Tag Archives: Melky Cabrera

Stats: Melky Cabrera is Batting .195

Melky Cabrera was a homegrown, high spirited player, with knack for big hits late in games so it is only natural that fans be upset when he left. Many fans even held it against Javier Vazquez during the offseason and into the season swearing that the Yankees would regret the deal. Well we're getting close to ...

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Former Yankees in Pictures

I was checking some new pictures of former Yankees. They look pretty weird so I thought I'd pass them along. Apparently the Yankees were keeping a lot of players from growing facial hair, especially Jason Giambi. We've got Johnny Damon in a Detroit Tigers uniform: Austin Jackson in a Detroit Tigers uniform (I like Granderson, but it ...

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2010 Player Previews: Brett Gardner

2009: After a strong spring training performance, Brett Gardner opened the 2009 season as the starting center fielder for the Yankees, beating out Melky Cabrera. He got off to a slow start in his first 20 games, but went on to hit .289 with three homers, four triples and 17 stolen bases in the first ...

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Yankees Returning to Unsuccessful Ways of Decade?

Is it just me, or are the 2010 Yankees beginning to look a lot like the Yankees who didn’t win a World Series from 2001-2008? Nick Johnson was a likable guy but he had trouble staying healthy and Javier Vazquez didn’t pitch up to par — especially for a guy with high expectations. I wasn’t following ...

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Vazquez Traded for Melky, Dunn, and Vizcaino

Javier Vazquez was given just one year to prove he could handle pitching in New York, but he couldn’t. Now, he’ll get another shot, as he was traded to the Yankees for Melky Cabrera and Mike Dunn. The Yankees also received lefty reliever Boone Logan from the Braves, but his numbers aren’t very pretty. Judging from the ...

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Welcome Back, Part II: Javier Vazquez


The Yankees have reacquired Javier Vazquez (and Boone Logan) this morning from the Braves in exchange for Melky Cabrera and Mike Dunn (and perhaps another prospect). I have no idea yet about the other prospect, but my initial reaction is that this is a great deal for the Yankees.  The Yankees should never have traded Javy ...

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Late-night Deal in the Works?

Some hot stove insiders (Ken Rosenthal, Buster Olney, Ken Davidoff and Mark Feinsand) are tweeting away tonight, and all are saying the Yankees are in “active negotiations” for a starting pitcher tonight — not named Aaron Harrang. Rosenthal and Davidoff are calling this a trade, so that could be referring to Mike ...

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Yankees, Cubs Talking Carlos Zambrano?


Brian Cashman “is believed to have inquired about Carlos Zambrano,” Mike Puma of the NY Post reported early this morning. Putting two and two together, the trade probably included either Melky Cabrera or Brett Gardner. A deal for Zambrano is unlikely because of the high asking price the Cubs have set, Puma said. More importantly, he said Cashman “will almost certainly ...

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