Saturday, November 11, 2006

It's a Coup

I am amazed. Brian Cashman is a God. I openly cheered when I read on Rotoworld a few hours ago that Humberto Sanchez was going to be a New York Yankee. Not only that, but we got two quality relief prospects in addition, Kevin Whelan and Anthony Claggett.

The best part? We gave up nothing. N-O-T-H-I-N-G in return. We gave up a 37 year old slugger who was not a serious part of our team last year and we were going to let walk if he were not able to be traded. We got Humberto Sanchez without giving up Tyler Clippard, Eric Duncan, or any of our other prospects. The Tigers can afford this, due to their immense pitching depth, but you have to ask yourself if this was in fact a good move.

I will be doing prospect profiles on both Sanchez and Whelan fairly soon. Sanchez would probably be a top-6 Yankee prospect, while Whelan somewhere in between Cox and Melancon (although Melancon, now being injured, would come off the list).

Brian Cashman did an excellent job here. Sanchez, if he is able to stay healthy, is a top-end reliever or a very good starting pitcher.