Showing posts with label nate mcclouth. Show all posts
Showing posts with label nate mcclouth. Show all posts

Monday, October 6, 2008

McLouth

The Pirates would not trade Nate McLouth for Robinson Cano. They would need to be blown away to trade away McLouth. I`d be surprised to see him dealt now. I still say the Yankees need a centerfielder though. Maybe David DeJesus should be the new target?

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Nate McLouth

The Yankees and the Pirates have not yet discussed the possibility of a Nate McLouth trade. I`m very nervous about centerfield next year and McLouth would be perfect.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Centerfield

Going into the offseason one of the Yankees biggest problems to adress will be the hole in centerfield. I was hoping Melky Cabrera could fill the hole and back in April it looked like he would. However, he dropped off and now seems to be a failure. Brett Gardner stepped in to finish the year in centerfield, however, does anyone really trust him and Melky for next year? The offense is getting old and they can't afford to have holes in the lineup. So they can either stick with Gardner/Cabrera, sign a free agent, or trade for a guy. I`ve already said I don't like the first option and the free agent market looks pretty barren. Mike Cameron is the best guy available and he`s a huge injury risk.

So, they`re probably going to have to trade for somebody. Nate McLouth, Matt Kemp, and David DeJesus have all been suggested.

Matt Kemp would be great to get. Cano for Kemp rumors were suggested at the trade deadline and now they`ve been revived. However, they seem unlikely to me. Besides, I`m not sure I`d be willing to give up Cano and other prospects for Kemp.

David DeJesus and Nate McLouth are much better options. They`re not great fielders, however, they can hold their own and, hopefully, Austin Jackson can bump them over to right or left field in 2010. Neither are to old and both are cheap.

Could Kennedy, Wright, Gardner, and Britton get a deal done for either of them? They would be getting two potential starters, an immediate replacement in centerfield, and a solid reliever who, for whatever reason, will never get a shot with the Yankees. I`m just speculating right now and I`d love any thoughts on this trade proposal in the comments section, even if you think I`m a ridiculous homer.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Nate McClouth

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/writers/jon_heyman/09/26/heyman.cubs/index.html

In Heyman's latest article he says the Yankees may make a big move to try and get Nate McClouth. Most stats have him as a poor fielder but he hits well in a pitchers park. He can hold centerfield down for a year until Austin Jackson is (HOPEFULLY) ready. Then he can move to a corner spot (Matsui, Damon, and Nady are all free agents after 2009). It`d depend on what they gave up and I think David DeJesus may work better but McClouth would be better than Gardner or Melky.