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Saturday, December 08, 2007

Bronson Sardinha DFA'd

Andy Pettitte officially accepted arbitration. That means he must be added to the 40-man roster...which means someone had to be dropped. That someone was the pride of Hawai`i, infielder turned outfielder Bronson Sardinha.

Sardinha was the Yankees' first round draft pick in 2001. He was converted from 3B to outfield, probably because with A-Rod, Jeter, and Cano in front of him, he wasn't likely to make the big club as an infielder. The switch in positions seems to have affected his hitting. But the wave of outfielder injuries in 2006 gave him a chance to jump up to Triple-A (since the Clippers' outfielders had all been called up). Strangely, moving to AAA seemed to wake up his bat. Maybe he was just bored in AA.

However, the Yankees have more outfielders than they know what to do with, so Sardinha is expendable.

A-Rod and Mo still have not been officially added to the roster. That's at least two more players who have to be DFA'd soon.

posted by BubbaFan, 8:33 PM


Good God Almighty. This is getting cartoonish.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, December 08, 2007 9:35 PM  
Think Colt Brennan...
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, December 08, 2007 9:40 PM  
Sardinha may end up back in Scranton.

Colt Brennan was a distant third in the Heisman voting. I'm not really surprised; Hawai`i plays in a weak conference, and doesn't get much respect. And they have that run-and-shoot offense, which tends to make QBs look good.

Still, I think Brennan may get more of a chance than Timmy Chang did. After Tony Romo's success, I think a lot of teams will be looking outside the traditional football powerhouses.
commented by Blogger BubbaFan, December 08, 2007 10:11 PM  
Is there any way to cheat on the 40-man in the offseason by using the 60-day DL?
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, December 08, 2007 11:22 PM  
I'm not sure how that works.

However, I've noticed that teams usually activate everyone on the 60-day DL shortly after the season is over.
commented by Blogger BubbaFan, December 08, 2007 11:50 PM  
24 yrs. old, former 1st round pick, and already DFA'd. Cashman has to go -- he's ruining the Yankees.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, December 09, 2007 5:18 AM  

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