Thursday, December 11, 2008

I'm Not Sure How to Feel About This

The Daily News is reporting that in the next two days the Yankees will be sending Melky Cabrera to Milwaukee for CF Mike Cameron. Now, one the one hand, they have the same initials. On the other hand, we lose a 23 outfielder for a guy much older who has never faced AL pitching and hit .243 against NL pitching last year. Melky hit .249 in the AL. Hardly great, but I have cause for concern. The word "veteran" doesn't mean anything to me. Hopefully Bronny knows what he's doing with this one.

Update, 4:16

The Post is reporting that the deal is stalled, and perhaps dead, because the Yankees are asking that the Brewers eat some of Cameron's $10M.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Melky had to go. Sad, but true. Cameron isn't a star, but he's a competant professional. We have some kids coming up for that spot with good potential (Like Melky used to), so it nobody will feel bad when he's replaced.
And maybe most importantly--Robbie has to find a new party buddy. Maybe keep his head in the game.
I've been a big Mely fan all this time, but the only thing he's brought to the park the last couple years ishis arm. Shame.
Joe

Roberto Alejandro said...

true, but he's 23, Cameron 35. All our youngsters struggled last year under Girardi, and we have about as much of a guarantee in Austin Jackson or Brett Gardner as we did in Melky two years ago when we was essentially untouchable.

She-Fan said...

Bronny has gone nuts on this trade (if it happens). I'm not attached to Melky, but Cameron? Come on, Bronny.

Fernando Alejandro said...

I think the future will determine whether this is a good deal. It actually looks like a good deal in the short term. Cameron, is a much better player than Melky. We are better with Cameron in centerfield next season. If down the road Melky becomes a solid player, then yeah, it was a bad trade, but Melky has a way better chance of making it in the National League then he does in the AL. Cameron may not have much of a batting average, but he still has his legs (17 stolen bases last season, the most Melky has stolen in a season is 13), and he hit 25 homeruns last season, way more than Melky (the most he's hit is 8). He does strikeout way more than Melky does, but for one season, I would take Cameron over Melky. The question is, will Melky make them regret that deal if its made? We'll just have to wait and see.

Anonymous said...

Dude, Mike Cameron has been on the White Sox and Mariners for like half his career. Last I checked they bat against AL pitchers. REPSECT FACT CHECKERS

Raven King said...

A veteran who has the same initial as Melky C?
Let's go get MC Hammer.

Roberto Alejandro said...

In fairness to me, my memory of Mike Cameron only goes back to his time with the Mets. Prior to that, I was like, who the #$#@*& is Mike Cameron?

Raven King said...

Is Mike Cameron related to Cameron Diaz???

Fernando Alejandro said...

Cameron does have AL experience, but it still doesn't take away the fact that he hit .243 in the NL last season. Also, have you seen his numbers in his time in the AL? You can say this for Cameron, he's very consistant whether he's in the AL or NL. His numbers will probably be close to a .250 average, 20 homeruns, 150 strikeouts, and a decent number of stolen bases.