There’s a story going around that Hillenbrand is high on the Yankees shopping list this winter because “he bats right-handed and plays first base.”
I was not high on Shea when he was available this summer. And, I’m still not. His lifetime OWP is below five-hundred. He’s a supreme hacker who never takes a walk.
Basically, he’s a Scott Spiezio or Jose Valentin type hitter who some Yankees fans like because he once hit a homer off Mariano Rivera in 2002.
Signing him would be as stupid as it was for the Yankees to sign Todd Zeile back in December of 2002.
There’s a reason why Hillenbrand has been on four teams in four years. He’s a loser. Pass.