The Yankees Want Werth

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According to Mike Silva's NY Baseball Digest (worthwhile reading when you put aside the rooting interest), one Yankees source said this about Werth and the Yankees:

"They’ve been coveting him for more than two years now, just like they
have with Cliffy (Cliff Lee), and feel that he would be the perfect fit
in right field.  I know a lot of people have been talking about Crawford
for next year, but I’m telling you now, if Werth is a free agent next
off-season, Brian (Cashman) will make him a priority."

None of this is exactly shocking, but Werth and Lee?  Boy, would that rip our hearts out and stomp on them too…

The Phillies need to keep Werth, it's that simple.  He is the lone right-handed power threat in the lineup, and since Raul's career looks like it's winding down, Jayson becomes that much more important in the outfield.

The Phillies traded Lee this off-season to recoup salary and re-stock the farm system after they emptied it for Halladay.  That was the type of move a team like the Yankees would never do in a year where they could win the World Series.  And now, the re-stocking effort is backfiring.  The Phils just sent the Phillippe Aumont, the key cog in the deal, down to Single – A.  He was 1-6 with a 7.43 ERA this season in Reading.

If you want to talk the talk, you have to walk the walk.  The Phillies already mis-stepped once by letting Lee go, they can't do the same with Werth.

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7 Responses

  1. can’t wait to see the bullshit ruben spews when they both go to the yankees and win them a world series.

  2. The odd thing is that the Phillies didnt even shop Lee around. Anyway, back to
    the Yankees getting Werth. They can have Werth. It seems like once you give these hitters the money they want, they have maybe one good year, then suck. Look at Texaira. He hasnt been “as advertised” this year. Plus, Werth is gonna cost way too much. I believe there is one trade that could be good for the Phillies, even though it involves Jayson Werth. I think they should trade Werth and a prospect for Carlos Lee and Roy Oswalt. I have to look into it, but I believe Lee has a couple years left on his contract, and yes, he does suck right now. Or should I say, he just hasnt been Carlos Lee. But a change of scenary would be good for him, and I think he would put up decent numbers playing Right for the Phillies. Also, over those next couple of years, you would be paying a lower amount of money to him than to Jayson. He wouldnt be a long-term investment. So, in a few years time, we can look for his replacement. As for Roy Oswalt, he is a big upgrade to the rotation. Imagine Halladay, Hamels, Oswalt, Happ, Blanton. That looks pretty good to me. I think this move could work. We add a pitcher and Werth’s replacement, while we free up a ton of salary for Houston. With that salary freed up, you can bet Wade will invest it in Werth. With Werth signed in Houston, it would ensure he isnt on a contender, like the Red Soxs or Yankees.

  3. The odd thing is that the Phillies didnt even shop Lee around. Anyway, back to
    the Yankees getting Werth. They can have Werth. It seems like once you give these hitters the money they want, they have maybe one good year, then suck. Look at Texaira. He hasnt been “as advertised” this year. Plus, Werth is gonna cost way too much. I believe there is one trade that could be good for the Phillies, even though it involves Jayson Werth. I think they should trade Werth and a prospect for Carlos Lee and Roy Oswalt. I have to look into it, but I believe Lee has a couple years left on his contract, and yes, he does suck right now. Or should I say, he just hasnt been Carlos Lee. But a change of scenary would be good for him, and I think he would put up decent numbers playing Right for the Phillies. Also, over those next couple of years, you would be paying a lower amount of money to him than to Jayson. He wouldnt be a long-term investment. So, in a few years time, we can look for his replacement. As for Roy Oswalt, he is a big upgrade to the rotation. Imagine Halladay, Hamels, Oswalt, Happ, Blanton. That looks pretty good to me. I think this move could work. We add a pitcher and Werth’s replacement, while we free up a ton of salary for Houston. With that salary freed up, you can bet Wade will invest it in Werth. With Werth signed in Houston, it would ensure he isnt on a contender, like the Red Soxs or Yankees.

  4. No way, we can’t afford to give him up. Who’s going to replace him? Honestly.. we’re going to be screwed in the outfield without him and we need a right-hander. If you think our offensive woes recently are bad, wait until we just throw away the only right-handed bat. Teams will be all over us. Werth wants to be here, at least he says he does, and hopefully the Phillies will make him a priority, rather than the Evil Empire. Agree completely on the fact that its going to be a stomp on the heart if they get Lee AND Werth.

  5. I have no idea why my previous comment posted twice. Probably because I used my phone and wasn’t signed in online. Anyway, one thing is for sure: We have to do SOMETHING to make sure Werth doesn’t go to a contender.

  6. We need to keep Werth in Philly. Simple as that! It will definitely stomp on our hearts. Losing Lee, not matter how much better the deal was, still hurts like hell. Losing Werth, especially to the Yankees designer team, will kill the collective hearts of all true Phillies fans. These men don’t just add talent to the team. They add heart. Don’t let Werth slip from our fingers, Ruben!

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