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nyyanksfan20
12-07-05, 07:54 PM
Jeff Davanon was designated for assignment. Do we claim him or at least pick him up after he clears waivers? He seemed to be a decent player a few years ago, even last year despite hitting .231 he managed to get a .347 obp. He seems like a decent pickup that can be had for cheap.

Mark19
12-07-05, 07:55 PM
He would be a very solid 4th outfielder, I saw snag him now.

Go go Cashman signing!

ryanm1058123
12-07-05, 08:00 PM
Man.. he'd be the perfect 4th outfielder for this team. I say try and get him although I don't think the Yankees will.

Mark19
12-07-05, 08:06 PM
Man.. he'd be the perfect 4th outfielder for this team. I say try and get him although I don't think the Yankees will.

It makes too much sense for the Yanks to get a guy like this.

CelerinoSanchez
12-07-05, 08:07 PM
Man.. he'd be the perfect 4th outfielder for this team. I say try and get him although I don't think the Yankees will.


Agreed. Although he just may be better than Bubba.

NewEraYanks2527
12-07-05, 08:11 PM
This would have the possibility to be a really great pickup.

shroud
12-07-05, 08:38 PM
I'm guessing he would rather go someplace where he has a chance of being a starter. Sure would be nice to get him though....

BJG
12-07-05, 08:45 PM
I'm guessing he would rather go someplace where he has a chance of being a starter. Sure would be nice to get him though....

1. If the Yankees claim him off of waivers or trade for him, it doesn't matter where he wants to go.

2. He has a chance of being a starter on this team.

IncredibleByNature
12-07-05, 08:48 PM
1. If the Yankees claim him off of waivers or trade for him, it doesn't matter where he wants to go.

2. He has a chance of being a starter on this team.

Who would he start over?

nyctalopia
12-07-05, 08:49 PM
Who would he start over?
Bubba.

JavyVazquezIsSick
12-07-05, 08:52 PM
I wanted him last year, I think the Yankees should defintely pick him. Before last season he was solid (2003 OPS- 805, 2004 OPS- 790), it would be a great pick up...

AMYanks
12-07-05, 08:56 PM
He was a very good hitter in '03 and '04, took a step down last year, though. But, he'd be a great bat off the bench, and would be able to give Matsui and Sheffield some days at DH.

harkode2002
12-07-05, 08:58 PM
I live in Anaheim and have watched many, many Angel games over the past years. I have a difficult time understanding the rationale behind DFA Jeff Davanon.

Sign him up NOW. What is Cashman waiting for? Give them Womack or that 6 pack of toilet paper we get from trading Womack but get him now. A pesky pain in the A_S type of hitter who could blossom in Yankee stadium.

Bernie Inferno
12-07-05, 09:02 PM
http://forums.nyyfans.com/showthread.php?t=77386

What is DaVanon's UZR? I saw that he can play all 3 outfield positions, thus would be a great 4th OF.

C-BUS CLIPPER
12-07-05, 09:04 PM
How old is Davanon?

JavyVazquezIsSick
12-07-05, 09:05 PM
How old is Davanon?

Are you that lazy? 31...

Bernie Inferno
12-07-05, 09:05 PM
How old is Davanon? 32...

RhodeyYankee2638
12-07-05, 09:06 PM
I really like Davanon, this is great news that he may possibly become available. Id seriously consider starting him over Crosby, I doubt Crosby can reach base at a .350'ish clip like Davanon has for his career

JavyVazquezIsSick
12-07-05, 09:06 PM
32...

Tommorow...

Bernie Inferno
12-07-05, 09:07 PM
Tommorow... Actually, in 2 hours!

IncredibleByNature
12-07-05, 09:08 PM
Bubba.

Well that's not saying much.

JavyVazquezIsSick
12-07-05, 09:10 PM
Actually, in 2 hours!

Happy Birthday Jeff Davanon? :birthday: :cheer: :cheer:

JavyVazquezIsSick
12-07-05, 09:10 PM
Well that's not saying much.

Its still a great improvement thats pretty much free...

nyyanksfan20
12-07-05, 09:21 PM
Why wouldn't Davanon start in center? When I saw he was DFA I thought of him in center not as a 4th outfielder. Obviously assuming we get someone better sure he'd be a good 4th outfielder, but there doesn't seem to be many good options left. He seems to be similar to a Michaels just we won't have to give up anything to get him.

lem
12-07-05, 09:21 PM
What a nice birthday present.

Evil Empire
12-07-05, 09:23 PM
It doesn't cost players right? I'd get him.

indianyanksfan
12-07-05, 09:25 PM
cashman may have his man. wont be a big contract and wont cost prospects.

still relatively young, fast and athletic

IncredibleByNature
12-07-05, 09:26 PM
Its still a great improvement thats pretty much free...

Oh I agree that he'd be a nice pickup, I'm just not as high on him as others are here I guess.

C-BUS CLIPPER
12-07-05, 09:26 PM
Are you that lazy? 31...

YES. THANKS. :)

Michaels07
12-07-05, 09:27 PM
32...

He`s much too young for the Bombers, now if he was 40 he`d be a perfect fit.

BJG
12-07-05, 09:27 PM
It doesn't cost players right? I'd get him.

The Angels just DFAd him. He hasn't been waived yet. In the interim, you would have to trade for him.

JeterRodriguezSheff
12-07-05, 09:28 PM
I want Cash to sign him but I still want to get Wilkerson, Bradley, Jeremy or Granderson if possible.

Allan
12-07-05, 09:28 PM
Man.. he'd be the perfect 4th outfielder for this team. I say try and get him although I don't think the Yankees will.
Who would be the 3rd outfielder? Bubba? If so, then DaVanon probably would not be the 4th outfielder for long.

Yankees13
12-07-05, 09:31 PM
Good guy to get as a 4th outfielder and if we can't find a CF, I would feel much better with him in CF as opposed to Bubba.

RhodeyYankee2638
12-07-05, 09:32 PM
I want Cash to sign him but I still want to get Wilkerson, Bradley, Jeremy or Granderson if possible.

Dusty Baker met with Bradley yesterday. A deal from LA to the Cubs seems imminent, considering the Dodgers actually let Baker talk with Bradley, and they got along well.

StatenIslandYankee
12-07-05, 09:32 PM
Perfect 4th OF. Nice OBP and plays a solid defense.

Evil Empire
12-07-05, 09:33 PM
The Angels just DFAd him. He hasn't been waived yet. In the interim, you would have to trade for him.
Ah, okay.

StatenIslandYankee
12-07-05, 09:33 PM
Why is Cashman not jumping on this right now?

indianyanksfan
12-07-05, 09:34 PM
so if he clears waivers yanks can sign him w/o giving up prospects right?

