Showing posts with label Wilson Betemit. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Wilson Betemit. Show all posts

Thursday, November 13, 2008

YANKEES TRADE NOTHING FOR SWISHER!!!!!

YANKEES ACQUIRE 1B/OF NICK SWISHER AND RHP KANEKOA TEXEIRA FROM THE WHITE SOX
IN EXCHANGE FOR INF WILSON BETEMIT AND TWO MINOR LEAGUE PITCHERS

THEY GOT HIM FOR ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!!!!

Update by Nate: The two minor league pitchers are Jeff Marquez and Johnny Nunez. Marquez was once a solid prospect but his numbers have decreased significantly recently, and is now not much of a prospect. Johnny Nunez put up decent numbers after being acquired for the Nationals for Alberto Gonzalez, but he is a relief pitcher, and doesn't profile as a closer, so he's really a spare part. Betemit has shown potential, but has not produced very much and should be replaceable.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Spring Recap #3

The Yankees beat the Blue Jays in Dunedin today 2-0 in five innings. It was shortened because of rain, and the Yankees pitchers combined to throw a perfect game. Here's a summary:
Hitting:
Since it was a shortened game, I'll highlight who has had the best offensive spring so far-
Shelley Duncan: 2.000 OPS (!), HR in 9 PA
Jason Giambi: 2.000 OPS (!) , HR in 4 PA
Melky: 1.425 OPS in 7 PA
Jason Lane: 1.222 OPS in 9 PA
Morgan Ensberg: 1.000 OPS in 8 PA
Wilson Betemit: .905 OPS in 9 PA
I left off guys like A-Rod and Abreu because they are guaranteed spots on the roster. Obviously, you shouldn't read too much into these stats because a) they are in ST and b) the tiny sample size.

Pitching:
I already said it was a combined perfect game, so I'll just give you the IP, K's, etc.
Hughes: 1 IP
Patterson: 1 IP, K
Igawa: 2 IP, 2 K
Traber: 1 IP, 3 K
Good all around, and very surprising from Igawa.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Betemit Signs One Year Deal

UPDATE: Betemit received $1.165 million, a nice raise from the $405,000 he made last season.

Heres the story from Pete Abe

The Yankees sign Wilson Betemit today avoiding his arbitration. That leaves Brian Bruney, Robinson Cano and Chien-Ming Wang. Today is the day the teams and agents exchange salary numbers. Hearings starts on Feb. 1. The Yankees will likely have everybody signed by then.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Yankees Sign Jason Lane

The Yankees have signed 31 year-old former Astro Jason Lane to a minor league deal. Lane is primarily an outfielder, but could be a first base option for the Yankees. My guess is he will compete for the first base job with Shelley Duncan and Wilson Betemit in Spring Training. Even if he loses out there, he could be kept on the roster as an outfielder. In 2005, Lane's first season with regular playing time, he hit 26 homers, with an OPS+ of 109. In the last two years, though, he has been horrible. With an OPS+ of 81 in '06 and 54 last year. Lane also happens to be one of the rare players who throws left and bats right. Overall, I like this move. Its low-risk, medium reward. At worst, you get a minor leaguer getting paid the minimum. At best, you get a solid first-basemen/bench player.