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Will Chase Headley be a Yankee?

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1 Dimelo   ~  Dec 15, 2014 11:02 am
2 Alex Belth   ~  Dec 15, 2014 11:24 am

Yes, Ken R says so, Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal · 34m 34 minutes ago
Sources: #Yankees close to signing free-agent 3B Chase Headley to four-year deal.

3 Alex Belth   ~  Dec 15, 2014 1:16 pm

I like Headley. Solid citizen, really nice fielder. He's not someone to get excited about but this seems like a decent deal.

4 Dimelo   ~  Dec 15, 2014 2:46 pm

[3] Also gives the Yanks some flexibility with Alex and Tex.

5 Alex Belth   ~  Dec 15, 2014 2:48 pm

It's not an unappealing team.

6 Greg G   ~  Dec 15, 2014 2:50 pm

They should play Alex at shortstop. He can pad his stats, get injured and the Yanks collect the insurance money. Everybody is happy. (Only kidding slightly)

7 seamus   ~  Dec 15, 2014 3:06 pm

Seems about as good as we were going to do. It's a bit frustrating though as I feel this team will struggle to score runs again next year. I know i'm spoiled and used to some higher scoring teams.

8 seamus   ~  Dec 15, 2014 3:10 pm

[7] I should add, that other than a too old Tex, I like our infield. And if Tex can get his bat around i'll be happier. I just don't think it will happen. The normalization of the shift has destroyed his batting average.

9 Alex Belth   ~  Dec 15, 2014 3:50 pm
10 RagingTartabull   ~  Dec 15, 2014 3:58 pm

Questions in the rotation not withstanding, I really like the look of this team in the field.

McCann (who I think everyone believes will bounce back), Tex who if nothing else will give you 20 homers and defense, Prado and Didi, Headley. And then Gardner, Ellsbury, Beltran/Young. Look at that! A roster that actually looks like it has complementary pieces!

11 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Dec 15, 2014 4:02 pm

[8] Maybe if Teix and every other dead-pull lefty could react like a professional and actually try hitting away from the shift, they'd be able to...

be able to...

be able to...

be able to...


Sorry, I'm a bit of a broken record on that topic.

12 rbj   ~  Dec 15, 2014 6:18 pm

Interesting that he took less money because the thinks the Yankees are poised to make the playoffs. Wish I could share his optimism.

13 Sliced Bread   ~  Dec 15, 2014 6:27 pm

Get the Scherz thing and we're good to go!
Great analysis as always from Cliff, who is not one to sugarcoat.
10) yup

14 seamus   ~  Dec 15, 2014 7:47 pm

[11] i'm right there with you.

[13] and yes, want the Scherz. We need him when our first basemen might hit .212.

15 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Dec 15, 2014 8:43 pm

[5] It's not unappealing, but not very interesting either..I'm struggling to find players I enjoy watching. (I'm not a 'root for the laundry' type anymore I think..)

If Pineda, Tanaka & CC are all healthy they can contend. If not..well, Boston sucks too so at least there's that..

16 The Hawk   ~  Dec 16, 2014 10:38 am

I like this infield! It reminds me of the late 90's teams ... Teixeira notwithstanding.

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