Joel Sherman is saying the Yankees will probably let both Abreu and Giambi go. I`ve been a big supporter of seeing Abreu go and I`m coming around to the idea of seeing Giambi leave as well. It means they will acquire either a first baseman or a corner outfielder and move Matsui or Damon to first base. This would cut 37 million dollars off the payroll.
I have no interest in a long term commitment to Texiera. He won't be getting his ten year deal but I could see some team giving him seven or eight years which is still ridiculous.
Adam Dunn is to much of a defensive liability at first base or even in left-field. Besides, he`s not as good a hitter as this next guy and will probably require more years.
This next guy is the best hitter available, he`s been consistent for years, he has experience in the AL East, and probably won't need more than 3 years. I`m talking about Manny Ramirez of course. 207 was the first year he`s had an EQA below .300 since 1994 when he was 22 and played in 91 games. He had an EQA of .292 that year and .297 in 2007. Damon can play left, Matsui can move to first, and Manny can be the full-time DH.
This solves our offensive problems perfectly and can Matsui really be much worse at first base than Giambi? Both he and Damon has volunteered for it. Please post any thoughts in the comments section.