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The Yankees Officially Bid Farewell to Eight Free Agents Including Ruben Sierra and Kevin Brown
Friday, December 09, 2005
With the December eighth deadline officially past we can see who definitely won't be donning a pinstriped uniform come spring. Arbitration was offered to Bernie and pitchers Al Leiter and Ramiro Mendoza, but eight others were left in the cold. Here’s the rundown of the latest players that can add the Yankees to their “past jobs” list:

Kevin Brown: Damn the Yankees and their insistence on signing players who were once great but are now past their prime. I do respect Brown’s career record, but I really do wish he had never been a Yankee. His two year tenure in the Bronx was appalling. I dreaded seeing his surly face on the mound; the Yankees do not need that kind of bad attitude infecting their club. I’m also convinced that he was juicing…I don’t have any proof of this, but those mystery “parasites” and the intense rage should be a tip-off.

Matt Lawton: He was only with the Yanks for the latter part of the 2005 season and didn’t make much of an impact in the twenty one games he played. He will be sitting out the first ten games of the season with whatever team signs him due to his little steroid incident. I doubt anyone will miss him in New York.

Tino Martinez: Tino has been a well-loved Yankee since his six year stint with the team beginning in 1996. He’s never been a .300 hitter or a home run derby winner, but he plays hard and his defense is near impeccable. The fans love him, but letting him go is the right thing to do. He is aging and slowing down considerably, and its time to make way for a younger crowd.

Alan Embree: To be honest, I completely forgot he was even on our team. He was essentially useless last year, letting twelve earned runs score in the fourteen innings he pitched. Good riddance.

Ruben Sierra: I’ve actually always liked ruBEN. He plays hard, and watching that big old man trying to make it home from first on a long double is always good for a laugh. He’s forty, though, and it wouldn’t be wise to keep him on the roster.

Felix Rodriguez: Just another expendable righty reliever. No loss here.

John Flaherty: John has been unofficially gone since the signing of Kelly Stinnett. I’m sure he’s a nice guy, but I really hated seeing him go to bat. Stinnett likely won’t be too much of an improvement, but his batting average is better and he walks a bit more.

Rey Sanchez: I think he’s trying to battle Todd Zeile – he’s already played on nine teams, and will likely sign to a tenth this year. He played twenty three games as a back up infielder this year and performed decently, but with Cano, Jeter and A-Rod he really isn’t needed much.

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posted by Yankees Chick @ Friday, December 09, 2005  
4 Comments:
  • At 2:39 PM, Anonymous Kyle in Newport News said…

    Arbitration offered to Leiter? A friend of mine thought the Yankees gave him a bum deal by taking a pitcher who had some games left in him and turning him into a tiny, tiny piece of an organization, but I question exactly how many games he's got left and I'm just happy he's being offered a home. Good for the Yankees.

    I liked Ruben Sierra, too. Maybe Omar will add him to his Old Dudes wishlist.

     
  • At 4:21 PM, Blogger Yankees Chick said…

    I think Leiter will do well in the bullpen (which i'm assuming will be his post). He is a talented guy; i just think his age has caught up with him and he isn't a starting pitcher anymore.

     
  • At 9:39 PM, Anonymous Reflaxion said…

    "Tino Martinez: Tino has been a well-loved Yankee since his six year stint with the team beginning in 1996. He’s never been a .300 hitter or a home run derby winner, but he plays hard and his defense is near impeccable. The fans love him, but letting him go is the right thing to do. He is aging and slowing down considerably, and its time to make way for a younger crowd."

    Actually, Tino DID win the Home Run Derby in 1997. :)

     
  • At 7:17 PM, Blogger Yankees Chick said…

    wow, i had it in my head that walker won it in '97....duhhh I feel dumb now :)

    my point, though, was that Tino is well loved and has always been consistent even though he was never a barry bonds, gary sheffield or Giambi (steroids...arg)

     
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