Kat O'Brien at Newsday talked with Doug Melvin, who is the GM of the Brewers, and from what he said it sounds like the Mike Cameron-Melky Cabrera talks are dead. This might mean the Yankees are preoccupied with other offensive upgrades like Manny and Tex. Or maybe they are going to wait and see if there is a better option for them to acquire for center field. We've discussed the many center field trade possibilities here, here, and here. We've talked about Rick Ankiel, Ryan Spilborghs, and Delmon Young multiple times. I could see a stopgap Jim Edmonds 1 year deal if there's no one available in January or February. I'm not terribly opposed to trusting Melky and Gardner to duke it out for center, but if that's the case, then the Yanks should upgrade offensively to some extent in other areas. That could mean dealing Johnny Damon, Xavier Nady, or Hideki Matsui(although Matsui doesn't have a ton of trade value right now) in order to free up space for an Adam Dunn signing. Put your centerfield choices and what you think they'd cost ($ or players in a trade) in the comments.
Posted by Kevin S. at 8:23 PM