JavyVazquezIsSick
12-07-05, 09:34 PM
I want Cash to sign him but I still want to get Wilkerson, Bradley, Jeremy or Granderson if possible.

I think too many teams are interested in Wilkerson, last time I heard I believe Pittsburg was offering one of their 3 SPs. Granderson would be ideal, but I wouldn't want to lose Pavano for Granderson only...

indianyanksfan
12-07-05, 09:34 PM
Why is Cashman not jumping on this right now?


waiting to clear waivers so can get him just for money? :dunno:

maybe he is but we dont know about it cuz the ny media is too busy drooling over damon.

BJG
12-07-05, 09:35 PM
Why is Cashman not jumping on this right now?

Because he got DFAd 5 minutes ago? He won't even hit waivers for what, another 10 days? In the meantime, more than one team might try to trade for him.

Bernie Inferno
12-07-05, 09:36 PM
so if he clears waivers yanks can sign him w/o giving up prospects right? The Angels have 10 days to trade him.

indianyanksfan
12-07-05, 09:37 PM
Because he got DFAd 5 minutes ago? He won't even hit waivers for what, another 10 days? In the meantime, more than one team might try to trade for him.

he shouldnt cost much. if the yanks tried to trade for him, henn+proctor+another b level prospect should be more than enough.

AMYanks
12-07-05, 09:38 PM
he shouldnt cost much. if the yanks tried to trade for him, henn+proctor+another b level prospect should be more than enough.

It shouldn't take that much.

RhodeyYankee2638
12-07-05, 09:39 PM
If I remember how waivers work, won't other teams have first preference over us?

Bernie Inferno
12-07-05, 09:39 PM
he shouldnt cost much. if the yanks tried to trade for him, henn+proctor+another b level prospect should be more than enough. That would be way too much. The Angel's don't have any leverage.

JavyVazquezIsSick
12-07-05, 09:40 PM
he shouldnt cost much. if the yanks tried to trade for him, henn+proctor+another b level prospect should be more than enough.

He isn't worth Henn in the least bit...

indianyanksfan
12-07-05, 09:40 PM
That would be way too much. The Angel's don't have any leverage.

i have no idea what a good trade is so what would be the best suitable offer?

RhodeyYankee2638
12-07-05, 09:41 PM
i have no idea what a good trade is so what would be the best suitable offer?

Tony Womack and F-Rod

indianyanksfan
12-07-05, 09:45 PM
Tony Womack and F-Rod

do the yanks still have control over f rod?

ryanm1058123
12-07-05, 09:45 PM
do the yanks still have control over f rod?

if they offer him arb they do but I highly doubt they do.

BJG
12-07-05, 09:46 PM
Tony Womack and F-Rod

DaVanon has been DFAd to clear up 40 man roster space, so any deal would have to involve players not on the 40 man roster.

Oh, and F-Rod is a free agent.

Bernie Inferno
12-07-05, 09:46 PM
do the yanks still have control over f rod? No he is a FA. And I highly doubt they will offer him arbitration.

BJG
12-07-05, 09:47 PM
do the yanks still have control over f rod?

F-Rod is a free agent. If they offer him arbitration, it only means that they can negotiate with him like any other team.

RhodeyYankee2638
12-07-05, 09:48 PM
DaVanon has been DFAd to clear up 40 man roster space, so any deal would have to involve players not on the 40 man roster.

Oh, and F-Rod is a free agent.

He can still be offer arbitration

panicfan
12-07-05, 09:48 PM
Why?

Bubba is an excellent fielder, its his hitting that is not so hot.

Good guy to get as a 4th outfielder and if we can't find a CF, I would feel much better with him in CF as opposed to Bubba.

StatenIslandYankee
12-07-05, 09:50 PM
F-Rod is a free agent. If they offer him arbitration, it only means that they can negotiate with him like any other team.
Krod will be offered arbitration.

Irabu's Son
12-07-05, 09:53 PM
Cash should jump on this IMMEDIATELY.

ryanm1058123
12-07-05, 09:53 PM
Krod will be offered arbitration.

I doubt he will.. I doubt a team wants to risk picks on him.

What type FA is he?

38Special
12-07-05, 09:54 PM
Type B. We'd be crazy to offer him arbitration

Bernie Inferno
12-07-05, 09:54 PM
Krod will be offered arbitration. Felix Rodriguez? He would accept arbitration and we would be stuck with him for another year. There is no way Cash offers.

Evil Empire
12-07-05, 09:54 PM
How about Womack and Proctor for Davanon?

JeterRodriguezSheff
12-07-05, 09:54 PM
Why?

Bubba is an excellent fielder, its his hitting that is not so hot.

if by excellent you mean slightly above average then yes he is an excellent fielder

panicfan
12-07-05, 09:55 PM
Ya know, I don't think Felix Rodriguez deserves to be called F-Rod, that should be reserved for good players. :P

Felix Rodriguez? He would accept arbitration and we would be stuck with him for another year. There is no way Cash offers.

StatenIslandYankee
12-07-05, 09:56 PM
I doubt he will.. I doubt a team wants to risk picks on him.

What type FA is he?I believe B

StatenIslandYankee
12-07-05, 09:57 PM
Ya know, I don't think Felix Rodriguez deserves to be called F-Rod, that should be reserved for good players. :PI say Krod with pun intended :x

panicfan
12-07-05, 10:03 PM
How about WPRod or BBRod? No pun...

I say Krod with pun intended :x

panicfan
12-07-05, 10:05 PM
It might not be saying much, be he was by far the best defensive player on the Yanks outfield last year. But I don't think he's only slightly above average. I am not saying he is elite either, but I can already see you guys falling in love with Jeff Davanon, like he's the new Brian Giles.

if by excellent you mean slightly above average then yes he is an excellent fielder

BJG
12-07-05, 10:14 PM
He can still be offer arbitration

but that doesn't mean you can trade him. he's a free agent. if he accepts arbitration, you still can't trade him until June 15 without his consent.

it's kind of moot, becuase it would be silly to offer him arb unless you have a side deal with him.

yankeefan in MA
12-07-05, 10:18 PM
I never could understand the Angels cutting his playing time last year. I think Davanon is a better player than Juan Rivera. If the Yankees got him he would be my everyday CF. Davanon is exactly the type of player the Yankees need.

RhodeyYankee2638
12-07-05, 10:19 PM
Well, screw DaVanon, we just offered Bernie Arbitration

indianyanksfan
12-07-05, 10:30 PM
Well, screw DaVanon, we just offered Bernie Arbitration

what the hell is cashman doing? :mad:

Bernie Inferno
12-07-05, 10:31 PM
what the hell is cashman doing? :mad: Under the table deal?

indianyanksfan
12-07-05, 10:35 PM
Under the table deal?

huh? :wtf:

StatenIslandYankee
12-07-05, 10:36 PM
Bernie Williams offered arbitration.

