December 06, 2005
Cash Is No Youngman
From Yankees.com -
Several teams have called the Yankees about Tony Womack, who doesn't appear to have a true role with New York in 2006.
Womack, who signed a two-year, $4 million deal last winter to be the Yankees' second baseman, was replaced by Robinson Cano in early May and limited to a backup outfielder's role for most of the season.
"I've had some teams express an interest in Tony," Cashman said. "We're in a situation where we'll listen to any concept that might make sense for us with any of our players who don't have full no-trades."
Several teams are looking for a second baseman, including the Royals and Cardinals. The Yankees don't have to move Womack before the season, though they certainly wouldn't be opposed to doing so.
"There's a role that Tony can fill here, without a doubt -- if he's here," Cashman said. "If he's not, maybe we can put him in a different situation which is closer to what he signed here for. Time will tell."
As I read that this evening, my jaw dropped. Cashman should be running around in Dallas, asking everyone he sees, "Take my Womack.....please."
If the Royals want him, strike a deal. Take Emil Brown or Chip Ambres. I've heard that LaRussa loves Womack. Let St. Louis have him for John Gall.
Just don't listen. Take action. Get rid of the stiff as quickly as possible. Consider the fact that someone actually wants him to be a blessing.
Posted by Steve Lombardi at December 6, 2005 11:28 PM
There's also mention that the Yankees are interested in re-acquiring Miguel Cairo. Sigh. Obviously, he was the missing piece in the puzzle last season and, don't you know, he's got that youth and flexibility Torre is craving. Double sigh.
If the Royals will trade a bucket of balls for Womack, do it.
A man went to his doctor. The doctor said "you've got 6 months to live." The man said he couldn't pay his bills.
So the doctor gave him another 6 months.
I love this crowd!!!
And...in the event of a global pandemic wiping out 3/4 of humanity, Cairo could play CF. Although, if Bubba Crosby were to survive, he'd still be the opening day CFer.
Man, Womack should've been long gone (for either an arm, a CF'er or prospect in the lower levels). What the heck is Cashman waiting for?