"The Yankees have
inquired about the availability of Mike Cameron and the Brewers are
weighing whether to deal the center fielder.
Brewers officialsEarlier this week the Brewers picked up the $10
have been asking around about Melky Cabrera, trying to determine why he
struggled in 2008. The Yankees are willing to deal Cabrera and pitching
to land Cameron.
million 2009 option on Cameron. Nevertheless, Milwaukee believes its
lineup is too right-handed plus it needs pitching. Cabrera's numbers as
a lefty were not great (.267 with a .361 slugging percentage), but were
far better than his stats as a righty.
Melky Cabrera 2008: .249/.301/.341 OPS+ 68Wow. But hey, he only struck out 58 times, so he is a massive upgrade over Cameron.