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  1. The Yankees should look at Cust as a DH option. Big left handed power bat should fit in quite nicely with their stadium. Probably be pretty cheap as well.

    Comment by Steve C — December 16, 2009 @ 11:36 am

  2. Cust and Swisher on the same team. I know some Yankees fans whose heads would explode. THE STRIKEOUTS! AHHHH!

    Comment by Rob in CT — December 16, 2009 @ 2:24 pm

  3. I’d love to have Cust on the Yankees. I know his skill set doesn’t age well but he isn’t exactly a 35 year old and three years does not a trend make. He would be cheap and has a decent enough chance to produce as well as Damon or Matsui would have at DH especially in that stadium. The biggest downside I see are his platoon splits. Granderson is already one liability against LHP, Cust would just be another one. Then again, 75% of your at bats are usually going to be against RHP so it’s not the worst thing ever.

    Comment by Rod — December 16, 2009 @ 4:04 pm

  4. jack, can you point me to the studies you know of that examine “old player skills” and how that skill set ages? I would very much like to read those and learn a bit more about it.

    Comment by Nathaniel Dawson — December 16, 2009 @ 4:31 pm

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