The New York Yankees have announced they’ve dealt Jeff Marquez, Jhonny Nunez and Wilson Betemit in exchange for Nick Swisher and Kaneoka Texeira.
It made sense to acquire Swisher, as the Yankees had no internal options ready to play first base on a full-time basis in 2009.
However, I didn’t see the point in including either Nunez or Texeira. I hate to see them give up Nunez, who I felt had the potential to become the Yankees closer one day, and I knew that the Yankees organization was very, very excited to have him on board.
What do you guys think of the trade?
Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com