Phil Rogers' talent is wasted:
Despite spending more than all three of the East's perennial also-rans (Toronto, Baltimore and Tampa Bay), the Yankees somehow don't have a first baseman. Doug Mientkiewicz and Andy Phillips are both gone, which means that new manager Joe Girardi must risk injury and gimme runs by playing Jason Giambi in the field, make a first baseman out of Shelly Duncan or Wilson Betemit or go with the unsung Juan Miranda, who had 16 homers and 96 RBIs between high A and Double-A a year ago.
Or maybe they could deal from an outfield surplus and trade Melky Cabrera and Miranda to the White Sox for Paul Konerko and one of the Sox's spare parts (Juan Uribe or Mike MacDougal). A deal like that could impact the balance of power in the [AL] East almost as much as a Santana trade.
- Jim's thoughts on Aardsma.
- BP on Ehren Wassermann.
- THT: Anatomy of a player: league average pitcher Part 2.
- THT: More outfield arms results.
- THT: Round table: Nick Swisher to the White Sox.