Torre fave Miguel Cairo has signed on (for $750k) as the Yankee reserve infielder. That noise you hear is sabermetrically inclined Bomber fans banging their heads against a wall.
probably nobody else better available once loretta was gone…miggy’s cheap, relatively, and has done a serviceable job for the yanks in the backup/utility role…
If he’s not doing a good job, the yanks can just let another minor leaguer try it out.
It’s not like they’re paying him millions.
Anyone who doesn’t want a Miguel Cairo on their roster doesn’t know their fantasy league flow chart from their elbow.
The guy’s a sure-handed gamer who can fill in short term at any position, always makes contact, never fails to get a bunt down when asked, will steal a bag now and again and always has a smile on his puss.
He’s also one of the only guys who didn’t crap his pants during the ’04 ALCS meltdown, and you can bet your ass that in the eighth inning of Game 5 if it had been him at the dish and A-Fraud at third instead of the other way around, the curse would be alive and well.
So you’re saying, RH, that you’d rather have Cairo on your team than A-Rod.
I agree with dc and Andrew. It’s not big money (in Baseball terms) and he can back up the entire infield if needed.
“The guy’s a sure-handed gamer who can fill in short term at any position, always makes contact, never fails to get a bunt down when asked, will steal a bag now and again and always has a smile on his puss.”
i highly agree with this. Cairo always seemed to keep his chin up and volunteer for duty in almost every situation. Came up many times in bunt situations and did his job. A valuable player in the organization, willing to back everyone up without complaint.
Meh. That’s my reaction. It’s not terrible, it’s not particularly good. I kinda like Cairo. That’s about it.
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