Gammons: Yankees in on Delgado
Just a quick thought about Peter Gammons' assertation that the Yankees may be interested in Florida's high priced first baseman:
"So to clear payroll and make it possible to sign Dontrelle Willis and Miguel Cabrera to long-term contracts, sources indicate that Florida is deep in trade discussions involving Josh Beckett and Carlos Delgado.The three teams interested in Delgado are the Orioles, Mets and Yankees."
Now I can see the Orioles making this kind of move. Delgado is the type of player they're notorious for picking up (past his prime, overpaid) and they need a first baseman. Ditto the Mets, not to mention Omar Minaya's love afair with all latin players.
The Yankees? I really can't see a fit. A lefthanded, defensively deficient slugger in a platoon at first with Giambi? A fulltime DH that means that Sheffield has to play the field every day?
No. Doesn't make sense. Now usually I'm not the biggest fan of Gammons (moreso even his "opinions" than his rumors) and I could see the Yankees interested in Delgado. What team needs a first baseman, had some cash and an (apparantly) expendible centerfielder?
Carl Pavano + B prospect to Florida
Carlos Delgado + cash to the White Sox
Damaso Marte and Aaron Rowand to the Yankees
It could happen. The Sox get the slugger they need to replace Konerko and Thomas. Florida gets a bunch of payroll relief and Pavano helps fill the void of Beckett. The Yankees get a left handed reliever and a centerfielder. The Sox don't do this themselves because they get cash to help offset Delgado's contract.
Go ahead, show me where that doesn't make sense for everyone.
posted by Mr. Faded Glory @ 2:10 PM