From the Herald, on the Yankees CF search:
“It doesn’t have to be a big name. It could be a smaller name,” Cashman said regarding his search.
Hmmmm? Joey Gathright? Nook Logan? They both should be available for something that their team needs. In fact, I would not be shocked if you told me that they would be available for a prospect. Would the Yankees trade Eric Duncan for one of them?
Gathright will be 25 next season and Logan will be 26. So, this would not be one of those cases of trading the future for a Geezer. Even if the Yankees got a blue-chip CF for 2007, either one of these guys could be an excellent role player for years to come.
And, with the life left on both A-Rod’s deal and Giambi’s contract, when is Duncan ever going to get a chance in New York?
Interestingly, both Gathright and Logan were born in Mississippi. (Joey in Hattiesburg and Nook – whose given name is “Exavier Prente Logan” – in Natchez.)
Last time the Yankees had a CF from Mississippi was 1963 – when another speedster Jack Reed helped out the team.
Back to Gathright and Logan, I think either one would be a decent addition to the team – and they do fit the profile of the “smaller name” that Cashman hints towards.