Monday, November 30, 2015


Could Brett Gardner wear a halo next season?  According to MLB rumors, he could be.  "The Angels and Yankees make for a good match on outfielder Brett Gardner, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times opines (Twitter links). Though Los Angeles would rather add a slugger in left, the team also needs an OBP threat at the top of the lineup and has the asset (starting pitching) that the Yanks are after."

I say no thank you! I think if the Yankees want to trade off an outfielder for some starting pitching, why not trade Jacoby Ellsbury?  Here's why:  he seems to always have some kind of calf injury, he continually under performs and frankly, in my mind, he still plays for the Boston Red Sox.  He just does not seem to fit in with the rest of the team.  Maybe it is just me, but ever since I watched him playing center field for the Sox from the Monster seats a few years ago, he appeared very odd with the way he kept adjusting his cap and hair over and over again.  He's a pretty boy and we don't need that kind of outfielder.

Now, Gardy is gritty, he's a fan favorite and he is homegrown.  He belongs in New York and the thought of him flying across the country to wear Angel red makes me sick.  The Yankees need to appreciate what they have with Gardy and stop trying to shop him every other week.

That's the way we are starting the week here at Bleeding Yankee Blue.  Gardner stays, Ellsbury goes. Enough said.  Have a good week!

--Suzie Pinstripe, BYB Senior Staff Writer
BYB Hot Stove Columnist
Twitter: @suzieprof

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