As my friend and fellow Yankee fan, Brad Schreiber, said on my Facebook wall today, “Nothing makes sense.” Brad, btw, is the co-author of a fascinating new book about Jimi Hendrix. If you’re a music fan, check it out.
Today the Yankees traded for a kid named Justin Maxwell – an outfielder and once-prized prospect who struggled with the Nationals.
He was hurt and is now coming off Tommy John surgery and would, presumably, be a backup OF-er along with Andruw Jones (if the Yankees ever get around to officially announcing his signing). But don’t we already have guys like Greg Golson and Colin Curtis who could serve the same purpose? I mean, if you don’t make it as an outfielder with the Nationals, why would you suddenly become Bernie Williams?
I know, I know. Cashman has some sort of Plan. He’s stockpiling players so he can make a big trade for a starting pitcher down the road. We’ll see. For right now, however, I remain mystified.