BJG
12-07-05, 10:38 PM
huh? :wtf:

The two parties likely agreed that Bernie would not accept arbitration if offered so that they could continue to negotiate.

indianyanksfan
12-07-05, 10:39 PM
The two parties likely agreed that Bernie would not accept arbitration if offered so that they could continue to negotiate.

oh ok.

but what's to negotiate? he has no purpose on this team anymore.

he should just retire instead of selling himself.

MassNYYfan
12-07-05, 10:41 PM
He already gets $3.5m for the buyout. Wonder how much he's gonna cost in total as a backup OF.

BJG
12-07-05, 10:47 PM
oh ok.

but what's to negotiate? he has no purpose on this team anymore.

he should just retire instead of selling himself.

I agree, but as we saw with Clemens, you are better off offering arbitration either way, especially if you know he won't accept.

RIYankeeFan
12-07-05, 11:06 PM
The Red Sox will get him for Gabe Kapler, watch. :mad:

IronCaballo4
12-07-05, 11:09 PM
Bernie Williams offered arbitration.

Arrrgh WHY?!!!! :mad:

StatenIslandYankee
12-08-05, 10:02 AM
Sweeny Murti on Joe's show today said the Yankees are interested in Jeff Davannon and Torre calls him a "pain in the neck" AB.

Clemens831
12-08-05, 10:34 AM
The Red Sox will get him for Gabe Kapler, watch. :mad:

The Sox released Kapler a few weeks ago...

indianyanksfan
12-08-05, 10:47 AM
Sweeny Murti on Joe's show today said the Yankees are interested in Jeff Davannon and Torre calls him a "pain in the neck" AB.


good news. torre go tell that to cashman! :D

ppa79
12-08-05, 10:51 AM
I would like to get him. He would definitely be better than Crosby.

Jaeho
12-08-05, 11:07 AM
Bernie has nothing to do with DaVanon, since Bernie would be in the Ruben role. The Yankees still need a 4th OFer who can play CF.

Murti brought him up as someone who wouldn't knock your socks off, but would be a good player and compete with Bubba. Sounds like he is on the Yanks radar and Torre is a fan.

ShaneTravis
12-08-05, 11:57 AM
http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/player?statsId=6355

Ht: 6' 0" Wt: 200 Bats: S Throws: R
Born: 12/8/1973
"News: Angels designated outfielder Jeff DaVanon for assignment.
Impact: It looks like the Angels are opening up a spot in case someone who interests them falls to their pick in the Rule 5 draft. DaVanon is eligible for arbitration, so he figures to clear waivers. At a major league deal near the minimum, he'd be a nice signing, even if the complete disappearance of his power last season was suspicious."

2005 obp .347 slg .311 ops .658 Avg..231

Career .348 .401 .749 .256

Total games @ Center 111 zr .872
Total games @ RF 169 zr .893
@ LF 54 zr .904

Iknowcool
12-08-05, 02:10 PM
joe borchard got released as well. A former first round draft pick who has good talent. maybe a chage of scenery could help him out.

BRNXBMRS
12-08-05, 02:56 PM
Torre likes this guy a lot, he is a real pesky player. Go get him.

Mark19
12-08-05, 06:19 PM
Who wants to bet that the Angels ask for Hughes or Cano?

38Special
12-08-05, 06:25 PM
Who wants to bet that the Angels ask for Hughes or Cano?
I know youre being sarcastic, but the Angels cant be choosers. He'll be gone for free in another 9 days

StatenIslandYankee
12-08-05, 06:53 PM
Who wants to bet that the Angels ask for Hughes or Cano?
LOL, no way.

mjdlight
12-08-05, 06:57 PM
Cano + Hughes + A-rod (with the Yankees kicking in 20 million).

Maybe if we offer them that we can get them to toss in FIGGINS??

RIYankeeFan
12-08-05, 07:01 PM
I'd trade Proctor for Davanon. Although they can probably get better from another team.

BRNXBMRS
12-09-05, 08:06 AM
Davanon was designated for assignment the Angels cant ask for Cnano, Wang, Proctor etc. They will get a lower tier prospect or a player to be named later.

NelsonMuntz
12-09-05, 09:25 AM
I know we're all interested in acquiring Davanon but has anyone read anything that would indicate that the Yankees are interested in him?

Posada_20
12-09-05, 09:27 AM
Sweeney Murti mentioned it on the FAN yesterday that the Yankees are interested in DaVannon and that Joe Torre referred to him as 'a pain in the neck' to get out.

NelsonMuntz
12-09-05, 09:55 AM
Sweeney Murti mentioned it on the FAN yesterday that the Yankees are interested in DaVannon and that Joe Torre referred to him as 'a pain in the neck' to get out.
Excellent. Thank you for posting that. :)

dabomb2045
12-09-05, 10:07 AM
DaVanon would be a smart, low-risk pickup. Hell, he could easily start in CF over Bubba right now.

jpm114
12-09-05, 11:26 PM
DaVannon is a switch hitter who has hit for a high average righthanded. That would give him a distinct advantage over Crosby in a competiton for the CF job

Matsui55
12-10-05, 07:14 AM
DaVanon would be a smart, low-risk pickup. Hell, he could easily start in CF over Bubba right now.

At worst, he is a better 4th OF than anything we have had out there in years, because he is legitimate defensively at all 3 spots. He also can hit enough to be at least a couple-times-a-week starter.

At best, he's a nice stopgap CF for 2006 and maybe 2007.

dabomb2045
12-10-05, 09:14 AM
At worst, he is a better 4th OF than anything we have had out there in years, because he is legitimate defensively at all 3 spots. He also can hit enough to be at least a couple-times-a-week starter.

At best, he's a nice stopgap CF for 2006 and maybe 2007.


agreed....he struggled last year, although his OBP was still 116 points higher then his average.

2003 he hit .282/.360/.445
2004 he hit .277/.372/.418

good speed, good versatility in the OF, not afraid to take a walk. He always used to be a pest against us too. The Yanks should definetly sign this guy...its a low-risk move with potentially very good return.

Iknowcool
12-10-05, 03:20 PM
Joe Borchard was also released by Chicago. Former first round draft pick, very talented. Just never took advantage of his talent. A change of scenery might be just what he needs.

