The Cash Register

July, 10, 2012
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The Cash Register is a regular feature in which we chart how former Yankees who were traded away are faring this season.

• Seattle catcher Jesus Montero: Are you starting to feel a little bit better about trading away Montero, Yankees fans? At the break, he's hitting .245 with eight homers and 28 RBIs. He has not been that middle-of-the-lineup bat Seattle though it was getting in the trade. Of course, he is playing, which is more than can be said for Pineda.

• Seattle starter Hector Noesi: Seattle finally had enough and demoted Noesi to the minors. He's 2-11 with a 5.77 ERA and has not won a game in more than two months. While Yankees fan surely will talk about trading away Montero, the inclusion of Noesi is looking like it might be a footnote in the future.

• Arizona pitcher Ian Kennedy: It'd be safe to call Kennedy's first half a struggle. He's 6-7 through 17 starts with a 4.26 ERA. After allowing 36 fewer hits than innings pitched last year, he's already yielded almost 13 more hits than innings this year. That's more like the Kennedy who pitched for the Yankees.

• Detroit center fielder Austin Jackson: Jackson is well on his way to having the best year of his career. You could make the case he should have been an All-Star, as he's hitting .332 with nine homers and 38 RBIs. With eight more RBIs, he'll set a career-high. His on-base percentage is a career-best .408.

• Detroit reliever Phil Coke: Coke is on his way to posting the lowest ERA of his career. He's 1-3 with a 3.16 ERA through 37 games. He's still giving up plenty of hits, but they're not hurting him. Surrendering just one home run has been a key for him as well.

• Miami reliever Mike Dunn: Dunn finished the first half strong as he only allowed a run in one of his final 10 outings. He's lowered his ERA to 5.23. While he's allowed just 19 hits in 20 2/3 innings, the 12 walks are a major problem.

• Boston reliever Mark Melancon:Another slow starter, Melancon too gave up just one run in his final 10 outings. Against the Yankees last weekend, he threw 3.2 scoreless innings. He enters the break 0-2 with a 7.04 ERA. It doesn't seem that long ago we were writing about him having an ERA in the 40s.

• Pittsburgh pitcher A.J. Burnett: After failing to win more than 13 games in any of his seasons in New York, Burnett has 10 at the break to complement his 3.68 ERA. That's not a mistake. Burnett is thriving in the NL, helping the Pirates to first place, and just might be pitching himself into Cy Young consideration.

• San Francisco reliever George Kontos: Kontos continues to be a viable arm out of the Giants' pen. He has a 2.57 ERA spanning 14 innings. He's struck out 16 in those innings and only walked two. He's been victimized by a home run just one this year.

• Washington reliever Tyler Clippard: Clippard gave up the winning run in the Nationals' final game before the break, but he's still pitched great this year. He's 2-3 with a 1.93 ERA and has converted his last 14 saves since taking over as the closer. He's the lone reliever in this list the Yankees probably wish they still had.

The trades

• Montero/Noesi for Michael Pineda/Jose Campos

• Kennedy/Coke/Jackson for Curtis Granderson

Melky Cabrera/Dunn/Vizcaino for Javier Vazquez/Boone Logan

• Melancon/Jimmy Paredes for Lance Berkman

• Kontos for Chris Stewart

• Burnett for Diego Moreno and Exicardo Cayones

• Clippard for Jonathan Albaladejo

Editor's note: Melky Cabrera is not included since he's playing for his third team since the trade. Every player on this list is on the team the Yankees traded him to or on his second team.

Matt Ehalt

ESPN New York contributor

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Jacoby Ellsbury
BA HR RBI R
.338 0 6 10
OTHER LEADERS
HRC. Beltran 4
RBIC. Beltran 11
RA. Soriano 11
OPSY. Solarte .906
WC. Sabathia 2
ERAM. Tanaka 2.05
SOM. Tanaka 28

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