NY Yankees make trade?

NY Yankees make trade?

Post by Gordon Nigu » Thu, 09 Jan 1992 03:22:57


Ok, so now the Yanks aquired Tartabull, what next? Obviously they need pitching
help and with Barfield, Hall, Maas, Kelly, Bernie Williams and Tartabull crowding up the OF/DH slots it's obvious a major deal is necessary. So far I've heard
that Barfield is going to Montreal for Tim Wallach, but other sources claim
Barfield and Hall are on they're way out together...What's the scoop elsewhere?

Are there other trade rumours surfacing...I like to keep as up to date as possible.                     Thanks...      

 
 
 

NY Yankees make trade?

Post by Dennis Shi » Thu, 09 Jan 1992 03:04:09

Quote:

>Ok, so now the Yanks aquired Tartabull, what next? Obviously they need pitching
>help and with Barfield, Hall, Maas, Kelly, Bernie Williams and Tartabull crowding up the OF/DH slots it's obvious a major deal is necessary. So far I've heard
>that Barfield is going to Montreal for Tim Wallach, but other sources claim
>Barfield and Hall are on they're way out together...What's the scoop elsewhere?

>Are there other trade rumours surfacing...I like to keep as up to date as possible.                 Thanks...      

Just heard on the radio that the Yanks signed Oakland IF Mike Gallego.
I wonder where that leaves Espinoza ...

-Dennis.
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NY Yankees make trade?

Post by Nelson » Thu, 09 Jan 1992 08:33:33

Quote:

>Just heard on the radio that the Yanks signed Oakland IF Mike Gallego.
>I wonder where that leaves Espinoza ...

Probably still at shortstop?  Gallego, despite being an excellent defensive
2B/3B, is a poor defensive SS, at least in '91.  I take the Gallego signing as
a sure sign that Sax is going to be traded, and Kelly will be at 2B and Gallego
3B.

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NY Yankees make trade?

Post by Francois LARAM » Fri, 10 Jan 1992 05:17:09

Quote:

>Ok, so now the Yanks aquired Tartabull, what next? Obviously they need pitching
>help and with Barfield, Hall, Maas, Kelly, Bernie Williams and Tartabull crowding up the OF/DH slots it's obvious a major deal is necessary. So far I've heard
>that Barfield is going to Montreal for Tim Wallach, but other sources claim

Barfield for Wallach? From an Expos point of view, that trade would sound
  like an apology from the Yankees for the signing of Pascual Perez ! :-)
  I wonder why anyone would want Wallach at this point in his career, and
  getting rid of him leaves an everyday spot in the lineup for Bret Barberie.
  Definitely a good move for the Expos. And can you imagine the defense that
  an outfield of Walker, Grissom and Barfield would provide! WOW!
 
 
 

NY Yankees make trade?

Post by Marc Sabatel » Fri, 10 Jan 1992 02:36:37


Quote:

> >Just heard on the radio that the Yanks signed Oakland IF Mike Gallego.
> >I wonder where that leaves Espinoza ...

> Probably still at shortstop?  Gallego, despite being an excellent defensive
> 2B/3B, is a poor defensive SS, at least in '91.  I take the Gallego signing as
> a sure sign that Sax is going to be traded, and Kelly will be at 2B and Gallego
> 3B.

I think this would be a mistake.  I doubt Gallego's offense would be considered
adequate for a third baseman - many people have questioned it as a second
baseman, although if he continues to produce at 1991's ~.700 OPS rate, it is
probably acceptable.

Congrats, Mikey, on becoming a millionaire!  Although I don't know *what* the
Yankees are thinking, to be perfectly honest.

--------------
Marc Sabatella

 
 
 

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Post by Kyle E. Po » Sat, 11 Jan 1992 09:46:41


|>

|> > >
|> > >Just heard on the radio that the Yanks signed Oakland IF Mike Gallego.
|> > >I wonder where that leaves Espinoza ...
|> >
|> > Probably still at shortstop?  Gallego, despite being an excellent defensive
|> > 2B/3B, is a poor defensive SS, at least in '91.  I take the Gallego signing as
|> > a sure sign that Sax is going to be traded, and Kelly will be at 2B and Gallego
|> > 3B.
|>
|> I think this would be a mistake.  I doubt Gallego's offense would be considered
|> adequate for a third baseman - many people have questioned it as a second
|> baseman, although if he continues to produce at 1991's ~.700 OPS rate, it is
|> probably acceptable.
|>
|> Congrats, Mikey, on becoming a millionaire!  Although I don't know *what* the
|> Yankees are thinking, to be perfectly honest.
|>
|> --------------
|> Marc Sabatella

