Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Hot Stove Is Cooling Off

It's been a pretty boring new year so far in terms of Yankee news. Andy Pettitte is still floating out there. I've discussed AP many times recently and won't be doing it again unless something breaks. The only other thing really floating around out there is the potential trade of either Xavier Nady or Nick Swisher. There have been some teams mentioned as having interest (I've seen the Reds, Pirates, Brewers, Braves, Nationals) but no names are being floated around in proposed or discussed deals. So there isn't really much to discuss there either and I can't even begin to speculate on who they should ask for in return. I wouldn't mind seeing them get Jeff Keppinger from the Reds. He's pretty versatile and I think he'd fit in well as the team's utility infielder.

I definitely think one of them will be dealt before the season starts. I've read reports that the Yankees prefer Swisher to Nady, which I agree with. I've always thought of Nady as a little overrated. He's also going to be a free agent at the end of the year while Swisher would still be under contract. From what I've read, most teams prefer Swisher to Nady so who knows what Cashman will do. There's not enough room at the inn. Someone has to go and it looks like it's going to be one of them.

Other than that, there really isn't much else going on. I have a colonoscopy scheduled for tomorrow morning. My Gastroenterolgist thought I should have one because of my diverticulitis, a problem which has caused me no issues since it was diagnosed. I'm really looking forward to the "prep" work I have to do today, which is basically, spending 6-8 hours on the toilet. Yay me!

Peace, love and Pinstripes,



She-Fan said...

Good luck with your "prep." Sorry.

Alex said...

Oh that sucks man, hope everything goes well.

Bob Ruffolo said...

Happy Birthday man! Keep up the great blogging!