Monday, August 06, 2007

Say Goodbye to Miguel Cairo

Unless the Yankees decide to rely on sentimentality and "veteranism" over talent and production, Tronto is probably the last stop for Miguel Cairo in a Yankee uniform.

Jason Giambi is coming back. Andy Phillips can play first, second, and third. Wilson Betemit can play all four infield positions (second base in a pinch). Shelley Duncan is a DH/first baseman/emergency outfielder who is crushing the ball whenever he's given an opportunity. Miguel Cairo is, well, Miguel Cairo.

One of those people have to go, as there is no reason to have eight infielders on the roster (not counting the catchers, that's Jeter, Rodriguez, Cano, Phillips, Duncan, Giambi, Betemit, and Cairo).

Cairo's versatility made him an asset to a weak bench early in the season. Now, he's redundant and should be made so. I know he's a Torre favorite, but Cashman needs to do what's best for the team and let Cairo go.

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