Nady’s New York numbers – Say that three times, fast! – with an OPS of .794 were much closer to his career levels than the wonderful numbers that his posted in Pittsburgh last season (before being traded).
Xavier should be a full-time member of the Yankees outfield in 2009 with results close to what he’s produced career-wise.
In a way, Nady is a Hank Bauer-type player. And, there’s nothing wrong with that. You can win a ring with a Bauer-type in your outfield…assuming you have other great pieces of the puzzle around him.