Yankees Notes: Quentin, Swisher, Nunez

The Yankees own baseball's all-time best record (164-109) in interleague play, including a 7-2 mark against the National League this year.  The Bronx Bombers are riding a six-game winning streak thanks to consecutive sweeps of the Mets and Braves and they'll visit the equally red-hot Nationals in a three-game series this weekend.  Here's the latest from Yankee Stadium…

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  1. I really wish the Padres ownership situation would get worked out and that whoever buys the team is willing to keep Carlos Quentin around. 

    • Paul Shailor 3 years ago

       I wouldnt man, CQ is the poster child for streaky. Sell high and run.

      • LazerTown 3 years ago

        agreed, they are so far out of it anyways, they might as well sell off some of their more valuable pieces.

      • steverandel 3 years ago

        Streaky and with constant health concerns. The fans will be disappointed, but the Padres should shop Quentin to address other needs. San Diego’s outfield is loaded and with top prospects on the way.

  2. If Gardner has another setback in mid to late July, and the Phillies are still Phloundering, if I were the Yanks, I’d be interested in knowing if the Phils are sellers. Juan Pierre, playing LF, batting 9th, and acting like a “Gardner clone”, that is, speed and D in LF, bottom of order SB guy, could be an answer if the Phils are sellers and 10 out in late July. Not only that, he’s cheap. $800,000. He would give the Yanks about what Gardner gives them.       

    • Slopeboy 3 years ago

      Yanks passed on Pierre over the winter and signed Ibanez. What does that say about your idea?

      • JacobyWanKenobi 3 years ago

         That’s it’s still possible because Ibanez was signed to be a DH primarily.

        • Slopeboy 3 years ago

          Remote possibility. While it’s true Ibanez was brought in to primarily DH,he’s become a more important part of the offense than expected. Both he and Jones have been adequate in the field and with Wise as defense late in games, the Yanks have not suffered. They’ve been sharp in the field and at the plate because they’ve played semi-regularly.Bringing in Pierre at this point would take away AB’s from Jones & Ibanez and eliminate the need for Wise.

          Keep in mind that Pierre is starting in Philly and that will not be the case in NY.His mindset in ST was to win a job in Philly not to be a bench player. He’s a 10&5 vet and I don’t see him waiving his rights to come be a bench player in NY.

          • Timothy Rissland 3 years ago

            He hasnt played 5 years with the Phillies, meaning the 10/5 rules dont apply.

          • Slopeboy 3 years ago

            True, not 5 with the Phillies, but the 10 yrs in the majors does. He’d have to give his consent to ANY trade.

    • That’s a very good idea because we don’t have any speed guys right now. We need someone who steals a lot of bases.

    • fuster 3 years ago

      any one of a number of minor-league players can steal bags as well and catch the ball as well  as Pierre at this point in his career

  3. MB923 3 years ago

    Please do not get Alfonso Soriano

  4. AmericanMovieFan 3 years ago

    I think the Yanks and Swish will meet in the middle. They’re not arrogant enough to ask him to sign for $10MM a year on a 2-3 year deal and I doubt he’s money-driven enough to only be looking for the largest monetary contract offer he can get.

    Perhaps a short deal with a higher yearly average with a vesting option will get it done- Say, 3 years/$54MM w/ a 4th year vesting option at the same rate?

    I really want to continue seeing Swisher as the Yankees’ right fielder, at least for a few more years.

    • Metsfan199 3 years ago

      I can’t stand Swish (or the Yanks), but I can see why you want him to stay -objectively, he is a valuable part of the team, year after year.  Your signing suggestion also makes sense to me . . . very logical.

  5. JoeSeadog 3 years ago

    Before they sign Swish I really think (God I hate to say this) that they may explore free agent Josh Hamilton. A great player, New York is no place for him, he’s 32 and if you don’t sign Swish they should go younger. (Josh would be a constant media circus in NY, driving ANYONE to drink) Nick’s average season is 28 homers and 90 rbi with .350 OBP, great corner outfielder numbers. Unless they can go younger and proven, they should stick with this hand in right.

    • steverandel 3 years ago

       Hamilton could never handle the New York media. He’d fall off the wagon in less than a week.

  6. swisher is not a good yankee, they need all time greats at every position

    • Slopeboy 3 years ago

      Agree! Let’s try to convince Dave Winfield to have the same procedure that Bartolo Colon had performed on him, add a little HGH and put him RF!

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