I think that Gallego HAS to be an improvement over the zombies that played the
position for the Yankees last year.  Looking at the rotisserie stats for the
stiffs that played third last year (besides Pat Kelly, who doesn't look to be
able to handle third) make me shudder.
     Player     AB      H       BA      HR      RBI     SB
     ------     --      -       --      --      ---     --
      Ramos     26       8      .308     0        3      0      3b or c?
      Velarde   184     45      .245     1       15      3      I thought he was
                                                                        dead.
      Meulens   288     64      .222     6       29      3      Bam-Bam is the
                                                                sound the ball
                                                                makes when it
                                                                hits his glove.
                                                                (IF it hits his
                                                                glove. :-))
      Blowers   35       7      .200     1        1      0      
      Humphreys 40       8      .200     0        3      2      3b?
      Rodriguez 37       7      .189     0        2      0      All SS?
      Leyritz   77      14      .182     0        4      0
      Lovullo   51       9      .176     0        2      0      What do you say
                                                                now, Sparky?
      Lusader    7       1      .143     0        1      0
     ________________________________________________________
      Total     745     163     .219     8       60      8
      Gallego   482     119     .247    12       49      6

And to top it all off, Gallego can actually field the position.  Unless the
Yankees make another deal (preferably for Scott Cooper) I see Gallego starting
at 3b come Opening Day.  Hopefully the Yanks can trade Sax for some pitching and
Pat Kelly can take over 2b for a long illustrious career.

                                        Kyle Pope

 
 
 

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Post by <SC.. » Sat, 11 Jan 1992 18:56:13


E. Pope) says:
I think that Gallego HAS to be an improvement over the zombies that played the
position for the Yankees last year.  Looking at the rotisserie stats for the
stiffs that played third last year (besides Pat Kelly, who doesn't look to be
able to handle third) make me shudder.
     Player     AB      H       BA      HR      RBI     SB
     ------     --      -       --      --      ---     --
      Ramos     26       8      .308     0        3      0      3b or c?
      Velarde   184     45      .245     1       15      3      I thought he was
                                                                        dead.
      Meulens   288     64      .222     6       29      3      Bam-Bam is the
                                                                sound the ball
                                                                makes when it
                                                                hits his glove.
                                                                (IF it hits his
                                                                glove. :-))
      Blowers   35       7      .200     1        1      0
      Humphreys 40       8      .200     0        3      2      3b?
      Rodriguez 37       7      .189     0        2      0      All SS?
      Leyritz   77      14      .182     0        4      0
      Lovullo   51       9      .176     0        2      0      What do you say
                                                                now, Sparky?
      Lusader    7       1      .143     0        1      0
     ________________________________________________________
      Total     745     163     .219     8       60      8
      Gallego   482     119     .247    12       49      6

And to top it all off, Gallego can actually field the position.  Unless the
Yankees make another deal (preferably for Scott Cooper) I see Gallego starting
at 3b come Opening Day.  Hopefully the Yanks can trade Sax for some pitching and
Pat Kelly can take over 2b for a long illustrious career.

*******end quoted text

Of the guys listed above, the only ones to put in any significant time at
third for the Yankees were Blowers, Lovullo, Leyritz, and Velarde.  Ramos
is a catcher, Muelens payed the outfield and a bit of first base, Lusader is
an outfielder, and Humphreys is primarily an outfielder (he may have actually
played a few innings at third).  Anyway, what we have is that Gallego in
what is probably a career year *barely* outproduced the Yankees' dismal third
sackers (the same thing, by the way, can be said about Charlie '140 plate
appearances w/o a walk' Hayes).  And Gallego's fielding stats at third do
not suggest someone who can field the position very well.

Let's face it, the only way the Yankees will ever resolve their third base
problem is by accident -- the front office doesn't have a clue.  If they
trade Maas for Wallach I'm going to lose my lunch.

Scott Schnackenberg