Finally, the New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman resigned ex-Athletics hottie Eric Chavez.
E. Chavez as an Oakland A Image via Wikipedia
It is mind-boggling that this took so long, especially after reading a mid-January post on MLB Trade Rumors that there were a number of teams interested in him.
This was not surprising because when Chavez is healthy he is as solid a player as anyone.
From 2001-2006, Chavez was a baseball superstar, winning six straight Gold Gloves at third base, as well as knocking in a least 22+ homers and four times he smacked in 100+ RBIs to boot.
Unfortunately, staying healthy has plagued Chavez over his career, and after calling Oakland home for all his 13-years in the big leagues, the A’s had no choice but to release him following 2010 season.
Not knowing if his surgically repaired back would hold up, Chavez agreed to a minor league deal with New York for the 2011 season.
Tragically, Chavez’s injury woes wound up following him to the Bronx as on May 5th he hurt...