Genius Cashman pulled off another brilliant move, The Yankees signed Chase Headley to a four year, 52 million dollar deal.
Headley who was acquired Headley from the talent laden Padres before Baseball’s deadline last season.
Following the trade to New York, he hit .262 with six home runs and 17 RBIs after hitting just .229 in 77 games with San Diego.
Many fans and writers wonder what The Yankees plan to do with Slime-Rod. They will bring him into camp and hope he
General manager Brian Cashman said at last month’s GM meetings that A-Rod will have to win a job. Translation…we don’t want him. There is no room for him.
“If I signed a Chase Headley, he would be the starting third baseman,” Cashman said then. “[Rodriguez] is going to compete for at-bats and for a position. Cashman mentioned DH or third, as possible positions. Maybe some time at first base. Ha ha ha ha ha!
Headley offers the Yankees some flexibility, because he can play first or third.
The soon to turn 40 Slime-rod, has not played a full season since 2007 because of the suspension, leg operations and operations on both hips, will be coming to spring training without a job. Slime-Rod will be paid through 2017 and is owed a minimum of $61 million, a number that could swell by another $30 million, in $6 million increments, every time he reaches a contractual home run milestone.
“That has nothing to do with devaluing Alex or disrespecting Alex or anything of that nature,” Cashman said at the GM meetings in November. “It’s just a fair assessment of the unknown. You can’t quantify the unknown right now until you get him out there on a consistent basis to see if he can actually remain on the field, stay healthy, be productive and be that middle-of-the-lineup threat and force that we’ve all come to see for years gone by.” Sure, Genius, sure!
Headley, who will turn 31 in May, was paid $10.525 million in 2014.
In eight seasons, Headley has hit .265 with 93 home runs and 418 RBIs.