All Things Bubba

Because how can you not love a baseball player named "Bubba"?

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Winds of Change

July 30, 2006: N.Y. Yankees 4, Tampa Bay 2

A solid day in the office for Moose. The Yanks seemed unaffected by yesterday's drubbing, bouncing back nicely to take the series.

The game was completely overshadowed by the news that the Yanks had acquired Bobby Abreu and Cory Lidle from the Phillies, in exchange for Matt Smith and three other minor leaguers. As a Yankee fan, I had to be happy about the trade. It was highway robbery.

But as a Bubba fan, my feelings were decidedly mixed. With Abreu joining the team, the Yanks must cut an outfielder. The Yanks declined to say what the move would be. They don't play until Tuesday, so they have time to decide.

In all likelihood, it will be either Bubba or Guiel. I'm hoping it's Guiel. He still has options left, so he could be sent to Columbus without passing through waivers. It would be only for a few weeks, until the rosters expand September 1. And with Abreu as our full-time RFer, we'll probably need Bubba's defense more than Guiel's bat.

But who knows what the Yankees will do? Bubba is out of options, so he can't be sent to Columbus without passing through waivers. And I'm not sure he would pass through waivers without another team claiming him.

Bubba entered the game as a LIDR for Guiel in the ninth inning. I couldn't help wondering if that was the last time I'd see Bubba in pinstripes.

posted by BubbaFan, 11:34 PM


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