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Sunday July, 30 2006.
Abreu and Lidle to New York!
By mvyb, 21:49

This afternoon,  ESPN reported  that the "New York Yankees acquired All-Star right fielder Bobby Abreu and starting pitcher Cory Lidle from the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday" for 20-year-old minor-league shortstop C.J. Henry,  left-handed reliever Matt Smith, and  right-hander Carlos Monasterios.
Bobby Abreu*
Abreu will add another outfield bat to the Yankee lineup, and Lidle will help strengthen the starting rotation.
- Abreu will be another strong bat in the Yankee lineup, his on-base-percentage is among the top in the majors. He'll hit 20-30 homers, he'll steal 30 bases, and drive in 100+ runs a year. 
- Cory Lidle, although he's not an ace, is MUCH better then Chacon, Ponson, and Wright this year. He pitched well in Philadelphia ( which is NOT a pitcher's ballpark), and should pitch even better in New York. Now, once again, I'm not saying he's gonna be lights out, but he's gonna be good enough.
- This was a cheap deal. The Yanks got a good pitcher and a good outfielder for almost nothing ( as in players they traded away). Proctor, Cabrera, and Phillips are still our's.
- The Yanks didn't need Abreu!!! By the end of the year, they'll have eight outfielders- Matsui, Sheffield, Damon, Williams, Abreu, Crosby, Guiel, and Cabrera. In my opinion, he was a waste of money.
- Abreu hasn't homered in over 100 at-bats... he's been power slumping terribly.
- Why did the Yanks trade away Matt Smith? He had a lot of talent, and was just about ready for the majors! Now, we're gonna be stuck with TJ Beam for months...
Cory Lidle*
So, what is your opinion? Good trade or bad? How will the trade hurt or help the Yanks this season?

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