Reports suggest that the Yankees have acquired Xavier Nady and Damaso Marte from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for Jose Tabata, Ross Ohlendorf, Phil Coke and George Kontos.
Two weeks ago, I suggested that the Yankees should consider offering Ian Kennedy and Melky Cabrera in exchange for Xavier Nady and Damaso Marte. So, was the actual deal, as reported, better than the one that I suggested?
George Kontos has promise – as does Phil Coke. But, they’re still far from being stamped as blue-chip prospects. Jose Tabata is a blue-chipper, according to some. But, he is troubled – with a bad attitude. Ross Ohlendorf, for the Yankees, was expendable.
At first blush, I like this deal for the Yankees. What do you think?