CaptainThurman
12-10-05, 04:03 PM
Remember, the key here in any trade scenario prior to the 10 days is the fact that the Angels want to clear a spot on the 40-man roster, so they can't be offered another 40-man roster player in return. That rules out Proctor, Henn and others. Maybe one of our posters in the minor league board can recommend a few options to consider....

Mark19
12-12-05, 02:15 PM
He was designated for assignment 6 days ago, lets hope the Yankees are ready to pounce

JavyVazquezIsSick
12-12-05, 02:17 PM
He was designated for assignment 6 days ago, lets hope the Yankees are ready to pounce

When are we allowed to pick him up?

Yankeeah
12-12-05, 02:24 PM
When are we allowed to pick him up?

They have Ten days to either send him to the minors or trade him, so in four days,if he rejects a minor league assignment or isn't traded hes a FA. He gets paid the league minimum and Anahiem picks up the rest

Mark19
12-12-05, 02:28 PM
When are we allowed to pick him up?

I assume 10 days

Mark19
12-15-05, 06:47 PM
Jeff DaVanon is now an unrestricted FA, no one claimed him on waivers and he was released.

38Special
12-15-05, 06:52 PM
He's there for the taking now.

Mark19
12-15-05, 06:55 PM
He's there for the taking now.

if he isn't a yankee by monday then I will be mad at brian cashman

JDPNYY
12-15-05, 06:55 PM
10 days just flys by these days.

RobbiMan
12-15-05, 06:56 PM
if he isn't a yankee by monday then I will be mad at brian cashman


Where/when do you play him if Nomar gets signed, Crosby and Phillips are on the roster, and the Yankees acquire some other OF whether it be Reed, Michaels, Damon...?

38Special
12-15-05, 06:57 PM
if he isn't a yankee by monday then I will be mad at brian cashman
Depends on how the roster shuffle turns out with Nomar. If Nomar is signed, we still need a backup outfielder.

The question is, if we dont resign Bernie, is he going to find a team that will give away a draft pick for him? He could be forced to accept arbitration and screw us despite the handshake agreement

yankeefan in MA
12-15-05, 06:59 PM
if he isn't a yankee by monday then I will be mad at brian cashman

I can't agree with you more. I am more than willing for him to be our affordable CF.

Mark19
12-15-05, 06:59 PM
Depends on how the roster shuffle turns out with Nomar. If Nomar is signed, we still need a backup outfielder.

The question is, if we dont resign Bernie, is he going to find a team that will give away a draft pick for him? He could be forced to accept arbitration and screw us despite the handshake agreement

If we get Nomar and DaVanon, most of our shopping could be done. We could platoon the outfield and have Nomar learn how to play righfield during spring training.

Roberto Kelly
12-15-05, 07:04 PM
Has anyone heard anything on the Yanks interest recentley? I would be thrilled if they pick him up.. it's clearly an upgrade.

flymick24
12-15-05, 07:09 PM
If we get Nomar and DaVanon, most of our shopping could be done. We could platoon the outfield and have Nomar learn how to play righfield during spring training.

something tells me that it wouldn't be enough

Mark19
12-15-05, 07:12 PM
something tells me that it wouldn't be enough

Perhaps, all I know is that I'd rather have a 4th outfielder getting 400 ABs than a 5th outfielder getting 600.

Jasbro
12-15-05, 07:16 PM
Where/when do you play him if Nomar gets signed, Crosby and Phillips are on the roster, and the Yankees acquire some other OF whether it be Reed, Michaels, Damon...?

If Nomar gets signed, I don't expect Phillips to be on the roster.

Roberto Kelly
12-15-05, 07:20 PM
If Nomar gets signed, I don't expect Phillips to be on the roster.

Phillips shouldn't be on the roster in any case, considering he can't hit breaking pitches.

ring403
12-15-05, 07:27 PM
Phillips shouldn't be on the roster in any case, considering he can't hit breaking pitches.A fact backed up by all of 40 or so big league AB's.

27IsNext
12-15-05, 07:36 PM
Phillips shouldn't be on the roster in any case, considering he can't hit breaking pitches.

Ah, this mythology again. Care to explain how 40 MLB at-bats proves this despite the fact that he continues to tear up AAA year after year?

Roberto Kelly
12-15-05, 07:38 PM
A fact backed up by all of 40 or so big league AB's.

Out of which he K'd 25% of the time.

mrbawm
12-15-05, 07:41 PM
This guy could be a big help for the bench if he can bounce back from last season. I must admit his power vanishing after all the juicing controversy in the past few years scares me.

38Special
12-15-05, 07:42 PM
Out of which he K'd 25% of the time.
Unlike A-Rod who K'ed 23% of the time

yanksphan
12-15-05, 07:43 PM
if he isn't a yankee by monday then I will be mad at brian cashman

What if he doesn't want to be a Yankee?

Mark19
12-15-05, 07:44 PM
What if he doesn't want to be a Yankee?

come on, who wouldn't want to be a yankee? :P

flymick24
12-15-05, 07:45 PM
What if he doesn't want to be a Yankee?

the cashman OBVIOUSLY didn't do his job

Jasbro
12-15-05, 07:47 PM
Ah, this mythology again. Care to explain how 40 MLB at-bats proves this despite the fact that he continues to tear up AAA year after year?

You answered your own question.

Why does he only have 40 MLB at-bats "despite the fact that he continues to tear up AAA year after year?


Unlike A-Rod who K'ed 23% of the time

Bad analogy. ARod does a few other things that Phillips has not yet shown that make K'ing 23% of the time just a little bit more palatable, no?

Evil Empire
12-15-05, 07:48 PM
Do ya platoon him with Bubba or give him full PT?

flymick24
12-15-05, 07:49 PM
[QUOTE=Jasbro]

Why does he only have 40 MLB at-bats "despite the fact that he continues to tear up AAA year after year?



[QUOTE]

because the yankees either don't have room for him on the 25 or won't give him enough ABs

ChinMusic
12-15-05, 07:49 PM
Sweeney Murti mentioned it on the FAN yesterday that the Yankees are interested in DaVannon and that Joe Torre referred to him as 'a pain in the neck' to get out.

And other people have a lower opinion of him.

Yanksagain
12-15-05, 07:53 PM
Cashman better be looking into signing this kid.

Jasbro
12-15-05, 07:59 PM
Do ya platoon him with Bubba or give him full PT?

DaVanon has to get the nod. He essentially is Bubba Crosby with MLB talent.

I don't think we carry Bubba if we sign DaVanon. Get a lefty power bat to come off the bench to PH in late innings, instead.

Evil Empire
12-15-05, 08:01 PM
DaVanon has to get the nod. He essentially is Bubba Crosby with MLB talent.

I don't think we carry Bubba if we sign DaVanon. Get a lefty power bat to come off the bench to PH in late innings, instead.

