Monday, July 31, 2006

Padres get Walker

CBS Sports Line reports the deal.

Now, I don't want to go sounding like the overzealous Yankees fan who wants to snatch up everyone on the market. However, adding Walker wouldn't have been a terrible move on the Yankees part. Consider:

1) He'd be a much better fill-in at second while Cano tends to his hamstring
2) He'd be a much better fit at the first-base slot than Andy Phillips.

Phillips has more power, but no discipline. Walker may not rake, but he'll hit a dozen homers (probably six more this year), is adequate with the glove, and much to my delight has walked 11 more times than he's struck out this season.

It's not the deal that got away, but it was a potential improvement.