It is déjà vu all over again, as the New York Yankees have reverted back to dumpster diving in hopes that one of these cast-offs will resurge in the pinstripes.
Brian Roberts and Yankees have agreement for 1-year deal worth around $2 million plus incentives, sources tell @Ken_Rosenthal and me.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) December 17, 2013
Roberts was on track to be an Oriole-lifer, as he had spent all of his 13-years in Baltimore until now.
No doubt Roberts was one of the best second baseman in the game thorough the 2009 season, but that guy is long, long gone.
Over the last four seasons Roberts only appeared in 192 games, which averages about 48 per season, due to suffering from an incessant number of injuries.
The Baltimore Sun summed up Roberts’s troubles as, “being sidelined by multiple concussions, back and hip injuries and a hamstring injury he suffered in the third game of this past season that required surgery as well.”
I mean this guy makes Eric Chavez look like the poster boy for healthy.
Have the Yankees not learned anything from last season, or does Hal Steinbrenner really this cheap and careless?
Signing high-risk players like Roberts is not a bad move, as long as it is not viewed as an actual solution.
Counting on washed-up, injury riddled veterans to be anything more than off the bench guys, like Raul Ibanez and Eric Chavez were in 2011, is pure stupidity.
The Yankees missed the playoffs last season due to this, so playing in October must not rank very high on their priority list.
Mistakes, obviously, show people what needs improving.
And without mistakes, how would anyone know what doesn’t work?
I thought last season was the mistake that the Yankees would not make again.
But to capitalize on it makes me feel betrayed.
OTHER BREAKING YANKEES NEWS:
Replaces Logan RT @JackCurryYES: Yankees have signed lefty reliever Matt Thornton to a 2-year deal. He will make $3.5 million each season.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 17, 2013
Another day when the Yankees pick up Red Sox’s rejects, but considering the messy state of the bullpen it is better than no lefty. Still, adding another 37-year old to this roster of senior citizens is getting awfully disturbing.