Then Bubba's gone. He's out of options IIRC.

And wouldn't you rather keep Bubba for his defense? How often will there be need for a pinch hitter with this lineup?

flymick24
12-15-05, 08:02 PM
Cashman better be looking into signing this kid.

he's 32... but then again, on the yankees, he would be a kid

flymick24
12-15-05, 08:03 PM
DaVanon has to get the nod. He essentially is Bubba Crosby with MLB talent.

I don't think we carry Bubba if we sign DaVanon. Get a lefty power bat to come off the bench to PH in late innings, instead.

his defense stinks though

Mark19
12-15-05, 08:08 PM
his defense stinks though

you sure about that? The Angels opted for him in center for 22 games when they could have used Steve Finley, Chone Figgins, Darin Erstad or Juan Rivera if necessary.

ryanthe13th
12-15-05, 08:16 PM
Has there even been any talk of signing Davanon?

Jasbro
12-15-05, 08:17 PM
DaVanon:


Arm Accuracy
Rating: AVERAGE - PLUS
Notes: N/A
Arm Strength
Rating: AVERAGE - PLUS
Notes: N/A
Base Running
Rating: PLUS
Notes: Aggressive; Takes The Extra Base And Can Steal; Can Run With Just About Anyone In The League
Bunt
Rating: GOOD
Notes: Always A Threat
Hands
Rating: AVERAGE - PLUS
Notes: N/A
Hitting for Power
Rating: AVERAGE
Notes: Average Against Righties; Well Below Average Against Lefties
Hit/Run
Rating: AVERAGE
Notes: Struggles With Lhp
Hitting for Average
Rating: AVERAGE - PLUS
Notes: Above Average Against Righties; Struggles Against Lefthanders
Range
Rating: PLUS
Notes: N/A
Secondary Position Accuracy
Rating: PLUS
Notes: N/A
Secondary Position Arm Strength
Rating: PLUS
Notes: N/A
Speed
Rating: GOOD
Notes: Good First Step Quickness
Secondary Position Hands
Rating: GOOD
Notes: N/A
Secondary Position Range
Rating: GOOD
Notes: N/A

http://insider.espn.go.com/mlb/players/breport?playerId=4194

BJG
12-15-05, 08:19 PM
Has there even been any talk of signing Davanon?

Beyond Torre's comment? Until now, he was the property of another team and it would been against the rules to talk about him.

Jasbro
12-15-05, 08:24 PM
The thing is, I see DaVanon as our 4th OF, not as the answer for CF. But if the choice came down to either Bubba or DaVanon, I would go with DaVanon.

flymick24
12-15-05, 08:27 PM
you sure about that? The Angels opted for him in center for 22 games when they could have used Steve Finley, Chone Figgins, Darin Erstad or Juan Rivera if necessary.

i don't have the numbers in front of me, but i can recall off the top of my head seeing him play a shaky CF by taking bad routes and such. doesn't seem very natural out there.

ReggieBar
12-15-05, 08:31 PM
DaVanon:


Arm Accuracy
Rating: AVERAGE - PLUS
Notes: N/A
Arm Strength
Rating: AVERAGE - PLUS
Notes: N/A
Base Running
Rating: PLUS
Notes: Aggressive; Takes The Extra Base And Can Steal; Can Run With Just About Anyone In The League
Bunt
Rating: GOOD
Notes: Always A Threat
Hands
Rating: AVERAGE - PLUS
Notes: N/A
Hitting for Power
Rating: AVERAGE
Notes: Average Against Righties; Well Below Average Against Lefties
Hit/Run
Rating: AVERAGE
Notes: Struggles With Lhp
Hitting for Average
Rating: AVERAGE - PLUS
Notes: Above Average Against Righties; Struggles Against Lefthanders
Range
Rating: PLUS
Notes: N/A
Secondary Position Accuracy
Rating: PLUS
Notes: N/A
Secondary Position Arm Strength
Rating: PLUS
Notes: N/A
Speed
Rating: GOOD
Notes: Good First Step Quickness
Secondary Position Hands
Rating: GOOD
Notes: N/A
Secondary Position Range
Rating: GOOD
Notes: N/A

http://insider.espn.go.com/mlb/players/breport?playerId=4194


This is all very positive. He seems very Yankee-like to me.

flymick24
12-15-05, 08:32 PM
This is all very positive. He seems very Yankee-like to me.

yes, hopefully as a 4th outfielder.

he's not a starter.

BJG
12-15-05, 08:52 PM
yes, hopefully as a 4th outfielder.

he's not a starter.

he's better than bubba. every improvement is an improvement (or something like that).

JavyVazquezIsSick
12-15-05, 08:55 PM
If Cashman doesn't get him he is officially sleeping...

Roberto Kelly
12-15-05, 08:57 PM
Ah, this mythology again. Care to explain how 40 MLB at-bats proves this despite the fact that he continues to tear up AAA year after year?

Hensley Meulens tore up AAA too, that doesn't translate into success in the big leagues.

BJG
12-15-05, 09:00 PM
If Cashman doesn't get him he is officially sleeping...

Knowing absolutely nothing about Davanon, can you say that? If his wife and kids are rooted in CA, for example, he could choose the Dodgers to make things simple if they were to make an offer. Maybe some team will offer to horribly overpay him.

All things beign equal, yes, your statement is correct, but we know that all things aren't always equal.

Roberto Kelly
12-15-05, 09:02 PM
Unlike A-Rod who K'ed 23% of the time

Did he do anything the other 75% of the time, 'cause Phillips didn't. I would think that there is a reason he hasn't stuck in the big leagues when he's on the praecipe of his 30th bday. In my estimation, he's a AAAA ball player.

JavyVazquezIsSick
12-15-05, 09:07 PM
Knowing absolutely nothing about Davanon, can you say that? If his wife and kids are rooted in CA, for example, he could choose the Dodgers to make things simple if they were to make an offer. Maybe some team will offer to horribly overpay him.

All things beign equal, yes, your statement is correct, but we know that all things aren't always equal.

Considering this is pretty common in the families of baseball players, I can't see a move in location changing it. Thats Cashman's job to convince players to come here. Cashman needs to show an immediate interest before other teams do...

BJG
12-15-05, 09:13 PM
Considering this is pretty common in the families of baseball players, I can't see a move in location changing it. Thats Cashman's job to convince players to come here. Cashman needs to show an immediate interest before other teams do...

