12/11/2008 09:11:00 AM

I Will Miss You Melky...

Posted by Mark McCray |

UPDATE:  

Sorry.  This has not happened yet.  I was at work and couldn't fix the post until now.  I'll keep you updated.

I'm pissed. I love Melky. 

Double frown faces on this one. :-( :-(

Mark Feinsand/NY Daily News:

The Yankees have found their center fielder for 2009, as they are set to send Melky Cabrera to Milwaukee for veteran outfielder Mike Cameron on Thursday, according to two major league sources.

The Yankees have been saying that Cabrera and Brett Gardner would compete for the center field job, but the acquisition of Cameron gives them a veteran presence at the position.

Many believed Cabrera would be the center fielder of the future entering the 2008 campaign, but a disappointing season, in which he hit .249 with eight homeruns and 37 RBIs in 129 games, led many to believe he was destined for a future as a utility outfielder. Yankees blue-chip prospect Austin Jackson is not expected to be ready for big league action until at least 2010, making Cameron the ideal one-year stopgap in center field.

Cameron, a former Met, hit .243 with 25 HRs and 70 RBIs in 120 games last season. He will earn $10 million in 2009.

3 comments:

Kayos said...

Awwww...thas some bull!

Melky played better than Johnny Damon and the dude they brought up when they sent him down. Joe Girardi doesn't like any of the guys Joe Torre had on the field.

She-Fan said...

I did a blog post about Melky too, so don't feel bad. I still think the deal will get done.

Alejandro said...

Yankees should go after Rick Ankiel. We can get Ankiel and sign him after next year. Ankiel has a better arm than Cameron and has a better bat than Cabrera and Cameron combined.

With Ankiel at Center than Yankees should trade Matsui to San Fran and get Johnathan Sanchez. Maybe take that 13 million off the books and get Manny.

With Damon gone after this year we could move Ankiel to Left Field and have Austin Jackson at Center. There wouldnt be a better outfield in the AL East. If Jackson produces like he projected to.

Cameron is bum... This would be the worst trade possible. We could get alot more for Melky. He has a terrible attitude but he has plenty of potential.

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