Travis Lee - Yankee
It looks like I'm finally going to get my wish and Travis Lee is going to be a Yankee. Is this move going to push the Yankees over the top? Probably not, but you never do know when you're in the same division as the Red Sox. If you look back at the archives of Baseball Musings
and Bronx Banter
you'll see my pleading for Travis Lee (or Eric Karros) to back up Giambi at 1B. And we ended up with Tony Clark. But like Scott says
, Tony sure is tall.
Lee's OPS+ puts him right around average for a hitter, give or take (2001:101, 2002:98, 2003:111), and his best season was definately last year. Hopefully he'll make the team instead of Clark.
- Addendum -
Here's the reason
why the Yankees didn't sign Travis Lee sooner:
The Yankees expressed interest in signing Lee at the outset of the offseason, but they were turned off by the demands of his agent, Scott Boras, who wanted a multiyear deal for between $4 million and $5 million a season. This contract will be for far less.
posted by shawn
: 2/11/2004 02:41:00 PM -