We know that isn't always true. It isn't Cashman's job to outbid a silly offer. It isn't Cashman's job to push to the point of annoyance when he's told to f off and there's no chance. As we were discussing in another thread, it is his job to deal with secondary concerns like he did with Mike Mussina. Mussina wanted the Yankee money. Mussina wanted the Yankee team. He just needed to be assured about the quality of life. That's a big difference between that and a guy who is against the entire concept from the get go.

Drawing a line in the sand where Cashman HAS to sign a player when none of these factors are known is basically an excuse to find a way to blame him before it even happens. If he doesn't sign him and there's a real reason why, then he didn't do anything wrong per se.

JavyVazquezIsSick
12-15-05, 09:41 PM
If he doesn't sign him and there's a real reason why, then he didn't do anything wrong per se.

It's a possibility but realistically if you tell someone like Jeff Davanon that he can be your strating CFer for the NYY, he'd come. Maybe Cashman doesn't know about Davanon or maybe a team picks him up before him, I just hope Cashman makes an all out effort to get him, if not he is sleeping...

flymick24
12-15-05, 09:59 PM
It's a possibility but realistically if you tell someone like Jeff Davanon that he can be your strating CFer for the NYY, he'd come. Maybe Cashman doesn't know about Davanon or maybe a team picks him up before him, I just hope Cashman makes an all out effort to get him, if not he is sleeping...

chances are, if we know about jeff davanon being DFAed, then cashman knows too.

now whether he extends an offer is another issue.

nyyanksfan20
12-15-05, 10:10 PM
I expect him to be a Yankee very soon.

JeffWeaverFan
12-15-05, 10:33 PM
Did he do anything the other 75% of the time, 'cause Phillips didn't. I would think that there is a reason he hasn't stuck in the big leagues when he's on the praecipe of his 30th bday. In my estimation, he's a AAAA ball player.
He had 40 AB's. His AAA numbers show that he would produce in the majors. He hasn't stuck in the big leagues? He hasn't been given a shot in the big leagues. And by the way, him not being given a shot isn't his fault. He crushes minor league pitching and he has hit very well in spring training. Just hasn't gotten a shot.

ComeBackShane47
12-15-05, 10:36 PM
I expect him to be a Yankee very soon.

Wouldn't they have just claimed him off waivers then?

Jasbro
12-15-05, 10:49 PM
He had 40 AB's. His AAA numbers show that he would produce in the majors. He hasn't stuck in the big leagues? He hasn't been given a shot in the big leagues. And by the way, him not being given a shot isn't his fault. He crushes minor league pitching and he has hit very well in spring training. Just hasn't gotten a shot.

If he is so good and just needs the chance to shine, why has he not been requested by potential trading partners?

NewEraYanks2527
12-15-05, 10:50 PM
Wouldn't they have just claimed him off waivers then? I think they have to wait for a certain time. Doesn't it work that once a player is DFAed then the trading window opens up and if no one trades for him then he is up for grabs? I'm really not sure about the whole thing but I remember similar things happening with Leiter, the Yankees waited and then picked him up.

Ghost of Dan Pasqua
12-15-05, 10:59 PM
I think they have to wait for a certain time. Doesn't it work that once a player is DFAed then the trading window opens up and if no one trades for him then he is up for grabs? I'm really not sure about the whole thing but I remember similar things happening with Leiter, the Yankees waited and then picked him up.

When a player is DFA'ed the team has 10 days to trade him to another team. If after those 10 days the player is not traded, then a team can try to send him to the minors, or release the player (if the player refuses to go to the minors). Leiter was actually traded by the Marlins in that 10 day window (for cash). Alan Embree wasn't traded after his 10 days and was released when the Yankees got him. The Angels releasing DeVannon at this point allows him to sign with any team. Essentially, he's a free agent with no compensation as far as draft picks are concerned.

NewEraYanks2527
12-15-05, 11:01 PM
When a player is DFA'ed the team has 10 days to trade him to another team. If after those 10 days the player is not traded, then a team can try to send him to the minors, or release the player (if the player refuses to go to the minors). Leiter was actually traded by the Marlins in that 10 day window (for cash). Alan Embree wasn't traded after his 10 days and was released when the Yankees got him. The Angels releasing DeVannon at this point allows him to sign with any team. Essentially, he's a free agent with no compensation as far as draft picks are concerned. Thanks, I thought it was something along those lines but was confused about what the specifics were. And now I know and knowing is half the battle.

dabomb2045
12-16-05, 01:33 AM
DaVanon would be an upgrade over Bubba....sign him

whalers
12-16-05, 08:33 AM
When a player is DFA'ed the team has 10 days to trade him to another team. If after those 10 days the player is not traded, then a team can try to send him to the minors, or release the player (if the player refuses to go to the minors). Leiter was actually traded by the Marlins in that 10 day window (for cash). Alan Embree wasn't traded after his 10 days and was released when the Yankees got him. The Angels releasing DeVannon at this point allows him to sign with any team. Essentially, he's a free agent with no compensation as far as draft picks are concerned.

So hopefully tomorrow we will hear about the newest addition to the Yankees.

noneckwilliams
12-16-05, 08:36 AM
DaVanon would be an upgrade over Bubba....sign him


No - it's easier for Cash to call up Ruben Sierra and bring him back for another year.

NewEraYanks2527
12-16-05, 08:38 AM
Davanon would be a great addition to the team. Imagine if we added Davanon and that meant NO Bernie next year? Unless of course I missed something and that deal is done. Davanon would be a great 4th outfielder and also if we do not get anyone else for center he is a better option than Bubba. He probably could also play right field from time to time too if we do get someone like Reed.

MTYankee23
12-16-05, 09:09 AM
I'm sure its been mentioned earlier in the thread, but is anyone privy to why his numbers dropped off like they did last year?

Other than those concerns its definitely a good fit. Could play CF until we get a CF, at which time he'd be a good 4th OF.

Hopefully he'd even want to come here though.

Astorian
12-16-05, 09:18 AM
If he is so good and just needs the chance to shine, why has he not been requested by potential trading partners?

I don't know. Why did nobody want Cano and Wang last year?

TEPLimey
12-16-05, 09:22 AM
We could sign DaVanon and then still pursue another OF. If we sign DaVanon and (for example) Damon or Jacques Jones, then we can play them in CF, and put DaVanon in RF against lefties and Sheff as DH. We can also let DaVanon play CF and give our regular some rest against lefties.

v. Lefties

Jeter -SS
Arod - 3B
Sheff - DH
Giambi - 1B
Matsui - LF
DaVanon - RF
Cano - 2B
Posada - C
Damon/Wilkerson/Jones - CF

v. Righties

Jeter -SS
Arod - 3B
Sheff - RF
Giambi - DH
Matsui - LF
Cano - 2B
Posada - C
Snow/Lee/Phillips - 1B
Damon/Wilkerson/Jones - CF

Feel free to change the lineup around, but my point is made considering we 1) give Sheff rest (2) get a backup OF who plays decent defense (3) don't break the bank doing it

NewEraYanks2527
12-16-05, 09:23 AM
I don't know. Why did nobody want Cano and Wang last year?
Probably because Cano was projected to be not ready yet and Wang had shoulder surgery not too long ago.

