This isn't a major deal, but alittle stability with the bat can't hurt, especially now. Yeah, that's right... It's being tweeted by Buster Olney of ESPN that the Yankees and Ian Stewart are in talks for a minor league deal. Here is Buster's Tweet:
Yankees are talking to Ian Stewart to Class AAA deal; no agreement yet. He's got power, he's LHed, and he'd cost them almost nothing to try.Buster is right. Stewart could be a great asset to a team that has absolutely no offense as of late... except for Ichiro Suzuki who appears to be in every hitting play in every game lately. Where the hell is Robinson Cano's bat lately? It's vanished.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) June 27, 2013
Apparently Stewart was released by the Cubs this week for ranting on Twitter. That comes from ESPN (HERE) who writes: "Stewart was answering questions from fans online late Monday and was asked whether he would return to the Cubs soon. He responded "probably never" before following up with: 'I said that be because the cubs are done With me....there (sic) going to let me Rott (sic) in AAA all season and then non tender me after.'
He later added: 'I meant they might as Well release since I have no shot of a call up....let me Sign elsewhere.'"
It's ironic that the Yankees would want to sign a guy who went off on Twitter about his organization. Meanwhile, Cashman just bitched out Alex Rodriguez for using Twitter to talk about his comeback. Jesus, Cashman... be consistent!
Anyway, if Stewart were to become available and signs a deal with the Yanks, of course we will bring it to you, right here at Bleeding Yankee Blue... because we're nice.
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