Today's NY Post reports (or should I have put that in quotes?) that the Yankees are after 25-year-old breaking-out Atlanta uber-infield back-up Wilson Betemit and offered RHP Scott Proctor.
Am I an idiot or does this seem to be an utterly stupid move based on the Braves needs - money and a quality hitter to fill-in for the oft-injured Chipper Jones and Marcus Giles? The Braves are 5.5 games back in the wildcard. Dealing a 21-year-old low A catcher for a proven closer is a lot different than dealing an emerging major leaguer for a 29-year-old enjoying his first statistically-successful major league season.
Or do the Yankees really need a player to sit everyday while ARod, Jeter and Cano play everyday? Do they need to deplete the bullpen for that type of player?
Also included to the article is a report of what the people in the Yankee clubhouse believe was offered for Bobby Abreu:
Am I the only one who read that and thought that owner in every fantasy league who makes offers that cause you to think their intellectual ability has not progressed past the K-A-T stage?