Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Breaking: Yanks Trade for Pudge

I don't have a link yet, but i just saw this on ESPNEWS. According to Buster Olney, the Yankees have traded Kyle Farnsworth to the Tigers for Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez. I like this trade for the Yankees. Farnsworth is average at best, and the Yankees have guys in the minors who could easily replace him. Pudge has an OPS+ of 101 this year, so he's about a league average pitcher, which is solid out of the catcher spot, and he plays plus defense. This isn't a season changing move, but it should definitely help the Yankees.