MTYankee23
12-16-05, 09:25 AM
We could sign DaVanon and then still pursue another OF. If we sign DaVanon and (for example) Damon or Jacques Jones, then we can play them in CF, and put DaVanon in RF against lefties and Sheff as DH. We can also let DaVanon play CF and give our regular some rest against lefties.

v. Lefties

Jeter -SS
Arod - 3B
Sheff - DH
Giambi - 1B
Matsui - LF
DaVanon - RF
Cano - 2B
Posada - C
Damon/Wilkerson/Jones - CF

v. Righties

Jeter -SS
Arod - 3B
Sheff - RF
Giambi - DH
Matsui - LF
Cano - 2B
Posada - C
Snow/Lee/Phillips - 1B
Damon/Wilkerson/Jones - CF

Feel free to change the lineup around, but my point is made considering we 1) give Sheff rest (2) get a backup OF who plays decent defense (3) don't break the bank doing it

I think he's actually much better against Righties. Could be wrong though.

TEPLimey
12-16-05, 09:38 AM
I think he's actually much better against Righties. Could be wrong though.

You may be right... I checked his stats before posting. He's batted .393 v. lefties and .208 v. righties in 2005. I saw DaVanon enough last year to know that he was much better against one side than the other, so I assumed that (based on the stats) it was against lefties. Now that I look more carefully, he gets a lot more ABs against righties, so the numbers seem counter-intuitive. I'm slightly confused and hope someone who watches the West Coast teams a bit more than I do will shed some light on DaVanon's abilities.

Whatever the situation, I know he bats better against one side than the other. My point was that we should DH Sheffield when we face those pitchers and put DaVanon in RF.

Fabien Brandy
12-16-05, 09:42 AM
If you claim someone on waivers, you assume their existing contract. If you wait for them to clear waivers, the team that waived him owes whatever is owed under the contract and the player is free to sign with any team for any amount.

Was Davanon owed anything significant? If not, its likely the Yankees aren't very interested (or they would have claimed him).

BJG
12-16-05, 09:47 AM
If you claim someone on waivers, you assume their existing contract. If you wait for them to clear waivers, the team that waived him owes whatever is owed under the contract and the player is free to sign with any team for any amount.

Was Davanon owed anything significant? If not, its likely the Yankees aren't very interested (or they would have claimed him).

He would have been arb eligible and made 925K last year. You could probably get him for less than what he would cost in arb on the open market. Basically, he got non-tendered, they just did it before December 20th and used the DFA process to gain some time to see if they could get anything for him.

Fabien Brandy
12-16-05, 09:51 AM
He would have been arb eligible and made 925K last year. You could probably get him for less than what he would cost in arb on the open market. Basically, he got non-tendered, they just did it before December 20th and used the DFA process to gain some time to see if they could get anything for him.
Understood, but if the Yankees were really interested I would think they'd risk $1M to avoid other teams getting a shot at signing him. They might be interested but I don't think they've been waiting around to pounce on him asap.

MTYankee23
12-16-05, 12:05 PM
You may be right... I checked his stats before posting. He's batted .393 v. lefties and .208 v. righties in 2005. I saw DaVanon enough last year to know that he was much better against one side than the other, so I assumed that (based on the stats) it was against lefties. Now that I look more carefully, he gets a lot more ABs against righties, so the numbers seem counter-intuitive. I'm slightly confused and hope someone who watches the West Coast teams a bit more than I do will shed some light on DaVanon's abilities.

Whatever the situation, I know he bats better against one side than the other. My point was that we should DH Sheffield when we face those pitchers and put DaVanon in RF.

Your original assumption was accurate, my mistake, his OPS as a RHB was high .800's from '02-'04, and about .740 as a LHB over the same time period.

Jasbro
12-16-05, 12:37 PM
I don't know. Why did nobody want Cano and Wang last year?

Cano was 22 last year and was projected as still being a couple of years away from being ready. Wang was coming off surgery.

That is a tremendous difference than a 29 year old career minor leaguer with some very big holes in his swing, which is what Phillips is.

JeffWeaverFan
12-16-05, 12:51 PM
If he is so good and just needs the chance to shine, why has he not been requested by potential trading partners?
I never said he was so good. I said that I think he could be a good hitter in this league - not great, but good enough. He hasn't been requested because he's not a prospect at his age.

All I'm saying is that given his minor league numbers and his ST numbers, he deserves a shot in the majors, and to say he can't hit in the majors because of 40 AB's is just idiotic. Lets not forget that both Joe Torre and Derek Jeter have said that Andy Phillips can flat out hit.

Jasbro
12-16-05, 01:02 PM
Lets not forget that both Joe Torre and Derek Jeter have said that Andy Phillips can flat out hit.

If I recall correctly, Joe and Derek said that before Phillips flat out didn't.

But I agree that 40 at-bats is a small sample size. It is just that I really did not like what I saw during his limited showing. And that I am afraid his AAA success indicates nothing more than he is just a good AAA hitter. And that 29 year old minor leaguers don't inspire a lot of excitement in me...

JeffWeaverFan
12-16-05, 01:08 PM
If I recall correctly, Joe and Derek said that before Phillips flat out didn't.

But I agree that 40 at-bats is a small sample size. It is just that I really did not like what I saw during his limited showing. And that I am afraid his AAA success indicates nothing more than he is just a good AAA hitter. And that 29 year old minor leaguers don't inspire a lot of excitement in me...
Well, he was tearing it up in ST and then only got 40 AB's in the majors. Plus, they weren't in consecutive games. Personally, I think he could do well in the utility role where he plays 1B, RF, and LF givign those guys the half day off. If he can hit allright, he would be a major asset.

Jasbro
12-16-05, 01:42 PM
Well, he was tearing it up in ST and then only got 40 AB's in the majors. Plus, they weren't in consecutive games. Personally, I think he could do well in the utility role where he plays 1B, RF, and LF givign those guys the half day off. If he can hit allright, he would be a major asset.

I hope you are right and I am wrong on this one...my gut tells me we will never actually find out, though...

NelsonMuntz
12-19-05, 01:17 PM
*bump*

Any news on Davanon?

