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The NY Yankees Triple-A affiliate, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, announced this week that they will be auctioning off game-worn jerseys from the 2009 season on Ebay. Jerseys to be auctioned include those worn by Phil Hughes, Alfredo Aceves, Edwar Ramirez, Francisco Cervelli, Brett Gardner and Ramiro Pena – all players who won rings with the big league World Series Champions.
The jerseys can be found here. It appears as if the club is adding more daily. Right now, the top bid is $202.50 for a worn Cody Ransom jersey. That auction is scheduled to end around 12:30 Monday morning while the other auctions end between Sunday and Thursday and the team has indicated that there are more to come over the next few months.
Interested fans can also email Mike Cummings at firstname.lastname@example.org to get pricing information on purchasing jerseys outright.
This has got to be a hilarious situation. A furious Yankee fan, angry at the transactions the team has made during this offseason finally had his limits when the Yankees did not sign Johnny Damon and instead got Randy Winn. This was the final straw for this fan.
Big League Stew has the story here!
Via Jon Heyman, Brian Cashman offered a one-year, $6M contract to Johnny Damon last week, however he never received a response. The deal would have included a $3M salary in 2010 with another $3M deferred without interest, and came with the promise that Hal Steinbrenner was going to sign off on it. Cashman simply never heard back from Damon and his camp, so they moved on to Randy Winn.
Heyman is a pretty solid writer who has good sources, so I’m willing to bet that either Damon thinks he’s going to get a better deal elsewhere or he has a stupid agent. This is looking more and more like Bobby Abreu last year.
ESPN’s Buster Olney is reporting that sources are indicating that the Yankees have signed free agent outfielder Randy Winn, effectively ruling out any chance of a Johnny Damon return.
Winn has reportedly signed a 1 year, $2 Million contract and it seems that the Yankees have made an extremely good signing. Although he only hit .262 with 51 RBI and a .318 OBP in 2009, Winn is a career .286 hitter with a .344 OBP. In 2007 and 2008, he hit .306 and .300 respectively.
At a paltry $2 Million, he’s a STEAL. If he sucks, who cares? If he repeats ’07 or ’08 numbers the Yankees make out big time. In 2009, Winn made over $9 Million as a member of the San Francisco Giants.
RIP Johnny Damon in pinstripes.
The Yankees announced Tuesday that they have traded for Texas Rangers minor league outfielder Greg Golson, who batted .258 and 40 RBI in 123 games for Triple-A Oklahoma City. Despite his low offensive numbers, Golson is considered to be a great athlete with speed and a great outfield arm.
Although it is unclear at this time what the Yankees’ plans for Golson are, but he was added to the team’s 40-man roster on Tuesday. I would assume he will be given a chance to play for the big league team to add speed and defense off the bench.