Positions: Third Baseman, Second Baseman and First Baseman
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 205 lb.
Born: July 7, 1987 in Valencia, Carabobo, Venezuela Age 28
January 14, 2014: Signed as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees.
July 22, 2014: Traded by the New York Yankees with Rafael De Paula (minors) to the San Diego Padres for Chase Headley and cash.
|2015||27||San Diego Padres||$516,400||1.000||contracts|
|2016||28||San Diego Padres||$525,500||2.000|
|2016 Status||Signed thru 2016, Earliest Arb Eligible: 2017, Earliest Free Agent: 2020|
|Career to date (may be incomplete)||$516,400||Does not include future salaries ($0)|
|2015||31||New York Yankees||$13,000,000||6.123||contracts|
|2016||32||New York Yankees||$13,000,000||7.123|
|2017||33||New York Yankees||$13,000,000|
|2018||34||New York Yankees||$13,000,000|
|Earliest Free Agent: 2019|
Solarte with San Diego: 112
2016 in 163 PA: 136
Headley with Yankees: 93
2016 in 272 PA: 79
The Yankees have played half their games and just lost 2 of 3 to lowly San Diego. The Yankees are 40-41 but their Pythagorean W-L: 37-44 suggests that they are worse.
Multiple posts have been written about Solarte being traded for Headley with the pay disparity being about 25 to 1. AND Solarte hitting better than Headley since the trade.
AND Yankee general manager Brian Cashman failing to trade for Josh Donaldson in the 2014-2015 off season but then after Donaldson was traded by Oakland to Toronto 11/28/14, Cashman signing Headley 12/15/14 to his current four year contract. Donaldson then was voted MVP with Toronto in 2015. Oh, and Toronto beat out the Yankees for first place in 2015.
And yet this modest blog is the only place where Cashman has been held accountable for this particular series off related mistakes.
For the umpteenth time I call upon the Steinbrenner Kids, who unfortunately own the New York Yankees, to fire Brian Cashman and completely change their management and policies. Or simply sell the team and let the new owner do all that.