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    Re: The Yankees Have Signed Richie Sexson (per Buster Olney)

    Best $400,000 they've spent in a long time
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    Re: The Yankees Have Signed Richie Sexson (per Buster Olney)

    This is the equivalent of walking onto a used-car lot with $15,000 in your pocket; and you walk away buying a rust riddled 1982 Chevette for $500 when you could have had a 1986 Mustang Cobra for the same money....
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    Re: The Yankees Have Signed Richie Sexson (per Buster Olney)

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark19
    Best $400,000 they've spent in a long time
    Could spend a better $400,000 on Barry.

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    Re: The Yankees Have Signed Richie Sexson (per Buster Olney)

    Quote Originally Posted by themgmt
    Atleast we don't have to see Betemit as a defensive replacement anymore. And they finally stopped kidding themselves that Betemit could hit from the right side.
    Historically Wilson has been trash from the right side, but this year his splits are actually pretty similar (though still tilted a bitto the left). Maybe he's making strides? Probably not, but hey.

    Not a bad move I guess, albiet a pretty impact-less one. Maybe he'll be sparked by the change of scenery and have a decent second half. Given the low risk low cost nature of the move, given the fact we needed a righty bat, I can't really blame Cashman for anything. Just another piece of turd to fling against the wall.

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    Re: The Yankees Have Signed Richie Sexson (per Buster Olney)

    For $390k, it's not terrible. Especially if he can hit a friggin' lefty.

    He still covers a lot of area with those long arms, too.
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    Re: The Yankees Have Signed Richie Sexson (per Buster Olney)

    It was pretty obvious for a while that this was going to happen.

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    Re: The Yankees Have Signed Richie Sexson (per Buster Olney)

    Quote Originally Posted by webassign
    Could spend a better $400,000 on Barry.
    He's been blackballed by baseball, no one will sign him anyway
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    Re: The Yankees Have Signed Richie Sexson (per Buster Olney)

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark19
    Best $400,000 they've spent in a long time
    Yeah, right up there with Ensberg and Jason Lane....
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    Re: The Yankees Have Signed Richie Sexson (per Buster Olney)

    Good signing,mashes LHP and actually has some upside. And is a defensive upgrade too.
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    Re: The Yankees Have Signed Richie Sexson (per Buster Olney)

    holy crap.

    Ponson, Sexson. Who's next? The retired Kevin Brown?

    j/k...so far I've eaten crow with Ponson so I'll be happy to eat more crow with this signing.

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    Re: The Yankees Have Signed Richie Sexson (per Buster Olney)

    I hate Cashman...what kind of message does this send to Giambi...? Cashman has been terrible the past couple years...signed Mr. Automatic K...smart
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    Re: The Yankees Have Signed Richie Sexson (per Buster Olney)

    This is a signing that I don't really care much about. I can totally see him put up Ensberg type #'s.

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    Re: The Yankees Have Signed Richie Sexson (per Buster Olney)

    The rationale for not signing bonds was that we had too many of a certain kind of player.

    So lets go out and sign that exact kind of player anyway, only a worse one?

    This thread should be merged with the Cashman performance thread - awful.
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    Re: The Yankees Have Signed Richie Sexson (per Buster Olney)

    Quote Originally Posted by Zimmers' Helmet
    Yeah, right up there with Ensberg and Jason Lane....
    He's probably got more left in the tank than either of them. If it doesn't work, it won't matter because we probably aren't losing anything by starting him against lefties over Betemit.
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    Re: The Yankees Have Signed Richie Sexson (per Buster Olney)

    Quote Originally Posted by MTYankee23
    His 3 year split from 05-07 has his OPS vs. lefties at .881. In what world is that poor? His BB/K ratio from that side is 2/3 which isn't too bad for a power guy.
    It's a little less optimistic if you look at the '06-'07 OPS vs. lefties: .759

    Still serviceable, though, probably.
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    Re: The Yankees Have Signed Richie Sexson (per Buster Olney)

    He will hopefully help against LHP.

    However, the fact that the $200 million, mighty New York Yankees have to go dumpster diving for the last place Mariners' scraps is a little embarrassing.
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    Re: The Yankees Have Signed Richie Sexson (per Buster Olney)

    Quote Originally Posted by YESSIR!
    Historically Wilson has been trash from the right side, but this year his splits are actually pretty similar (though still tilted a bitto the left). Maybe he's making strides? Probably not, but hey.

    Not a bad move I guess, albiet a pretty impact-less one. Maybe he'll be sparked by the change of scenery and have a decent second half. Given the low risk low cost nature of the move, given the fact we needed a righty bat, I can't really blame Cashman for anything. Just another piece of turd to fling against the wall.
    He has done better but guess what? That better is still really, really bad. .235 BA/ .257 OBP / .669 OPS


    I hope Kevin Long talks Sexson into using a bigger bat. It looks like he's swinging a toothpick

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    Re: The Yankees Have Signed Richie Sexson (per Buster Olney)

    Quote Originally Posted by YASS
    It's a little less optimistic if you look at the '06-'07 OPS vs. lefties: .759

    Still serviceable, though, probably.
    Against LHP, Betemit is sitting at .669 and Melky is at .575

    Even Posada was at .727

    At least Richie is tall enough to knock down some errant throws. Betemit had the range but not the glove to work around 1st.
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    Re: The Yankees Have Signed Richie Sexson (per Buster Olney)

    I think this move goes squarely in the "well, he can't do worse than what we're throwing out there now" category.
    If he even sniffs the plate vs a right-hander, we'll have to send someone to investigate the unexplained disappearance of Joe Girardi's brain.
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    Re: The Yankees Have Signed Richie Sexson (per Buster Olney)

    Championship.

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    Re: The Yankees Have Signed Richie Sexson (per Buster Olney)

    Just so my stance is clear, I don't think Sexson will help at all offensively. He will be an excellent defensive replacement, and hit an occasional HR. I wonder if Chad Moeller will finally get the axe

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    Re: The Yankees Have Signed Richie Sexson (per Buster Olney)

    Quote Originally Posted by b_joseph
    Championship.
    Take it to the bank. I think it's time to update your avatar with our new acquisition, joseph.

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    Re: The Yankees Have Signed Richie Sexson (per Buster Olney)

    Dynasty, Part II.

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    Re: The Yankees Have Signed Richie Sexson (per Buster Olney)

    Quote Originally Posted by YESSIR!
    Take it to the bank. I think it's time to update your avatar with our new acquisition, joseph.
    Josh will be drawn in by Sexson..you can count on it.

    Seriously though. I would rather do nothing, than chase a poor hitter in the hopes of getting a miracle.

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    Re: The Yankees Have Signed Richie Sexson (per Buster Olney)

    I really don't understand why many of you are surprised. This is exactly what Cashman said he would do when he laid out his "Statue of Liberty" strategy.

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