January 27, 2010

Is Randy Winn the outfield solution?

The Yankees came to terms with Randy Winn today, a 35-year-old outfielder who hit .262/.318/.353 for the Giants last year. He got close to the $2 million the Yankees had left in their budget, so the signing pretty much closes the book on re-signing Johnny Damon.

The good news: Finally, the cries for Damon will quiet and I won't have to keep posting about him.

The bad news: I don't think Winn was the right guy to spend the last bit of dough on.

Winn is just a guy to challenge Brett Gardner for his spot in left field. He's not the future. The only positives are he might make Gardner work a little harder to keep his job and he can play all three outfield spots fairly well. I highly doubt he'll be an Opening Day starter. I'll have more on Winn as soon as we hear more from the club.

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