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Abreu and Lidle to New York!
By mvyb, 30.07.2006, 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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DP(Guest), 31.07.2006, 12:17

I think Abreu is a stopgap for this year, and will be the rightfielder for 2007. Sheffield will become the DH, while Giambi will play first. Lidle is an improvement over Ponson (everyone is) but will he succeed in NY? I don't think so.

Since the Yanks made this trade, they will need to move Melky Cabrera in the offseason. Matsui, Damon, Abreu, and Sheffield are all above average hitters. Cabrera will not play in the outfield unless an injury occurs. This was a trade for this year and no thought about next year.

Lidle will be a free agent too, this is just patching the problems for this year.

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