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Chavey Chav

Eric Chavez is back.

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1 Chyll Will   ~  Feb 21, 2012 10:34 pm

But is his back well?

2 Ara Just Fair   ~  Feb 21, 2012 11:20 pm

Maybe he's got more than 175 plate appearances in him for this year, but I doubt it.

3 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Feb 21, 2012 11:28 pm

[1][2] Bring back Nick Johnson, 3.0 I say. He's got a lot left!

4 Chris in Sydney   ~  Feb 22, 2012 12:49 am

He'll be on the DL before the solstice. I'll take Pena instead. At least he will stay on the roster while not hitting for power.

I wouldn't have taken Ibanez either, but at least he isn't whinging like the Angels' beat-up old muppet:


5 monkeypants   ~  Feb 22, 2012 1:51 am

[3] Hahaha. Unfortunately (?), didn't some team just sign Johnson...maybe the Orioles...to a MiL contract?

6 Chyll Will   ~  Feb 22, 2012 2:18 am

[4] AJ really did us a solid, then. Imagine if he was traded to the Yanks and Girardi was left to explain to him the intricacies of backing up Gardner and Swish once a week while trying to fit on the carousel of DHs versus righties (along with the NY writers and bobbleheads telling him point blank to STFU).

Who do the Mutts have in their outfield besides Lucas Duda? Bobby can donate 8 million of his salary to their pension fund and start 162 games for them...

7 monkeypants   ~  Feb 22, 2012 4:09 am

[6] Abreu has a bit of a history with this, no? As I recall, when with the Yankees, he more or less refused to bat anywhere except third in the lineup because he felt he was "a number three hitter."

8 Boatzilla   ~  Feb 22, 2012 8:39 am

We've got a lot of veteran mediocrity and injuries waiting to happen on the bench. Maybe that's good for our farm boys.

It seems that Cash is really focusing on personality (make up). Most of our FA signings and invitees seem to be guys who don't complain, can fit in, work with the system, etc.

I think this is going to be a big year. I can feel it. All the stars are lined up for Mo, Jeter and A-Rod to have a last hurhah.

9 RagingTartabull   ~  Feb 22, 2012 10:06 am

I have nothing against Chavez, but for the life of me I don't get the appeal of him. Mostly because I don't get the appeal of ANYONE who you have to assume will end up missing 3 months at some point in the year.

10 Jon DeRosa   ~  Feb 22, 2012 11:04 am

The Yanks faced a right-handed starter 110 times last year. Right now, Ibanez and/or Chavez is going to play those games. On purpose.

11 Chyll Will   ~  Feb 22, 2012 12:01 pm

[10] That's the thing, Jon; Abreu already implies he's gonna be a starter regardless. And unless Swish or Gardner get hurt or traded for something catastrophically stupid, how do you explain to the man that he's got to get used to the idea of starting on the bench without the liberal use of sarcasm?

12 Jon DeRosa   ~  Feb 22, 2012 1:06 pm

[11] Yeah, Abreu sucks too. My point is that the Yanks have decided to use shitty players to fill a very significant role. I don't really get it.

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