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Yankees agree to deal with Eric Chavez

Posted on: February 21, 2012 8:27 pm
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Eric ChavezBy C. Trent Rosecrans

In a move that's far from a surprise, the Yankees have signed Eric Chavez to a one-year, $900,000 major-league deal plus incentives, CBSSports.com insider Jon Heyman reports.

Chavez, 34, hit .263/.320/.356 with two homers in 58 games and 175 plate appearances for the Yankees last season, serving mostly as a fill-in for Alex Rodriguez. He also played first base and DH.

On Tuesday, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he expected Chavez back with the team.

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Since: Feb 23, 2012
Posted on: February 23, 2012 7:42 am
 

Yankees agree to deal with Eric Chavez

I see Chavez playing 3rd base more and A-Rod DH'ng more. Good move by the Yankees for signing Chavez.




Since: Sep 19, 2011
Posted on: February 22, 2012 3:07 pm
 

Yankees agree to deal with Eric Chavez

This guy can still hit and plays an outstanding 3B.  And he is still only 34 years of age.  Chavez for $900k has to be the biggest steal in MLB, even if injury prone.   
I love this signing for I think Chavez could be a big help to the yankees, I would like to see him play a few more game  this season.



Since: Jan 26, 2011
Posted on: February 22, 2012 2:52 pm
 

Yankees agree to deal with Eric Chavez

I liked the move the Yankees made signing Raul Ibanez to a deal because the guy can hit and get hits late in games. He's got some age on him, but coming to the Yankees means he doesn't have to play in the field in order to do his damage. I really like trhe signing and think it could pay off for the Yankees sometime in October.



Since: Jul 9, 2009
Posted on: February 22, 2012 2:02 pm
 

Yankees agree to deal with Eric Chavez

Ibanez may still have something left at the plate, especially if he doesn't have to play in the field.  He won a number of games for the Phillies last year with late home runs--I attended one.  As a Phillies Phan I'm sorry to lose him, although there was probably no place on our roster for him this coming season.  And he's a solid guy, good to have in the clubhouse, from what I understand.  Good luck, Ra-u-u-u-l !



Since: Jan 14, 2010
Posted on: February 22, 2012 12:33 pm
 

Yankees agree to deal with Eric Chavez

I agree. I am not a big fan of the Ibanez signing either.

he is 40 years old, and had a down year last year. I think there were better DH options available.

That being said, Ibanez is a lefty, and lefties thrive at yankee stadium. And aside from last year, he has aged well, and been productive even into his late 30's.

So it remains to be seen, but he was cheap, so its low risk high reward



Since: Oct 27, 2009
Posted on: February 22, 2012 12:01 pm
 

Yankees agree to deal with Eric Chavez

Love this move, hated the Ibanez signing. Chavez plays a great 3b and that is what we would really need him for; if ARod misses some time. Chavez still hits line drives and has injury last year was a foot injury, not his back or shoulder, and being that he's only 34, I believe he will be in his best baseball shape in many a year. I would much rather have had Chavez as the left handed side of the DH platoon than Ibanez. A.Jones hits lefties very well so we should be fine there....and its not like the Yankees need a ton of offense from that spot. As long as the SP comes through, the Yankees shoul dmake the playoffs.



Since: Jan 14, 2010
Posted on: February 22, 2012 11:23 am
 

Yankees agree to deal with Eric Chavez

Do you even know what you are talking about he has hit 5 H.RS the last 4 years and played 130 games.So if he cant stay healthy how can he be outstanding?

Chavez's value is not in his power numbers. He is an excellent defensive Third Baseman, and is a guy who can spell A-Rod, and play well. Yes, he is injury prone, but the yankees have players like Bill hall, Eduardo Nunez, and others who can fill in if needed.

Chavez was a very good and underrated signing for NY



Since: Sep 20, 2009
Posted on: February 22, 2012 11:06 am
 

Yankees agree to deal with Eric Chavez

Really happy to see Chavez back in pinstripes.  Never under-estimate the importance of a good bench.  Ibanez, Nunez, Jones and now Chavez give the Yanks four valuable role players.  This, along with their bullpen, is what made them into a dynasty in the late 90's.


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Since: Feb 11, 2012
Posted on: February 22, 2012 10:20 am
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Since: Apr 20, 2009
Posted on: February 22, 2012 10:10 am
 

Yankees agree to deal with Eric Chavez

This guy can still hit and plays an outstanding 3B.  And he is still only 34 years of age.  Chavez for $900k has to be the biggest steal in MLB, even if injury prone.   


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