MLB.com is reporting some disappointing news: That a deal between the Yankees and Brewers to swap outfielders Melky Cabrera and Mike Cameron is possible by the end of the day Friday. Apparently the financial hurdles we reported on yesterday have been cleared easily – So easily that Brewers GM Doug Melvin and Yanks GM Brian Cashman hammered it out while Cashman was going through the security checkpoint at McCarran Airport in Las Vegas.
Talks began about six weeks ago and continued this week at the Winter Meetings. The sticking point as early as yesterday was the Yankees not wanting to pay all of Cameron’s $10 Million salary next season. Apparently the Brewers have agreed to pay a portion of the salary since Melvin told mlb.com its “not a problem now.” MLB.com is reporting that there is also the possibility that the deal might include other players.
I don’t think I am the only one saying to the Yankees: Don’t do it. Don’t do it.