In their pursuit of a centerfielder, the Yankees have been all over the map, checking out high-end items such as Damon and lower-end trade possibilities like the Tigers’ Craig Monroe. But Torre’s call to Giles, whose strength is offense, seemingly indicates the Yankees’ sincere interest in him, even with Matsui in the fold.
Craig Monroe is a somewhat decent stick – but, he’s not a pure CF. I have to question is range in that spot. Plus, the guy stole a $30 belt from a department store in Florida last year. This tells me that he is completely dead from the neck up.