Originally written on IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught  |  Last updated 3/15/13
Supposedly, Ryan's Rangers and the Yankees have launched an elaborate mating dance that could lead to the trade of Joba Chamberlain - the most beloved and debated Yankee in the George A.D. era. We can't say if this is good, because in any trade, it all depends on what you get.Both the Axisans and the Gammonites tend to look at Brian Cashman's trade record through the prism of what's happened lately. So be it. Lately, I see a Buffalo Bills first-round draft pick streak of deals, including the AJ Burnett giveaway and the Iraq War of Yankee trades - Jesus Montero for Venus de Milo - which I think will haunt me for the rest of my life. (Yeah, I'm old.)  But Cash also traded a handful of magic beans for Ichiro, so - hey - you never know.We can also try to assess Joba, the player, rather than Joba the Yankee hope and man-child. It's not easy, because in his first incarnation, Joba he seemed the re-embodiment of Babe Ruth, or at least David Wells. His dad sat in the wheelchair, his mom sat...
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