Yanks Steal Cash, Nats Snatch Gustavos

The Yankees have taken Cash directly from the Red Sox — Kevin Cash, that is. Fitting? Ironic? You make the call. In any case, yes, it’s true, the Yanks have signed backup catcher Kevin Cash.

Speaking of swiping backup backstops, the Washington Nationals signed Gustavo Molina — formerly of the New York Mets. Wait till they find out — as the Mets did — that Gustavo is NOT one of the “Molina catching brothers”, despite being named Molina, and despite being a catcher.

Further intriguing, the Nats also signed pitcher Gustavo Chacin. They now lead all of MLB in Gustavos. Meantime, the Mets no longer lead the league in Reyeses … Argenis has been released and Al is expected to sign elsewhere.

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  1. Micalpalyn December 24, 2008 at 8:45 am
    It is too soon to make these determinations.

    a. That Cash is not significant.
    b. The curse of the Molina’s is restricted to the brothers Molina.
    c. There are several other Reyes, hopefully Dennys is being tracked.

  2. joe December 24, 2008 at 8:48 am
    LOL !

    Well it’s not surprising the Yanks went for Cash and not Bonds in such a volatile market …