Winter Meetings Day 3: Chavez, Keppinger off the market as Yanks do nothing

It’s Day three of the Winter Meetings and every team in the AL East has done something to spice up their team. Every team, except for the New York Yankees. After being told that they were the favorites for Eric Chavez, he went and inked a 1 year deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Jeff Keppinger who was the Yankees main target for a replacement third baseman since Alex Rodriguez went down went ahead and signed with the White Sox, avoiding New York once again.

Once again what the Yankees are doing is simply “talk.” The Yankees have been asking around for players such as Kevin Youkillis (who the Yankees asked for his medical records) and most recently Mark Reynolds. We could call him “Curtis Granderson 2.0″ if you’d like. He doesn’t hit for average, he strikes out a lot but–he has enough power to send the ball over the right field porch at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees don’t have a lot of options and they don’t have a lot of backup.

A lot of speculation went around today, wondering if the Yankees would now consider Eduardo Nunez for the 3B role (part time of course) and if the Yankees would move Mark Teixeira from 1st to 3rd since Tex played 3rd base in the minor leagues. Both ideas were shot down with a firm “no”.

The Yankees haven’t been close to making a deal with a new player all winter (Kuroda, Pettitte and Mariano don’t count) and all they’ve been doing is asking around.

To quote a famous Neon Trees song: “Oh my, my dear. Everybody Talks too much.” Apparently, that’s all the Yankees have been doing: talking too much and not getting anything done. There’s still two more days of the Winter Meetings, but don’t hold your breath for something exciting to happen.

One other note to think about:

Here is how many legit starters the Yankees could have by Opening Day:

Derek Jeter
Curtis Granderson
Mark Teixeira
Brett Gardner
Robinson Cano

Right now it doesn’t sound too promising for Opening Day, now does it?

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Delia Enriquez is the managing editor of Yankees Fans Unite. She enjoys analyzing the New York Yankees whether it be their pitching, roster or their manager. You can follow her on twitter @dfiregirl4 for more tweets, analysis and opinion on the Yankees.

Posted on December 5, 2012, in Hot Stove, Misc. News and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. Yet another Yankee target off the board – Nate Schierholz

    He signed with the Cubs for the whopping sum of 1 yr – $2.25 Million. Schierholz would have been a good fit in RF as an up and coming player in his prime. A great defensive RF with an OPS+ of 104 & 114 the last 2 seasons. He could of blossomed in YS but I guess he didn’t fit in the budget at $2.25 Million!?!?!

  2. Fish…..Yankees have their own plan for the OF , we should have guessed it by now. His initials are JH. The memory of the HR derby at YS is engraved in Hals head.

  3. Ibanez has to be brought back. What a GAMER he proved to be. Iron will…tough …professional.

  4. Nunez should get some serious time…..and he will develop into a very good player. All Star quality.

  5. Only downside with Nunez is…….every time he throws to first ….Keith Obermann’s mother rolls over in her grave.

  6. Calling Johnny Damon?

  7. The HOF is ready.

  8. We got use to Damon in a Yankee uniform and he was an integral part of the 2009 championship……but YOuKLiS!!!! Never!

  9. Amazing how many people are buying CashMans sob story….boo hoo the budget…..does anyone think the other GMs are falling for that?

  10. CashMan sit down and make the deal……your mistress stalker is in jail… can relax …do your job.

  11. The Yankees can charge $2000 dollars for a seat at a game……but they can’t afford a luxury tax? Please……

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