FIFTY THOUSAND MOONS
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Here's a trade to remember: In 2010, the Yankees gave Mark Melancon and Jimmy Paredes to Houston for two months of Lance Berkman
Posted by el duque at 6:59 PM
Paredes, 26, batted .275 with 10 HRs for Baltimore, playing four positions (including second base.)
Berkman in 2010 batted .255 for the Yankees. Over 37 games, he hit one HR and drove in 9 runs. He couldn't play first base because he was too fat to bend over and field grounders.
We let him go that winter. The following year in St. Louis, he was nearly the MVP.
Berkman now is making a big name for himself around the Houston area by campaigning to keep transgender people from using public rest rooms. I guess he wants them to hold it until they get home.
Listen: I know there are countless complications in baseball deals. But if the Yankees had never made a trade - never did anything - their 2015 bullpen would have been Melancon, Dellin Betances, David Robertson, Tyler Clippard, Adam Warren and David Phelps. Wow.
Sorry for being negative. You Yankee fans out there who are still positive... how do you do it?