Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Yankees Lose Preston Claiborne to Miami Marlins

The New York Yankees have lost RHP reliever Preston Claiborne after he was claimed off waivers by the Miami Marlins. As you probably remember Claiborne was designated for assignment last week when the team acquired Gonzalez Germen from the New York Mets. Presumably Claiborne was designated with the hopes of clearing waivers and heading back to the club on another minor league deal but unfortunately that did not occur.

Basically New York traded Claiborne who had his struggles and injuries in New York but also shared his successes for an older and less of a sure thing in Germen. That doesn't make much sense to me but that's probably why I am a blogger and not a scout or a GM. Carry on.

Every Significant Brian Cashman Trade…. Ever

This took some serious time but I wanted to take a look at every single “significant” trade in Brian Cashman’s tenure as the GM of the New York Yankees and evaluate just how many the Yankees won, lost and pushed on. For the purposes of this article I will highlight the “won” trades in BLUE while highlighting the “lost” trades in RED. If the trade is black then the trade is either incomplete or there was no true winner in my opinion. Let’s get to it.

§  December 72001 traded David Justice to the New York Mets for Robin Ventura
§  July 12002 traded Scott Wiggins to the Toronto Blue Jays for Raul Mondesi
§  July 52002 in a 3 team trade sent Ted LillyJason Arnold and John-Ford Griffin to the Oakland Athletics for Jeff Weaver from the Detroit Tigers
§  June 62003 traded Marcus Thames to the Detroit Tigers for Ruben Sierra
§  August 62003 traded Armando Benitez to the Seattle Mariners for Jeff Nelson
§  May 152004 traded Brian Myrow to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Tanyon Sturtze
§  December 32004 traded Felix Heredia to the New York Mets for Mike Stanton
§  July 22005 traded Paul Quantrill to the San Diego Padres for Darrell May and Tim Redding
§  August 272005 traded Justin Berg to the Chicago Cubs for Matt Lawton
§  November 162005 traded Ben Julianel to the Florida Marlins for Ron Villone
§  July 262006 traded Hector Made to the Philadelphia Phillies for Sal Fasano
§  July 312006 traded Shawn Chacon to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Craig Wilson
§  July 302008 traded Kyle Farnsworth to the Detroit Tigers for Ivan Rodriguez
§  July 302008 traded LaTroy Hawkins to the Houston Astros for Matt Cusick
§  February 42009 traded Chase Wright to the Milwaukee Brewers for Eric Fryer
§  May 162009 traded Eric Hacker to PIT N for Romulo Sanchez
§  July 312009 traded Chase Weems to the Cincinnati Reds for Jerry Hairston
§  January 262010 traded Mitch Hilligoss to the Texas Rangers for Greg Golson
§  July 312010 traded Matt Cusick and Andrew Shive to the Cleveland Indians for Kerry Wood
§  July 312012 traded Chad Qualls to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Casey McGehee
§  July 262013 traded Corey Black to the Chicago Cubs for Alfonso Soriano
§  July 312014 traded Kelly Johnson to the Boston Red Sox for Stephen Drew