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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Yankees - Acquired Hinske

New York Yankees - Acquired OF Eric Hinske from the Pittsburgh Pirates for OF Eric Fryer and P Casey Erickson

Hinske wanted more playing time, so the Pirates are helping him out by trading him to a team that will probably play him even less.  But at least he has a chance now to play well into October and score some jewelry.  Hinske’s never going to be a regular again, simply because he hasn’t been able to even fake third base very well since the shoulder problems.

Neither prospect was all that highly coveted by the Yankees.  Fryer had a reputation for being a decent defensive catcher, but the Yankees have much better catching prospects and he was terrible throwing out runners this year.  He’s not hitting at all this year and isn’t young enough to have much time to turn it around.  Erickson’s a bit more interesting as a full-time reliever, but 23-year-old Sally League relievers are long-shots.


2009 ZIPS Projection - Eric Hinske
——————————————————————————————————————
          AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI   BB   SO SB   BA OBP SLG
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Year-to-Date   106   18   27   9   0   1   11   17   27   0 .255 .358 .368
Rest-of-Year   131   20   31   8   0   5   16   18   34   2 .237 .334 .420
——————————————————————————————————————
Total       237   38   58 17   0   6   27   35   61   2 .245 .345 .397

Year-to-date totals include minor-league translations, if applicable.

 

Dan Szymborski Posted: June 30, 2009 at 11:12 PM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: July 01, 2009 at 12:33 AM (#3238344)
So the Yankees acquire a backup thirdbaseman after A-Rod's return. figures
   2. 1k5v3L Posted: July 01, 2009 at 12:40 AM (#3238348)
They probably got him so A-rod can back up Jeter more regularly at short.
   3. Darren Posted: July 01, 2009 at 02:12 AM (#3238487)
I don't see much good in this for the Yanks. He's their 27th corner-OF-DH-1B, but he will provide some small amount of depth, I guess. I really don't see the point for the Pirates, who don't even get salary relief.
   4. Steve Balboni's Personal Trainer Posted: July 01, 2009 at 02:16 AM (#3238493)
Wow, the Pirates are really rocking the house with trades today. Between the trade with the Nationals and this trade, I can only imagine Pirates fans clogging the phone lines for tickets...moving deck chairs on the Titanic, is all it is...
   5. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: July 01, 2009 at 03:14 AM (#3238630)
Wow, the Pirates are really rocking the house with trades today. Between the trade with the Nationals and this trade, I can only imagine Pirates fans clogging the phone lines for tickets...moving deck chairs on the Titanic, is all it is...

WTF do you think they're getting for Nyjer Morgan and Eric Hinske?

Milledge and Hannrahan have pretty nice upside. It's exactly the type of trade Pitt should be doing; use fungible pieces to acquire lottery tickets.
   6. Howzer Posted: July 01, 2009 at 04:11 PM (#3238978)
Have the Pirates become the 21st Century version of the Kansas City Athletics?
Word has it that the Pirates are even paying half of Hinske's remaining salary.
What do the Pirates get out of this? Have the Pirates made a trade int he last few years where they are clearly the team that did better?
   7. Tike Redman's Shattered Dreams Posted: July 01, 2009 at 04:57 PM (#3239030)
What do the Pirates get out of this? Have the Pirates made a trade int he last few years where they are clearly the team that did better?

What? Nady and Marte for Ohlendorf, Karstens, McCutchen, and Tabata isn't a clear win? A corner outfielder who posted a 105 OPS+ last year and is out for this season and a reliever who's been awful for the Yankees for a useful starter, a couple pieces of depth, and a top 100 prospect?
   8. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: July 01, 2009 at 05:22 PM (#3239064)
a useful starter, a couple pieces of depth, and a top 100 prospect?
It's a win for the Pirates, but it's also a "Who cares?" kind of win, at least for now. Tabata is young enough to change that, but none of the other guys are real game changers. The Pirates have never come close to a Bagwell for Larry Anderson or even David Justice for Ricky Ledee type deal.

By the way, saw Tike Redman playing CF and leading off for an Indy team last night.

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