Yankees - DFAed Karsay
New York Yankees - Designated P Steve Karsay for assignment; recalled IF Robinson Cano
This is the much-discussed Yankee Shakeup, but I don’t really think this will be really have much of an effect on the team. The Yankees bench Bernie Williams, who can no longer throw or run, replace his bat with Cano’s in the lineup and shift Womack from being a below-average 2B to a leftfielder that would need to hit .330 to be league-average. Matsui becomes the new centerfielder where he’ll probably be surprisingly decent.
Now, it’s great that Cano gets a shot, but he’s still very young and despite a terrific start to the year with the Clippers (333/368/574), I’d still be surprised if he did much better than 270/320/380 this season with the Yankees.
Karsay will have a lot of phone calls the day he clears waivers. He hasn’t been healthy since 2002, but from 1999-2002, he was one of the premier relievers in the game and the upside is high enough that a minimum wage Karsay is worth a gamble. There are a number of possible destinations, from more likely ports of call like Boston, Cleveland, or San Francisco to lesser possibilities like the Mets or Padres.
Posted: May 03, 2005 at 01:18 PM | 35 comment(s)
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