East Notes: Ichiro, Casilla, Coghlan, Lind

Now that the Yankees have designated Vernon Wells for assignment, they're more likely to keep Ichiro Suzuki, NJ.com's Brendan Kuty writes. If Ichiro stays, it will be in a bench role, with Brett Gardner, Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran holding the starting outfield roles and Alfonso Soriano mostly playing DH. There had been some whispers that the Yankees could trade Ichiro, although, as Kuty points out, it was unclear who the Yankees might trade him to. Here are more notes from the East divisions.


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12 Comments on "East Notes: Ichiro, Casilla, Coghlan, Lind"


LazerTown
1 year 7 months ago

I hope they keep Ichiro now.
He is a pretty good backup option, can cover all the positions, knows how to give regular ab if an injury occurs. He shouldn’t be a starter, and to think I wanted Nate Schierholtz…

Lionel Bossman Craft
1 year 7 months ago

True is Ellsbury or Gardner get injured which is very possible. They would certainly need him.

Tigers72
1 year 7 months ago

Marlins have a pretty good OF even though it’s mostly unproven.

Master Bison
1 year 7 months ago

Coghlin should be given a shot to play the IF. It’s clear that he’s no OF.

Tigers72
1 year 7 months ago

Also what of the Blue Jays were to do a Lennerton and Perez from the Tigers for a pitching prospect?

Riaaaaaa
1 year 7 months ago

I’d rather give Zoilo Almonte another chance as a 5th outfielder.

johnsilver
1 year 7 months ago

I hope Chris “Joe Charboneau” Coghlan isn’t waiting around for an MLB deal, he already had 4 seasons too many to prove that 2009 was a fluke.

Lefty_Orioles_Fan
Lefty_Orioles_Fan
1 year 7 months ago

Casilla at 3rd? I liked him at 2nd base!
I am going to use another Star Wars Analogy again.
Duquette is a lot like Yoda in this sense! When Luke Skywalker first met Yoda, Yoda was picking through his things. Oh an Old Chicken Leg, that could be valuable! Some old tissue paper, I could use that too! I mean Duquette is ridiculous! Is there someone else that this Orioles fan can talk to? Angelos should sell the team and he can take both Duquette and Showalter with him!

Ryan
1 year 7 months ago

You mean to tell me that Cashman couldn’t pawn Ichiro off on Rube Amaro? The only difference between Ichiro and most of the over-the-hill players Rube lavishes multiple years on, is that most of those guys are Latino and Ichiro is Asian.

Other than that, declining players in their final years are Amaro’s wheel-house.

NickinIthaca
1 year 7 months ago

Especially Michael Young. That guy is as hispanic as they come…

George Vander Buist
1 year 7 months ago

Adam had a nice comeback year (although much clearer looking at his lefty righty splits) but the last few media pieces incorporating quotes from him seem to have tongue-in-cheek jabs at the Jays establishment..

Jack
1 year 7 months ago

Cant get to 3k hits as a back up.