A minor trade was just announced. It’ll have to tide us over until there are more major trades. The deal: the Athletics have sent utilityman Adam Rosales to the Arizona Diamondbacks for minor league RHP Jeferson Mejia.
Rosales, 34, has played second, third, short and multiple outfield positions this year. He’s hitting .234/.273/.346 in 223 plate appearances. He’s most famous for being the subject of multiple transactions which had him going back and forth between the A’s and the Rangers between 2013 and 2015. It’s shocking, in fact, to see him involved in a deal that does not involve Texas.
The A’s get Mejia, a 22 year-old reliever, currently in A-ball. He strikes out a lot of dudes. He walks a lot of dudes. Which is to say: pretty typical A-ball reliever.
MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch reports that ESPN broadcaster Aaron Boone interviewed for the Yankees’ manager job today. No word as to whether he hit a big home run.
Boone, an ESPN analyst, obviously has some history with the Yankees, but he has no coaching experience at any level. Joel Sherman of the New York Post wrote earlier this week of Boone that the Yankees “are intrigued if his charisma and passion can compensate for inexperience.” I’d say the answer to that question, whenever asked and in whatever context, is always “no,” but I suppose there’s a first time for everything.
So far the Yankees have interviewed Rob Thomson, Eric Wedge and Hensley Meulens. Yesterday Brian Cashman said there was no rush to fill the job, and that the Winter Meetings are not a deadline for the team in doing so.