.
Wells on the other hand should be taken out back and shot.
I've defended Cashman in the past but he dropped the ball on this one. It's a move that reeks of desperation.
I'm still not sold on Ichiro, don't like that he doesn't draw any walks. Worried about the small sample size he had here, considering he looked done for his last 1 and 1/2 years in Seattle. Obviously hope I am very wrong.
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