Yankeeah
12-19-05, 01:48 PM
*bump*

Any news on Davanon?

http://games.espn.go.com/cgi/flb/playernewsarchive?statsId=6355
Nope

nyyanksfan20
12-19-05, 02:44 PM
It looks like he is just a fall back option if we don't get Damon or someone else.

yankeefan in MA
12-20-05, 04:20 PM
While I am pretty happy with Cashman's work this offseason, I am stumped as to why we have not heard anything regarding Davanon. It makes me wonder if they know something bad about this guy that we are totally unaware of?

BJG
12-20-05, 04:27 PM
While I am pretty happy with Cashman's work this offseason, I am stumped as to why we have not heard anything regarding Davanon. It makes me wonder if they know something bad about this guy that we are totally unaware of?

He's been a free agent only for a few days. Today is the tender deadline. There's no reason to go after Davannon until you know what happens today and all the cards are on the table.

38Special
12-20-05, 04:27 PM
To be fair theres been zero news about DaVanon.

NYDCYankee
12-20-05, 04:28 PM
To be fair theres been zero news about DaVanon.

Maybe he was on roids and no one wants him now.

Jace
12-20-05, 04:35 PM
Maybe he was on roids and no one wants him now.

That would probably make it to news somehow. Then again, who knows what they covered up from last year.

nyyanksfan20
12-20-05, 07:01 PM
Dbacks close to signing Davanon per rotoworld



After losing out on Kenny Lofton, the Diamondbacks haven't ruled out starting Young in center field on Opening Day. However, rumor has it that they're close to signing Jeff DaVanon, and they'll keep looking for center fielders.

AMYanks
12-20-05, 07:12 PM
Dbacks close to signing Davanon per rotoworld

He would have been a nice 4th OFer, but not a huge loss.

Mark19
12-20-05, 07:13 PM
Dbacks close to signing Davanon per rotoworld

If the DBacks offer him a starting job, we can't compete with that.

38Special
12-20-05, 07:42 PM
http://rotoworld.com/content/playernews.asp?sport=MLB


Agent Mike Nicotera denied a radio report in Phoenix that said the Diamondbacks have signed free agent Jeff DaVanon to a two-year, $3.5 million contract.
If they were really willing to commit that much money to him, they should have claimed him off waivers. DaVanon made $950,000 last year and wouldn't have been do much of a raise after a poor season.

haha wow

dabomb2045
12-20-05, 07:44 PM
thats alot of money for DaVanon

AMYanks
12-20-05, 08:03 PM
http://rotoworld.com/content/playernews.asp?sport=MLB



haha wow

Guess I'm glad he's not here, then.

The FUTURE
12-21-05, 04:47 PM
now that the nontendered list has come out....I think I would like to have Eric Byrnes or Endy Chavez over DaVanon

Kulish29
12-21-05, 05:00 PM
now that the nontendered list has come out....I think I would like to have Eric Byrnes or Endy Chavez over DaVanon

I'd take DaVanon. He's a better hitter than both.

Although now, the point is moot.

Kulish29
12-21-05, 05:01 PM
http://rotoworld.com/content/playernews.asp?sport=MLB



haha wow

And people say the Yankees overpay for FA's.

I thought Byrnes was supposed to be a smart guy?

The FUTURE
12-21-05, 07:26 PM
I'd take DaVanon. He's a better hitter than both.

Although now, the point is moot.



DaVanon is a better hitter yes, but not that much better, and byrnes and chavez can pitch-run and both play better defense, plus byrnes and chavez both can play all OF positioins, DaVanon cant, I think byrnes or chavez would be a much better choose because either one would add more flexablity to the bench

South Facing Epitaph
12-21-05, 08:01 PM
edited

Mark19
01-04-06, 11:33 AM
He is still on the market. The rumor is that he failed his physical with AZ. Now the Rockies are trying to sign him as an extra OF but already have a bunch of platooners to bat against righties.

If he is healthy, I think the Yanks should swoop in on this one.

keithf1
01-04-06, 02:15 PM
He was a great pickup mid season for my fantasy team a few years ago.

Yankeeah
01-04-06, 02:16 PM
Any news on why he failed a physical?

Mark19
01-04-06, 03:02 PM
Any news on why he failed a physical?

That is just speculation, no one knows why the AZ deal didn't go through.

38Special
01-04-06, 03:14 PM
Shoulder is shot

MTYankee23
01-05-06, 03:08 PM
Shoulder is shot

Is the shoulder shot to the point where rest will help, or are we talking a Bagwell-type degenerative condition?

Jaeho
01-21-06, 03:34 AM
http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/story/384486p-326332c.html


Mets eye DaVanon

BY ANTHONY McCARRON
DAILY NEWS SPORTS WRITER

Perhaps seeking some outfield depth or someone to split time with Xavier Nady in right field, the Mets have expressed interest in former Angel Jeff DaVanon, who also may be getting attention from the Red Sox for Boston's center field opening.

DaVanon's agent, Mike Nicotera, wouldn't be specific about what clubs are pursuing his client, but another baseball official said the Mets had interest. DaVanon would like to join another contender after playing in the 2004 and 2005 playoffs with the Angels.

38Special
01-21-06, 08:32 AM
I would have rather the Sox sign him. If zona didnt sign him because his shoulder is effed up, I dont see how anyone would want to give him any money.

mjdlight
02-07-06, 10:40 AM
Looks like the D-backs are going to be signing him afterall. Damnit, Cash. He would have looked good in RF while Sheff DHed and Bernie played jazz in the clubhouse.

http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/5313510

38Special
02-07-06, 12:45 PM
Yeah damnit Cash we need some more damaged goods on the team. His shoulder is still shot like I said before. Look at the contract.

mjdlight
02-07-06, 01:30 PM
Yeah damnit Cash we need some more damaged goods on the team. His shoulder is still shot like I said before. Look at the contract.
Yeah, I did look at the contract and the contract is part of the reason why I think its too bad we missed out on him -- he came bargain basement cheap. I think it would have been a good risk.

Oh well. It just makes me a bit nervous...if any of our OF get hurt, it's Bernie/Bubba time.

NYDCYankee
02-08-06, 07:47 AM
http://fantasysports.yahoo.com/analysis/news?slug=rotowire-effaanonignsneeareal&prov=rotowire&type=lgns&league=mlb

BJG
02-08-06, 08:50 PM
Yeah, I did look at the contract and the contract is part of the reason why I think its too bad we missed out on him -- he came bargain basement cheap. I think it would have been a good risk.

Oh well. It just makes me a bit nervous...if any of our OF get hurt, it's Bernie/Bubba time.

The Yankees lack 25-man roster flexibility, so it's not as simple as that. If he's as healthy as he was last year, he can stay on the roster, he just isn't very good, and the Yankees don't have the room to cover for that.