Monday, August 8, 2016


The Yankees like Brian McCann, but it's pretty clear that with this latest situation, he's not as "Munson-like" as Brian Cashman sold him as, and so, they will see what they can get for him.

It is being reported that McCann has gone through waivers. We'll use Yahoo Sports and their report:

"New York Yankees catcher Brian McCann cleared waivers Sunday and is now eligible to be traded this month....McCann still has $34 million to go on the five-year, $85-million contract — with an option for a sixth season at $15 million — he signed in 2013, so it’s not surprising he went unclaimed on waivers....

The Texas Rangers had shown interest in McCann before the July 31 trade deadline, but they acquired Jonathan Lucroy from the Milwaukee Brewers on deadline day. McCann has a full no-trade clause, which means he could veto any trade."

So what does it all mean?  Well, it means that while McCann is still a good catcher, and personally I love the guy definsively and how he works with his pitchers, but the reality is, his hitting isn't exactly what any of us expected.

"The short porch at Yankee stadium was build for McCann's swing."  I remember hearing that being said about Brian McCann when we signed the free agent a while back.  But it really isn't.  McCann looks tired at the plate.  He doesn't appear to be some big slugger at all.  Early on when he came to New York, I was excited for him to be in pinstripes.  After all, my kid loves the guy and loved his fiery demeanor he presented in Atlanta, but if my own kid is now telling me, "McCann's done".... hey, maybe he is. You know what I mean?

Look, expect rumors about McCann the next couple weeks.  There will be activity surrounding him.  After all, the Yankees now have Gary Sanchez and Austin Romine up and there isn't a real need for McCann anymore.  If the Yankees took a chunk of that salary and Cashman did his best to get us another top prospect... I'm all in.  Will it happen? We shall see.

Stay tuned.

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