Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Casey Blake

The Yankees offense is getting old and many of their stars are becoming injury risks. So, rather than trusting Cody Ransom and Wison Betemit, why not sign Casey Blake?

He can play first base, DH, second base, third base, left and right field and hits very well. If they rotated him through these different positions he could easily get into 5 or 6 games a week. He may not like this rotation but if the Yankees gave him an extra few million dollars it should convince him. When they run into an injury they`ll be able to avoid a huge drop-off or a panic trade. I`d be shocked if one of Cano, Damon, Matsui, whoever they sign for first, A-Rod, Jeter, and Nady didn't miss significant time.

The Yankees haev enough money that they can afford to have a good bench. However, for the past few years its been pretty pathetic. Blake would go a long way to solving it.