Other bloggers have noted this, but I thought that I'd post a quickie on it. Aaron Boone may be out for the season
with a knee injury playing basketball. It's an ACL injury, possibly a total tear. That would be a season-ending injury. And all the Yanks have is Enrique Wilson and Miguel Cairo to fill in. And Drew Henson who is already making noise about wanting to play football again.
reports that Gammons says that IRod would be an intriguing pickup for a thirdbaseman, but of course he's one of the top catchers in the game so why would a team stick him at thirdbase while you keep an average catcher behind the plate. I don't see it happening. Boone was the only good fielder in the Yankees' infield, if they replace him with a below-average fielder then they'll have an even worse infield, and with Kevin Brown and Paul Quantrill being extreme groundball pitchers, that's going to even more painful.
And I found this quote from Newsday (AP Writer Ronald Blum):
"Concerning his contract, I can confirm that there are certain prohibited activities, which include basketball," Cashman said.
Boone is eligible for free agency after next season, and if the Yankees successfully converted the deal to a nonguaranteed contract, they could release him and be responsible for only 30 days' termination pay, $917,553, instead of the full salary, which is paid over a 188-day season.
Ouch! Now Boone may not even get his $5.4M from his contract. Not a smart move Boony.
The Yankees just have to make it through the year because included in next years' free agent list is Eric Chavez. He'd look fantastic handling the hot corner in Yankee Stadium.
- Addendum -
Sweet! Cliff at Clifford's Big Red Blog posted this indepth look at the Yankees' options at thirdbase
. And he was up until 3am doing it. Thanks Cliff!!!
posted by shawn
: 1/26/2004 07:24:00 PM -