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David Pinto wonders if the Yanks should try to trade Jason Giambi now that the slugger's value is as high as it has been in a long time.
"The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball today announced that minor league player Deivi Mendez, under contract to the New York Yankees, has been suspended for 30 games, effective today, for violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program."
On another note, I just wanted to add that this is by far the strangest Yankees team since I started to follow them in 95/96. Can't tell if it just the normal path for ageing teams, or just evidence of their split management. But even when they do well, there is a tremendous weight that seems to press on them. "I know, i know, and I've told Dotty to lose some weight...."
Afterall, no one wanted Manny's contract when he was put on waivers.
As a general principle, because I view baseball as the business that it is, I would trade any player if it improved the team I root for. Sentiment cannot be permitted to override that.
I'm not against the idea of trading him but the pitching market seems thin. I'm at a loss for who they could trade him for that would make it worthwhile.
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