Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The Cash Register 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: While Michael Pineda hasn't pitched this year, Montero hasn't stung the ball for Seattle either. In his last 10 games, he has just one RBI, courtesy of a solo home run. He's hitting .259 with eight homers and 28 RBIs on the year. His slugging percentage of .405 is worrisome.
• Seattle starter Hector Noesi: With each passing week, you can pencil in Noesi for another loss. While he pitched well against light-hitting San Diego on Sunday, giving up two earned runs over six, he fell to the Padres and dropped to 2-9 on the year. His 5.50 ERA is cringe-worthy considering his spacious home ball park.
• Arizona pitcher Ian Kennedy: Kennedy is pitching in the AL East again. In his last 10 starts, he's just 2-7 with a 4.96 ERA. In his last start against the Cubs, he didn't make it out of the fifth. As he's stumbled to a 5-7 record with a 4.42 ERA this year, last year's fantastic season looks distant.
• Detroit center fielder Austin Jackson: Jackson hasn't missed a beat since he has come back from the disabled list. He continues to post great numbers. He's batting .311 with a .398 on-base percentage. He's having the type of season that Yankees' fans thought he was capable of when he was traded before the 2010 season.
• Detroit reliever Phil Coke: Coke has been able to put together a nice stretch of innings. pitching to a 2.79 ERA over his last 10 games. He's now 1-3 with a 3.73 ERA on the season. It's interesting to think about how he would have factored into the Yankees bullpen the past few seasons had he not been traded.
• Miami reliever Mike Dunn: It's fair to knock Cashman for bringing back Javier Vazquez, but you can't knock him for sending away Dunn in that deal. Dunn has an 8.03 ERA in just 12 1/3 innings this season. He's regressed after posting solid numbers the past two seasons for Miami and Atlanta.
• Boston reliever Mark Melancon: His 13.50 ERA in June looks good compared to his early season struggles. Since Melancon has returned to Boston, he's given up just one run in six outings spanning six outings. He still has some work to get the ERA into single digits, but he's getting there. We think.
• Pittsburgh pitcher A.J. Burnett: A.J. for Cy Young? Well, maybe not. But it's hard to to knock what Burnett has done with the Pirates. He's won seven straight starts after besting Detroit this weekend and is now 8-2 with a 3.24 ERA. Give the Pirates some credit on this one: Burnett has been a key reason why they're contending in the NL Central.
• San Francisco reliever George Kontos: Kontos has pitched well since being called up. In four games spanning six innings, he's surrendered just one earned run. In that span, he's also struck out seven hitters. It seems that San Francisco seems to be where former Yankees go to have some success.
• Washington reliever Tyler Clippard: With the Subway Series behind us, who else remembers Clippard's debut against the Mets on
"Sunday Night Baseball?" Seems like a long time ago. Clippard continues to pitch well as the Nationals' closer. He has a 1. 95 ERA and has not allowed an earned run in his last 10 outings. Just like we all thought after seeing him against the Mets.
• 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.