ESPN’s Jayson Stark believes the Yankees will acquire Bobby Abreu and Cory Lidle from the Phillies for 2005 first-round pick C.J. Henry and right-hander Steven White.
I have no beef with giving up Steven White. He’s already 25-years-old and has had issues throwing strikes in the minors the last two seasons. At best, he’s a back-end of the rotation guy someday. At worst, he never gets out of Triple-A.
C.J. Henry? He’s toolsy – but, he has some holes in his game. And, at best, he’s three years away from being able to help a big league team. A lot can happen in three years.
I see this deal as White for Lidle and Henry for Abreu. That’s about right. I don’t think the Yankees got taken to school on this one.