Baseball Yankees Deal for M’s Ackley by Staff Post July 30, 2015 The New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners have reached a deal that will send Dustin Ackley to the Bronx in exchange for minor leaguers Ramon Flores and Jose Ramirez, according to Jack Curry of the YES Network. httpss://twitter.com/JackCurryYES/status/626852460297089024 The deal is a low-cost move for the Yankees, as Flores has shown he is nothing more than a fourth outfielder in the majors while Ramirez has failed to live up to the expectations that once made him one of the organization’s more talented prospects. Speaking of talented prospects, Ackley was once one himself, but has struggled mightily since leaving Chapel Hill for Seattle. A promising product out of UNC, the 27-year-old is a career .243 hitter, though he would probably kill to have numbers that good this year. With 85 games under his belt, he is hitting .215/.270/.366 with six homers and 19 RBI. By comparison, Stephen Drew – the man he could replace/take time away from – has a .192/.265/.380 slash line, 13 dingers and 28 RBI this year. While Drew’s lack of production is likely what is bringing Ackley to town, his numbers are not exactly better. On top of that, the former Mariner has played second base just once this year. He was Seattle’s second baseman before Robinson Cano showed up last year, but has not seen much time at the position since. Instead, he has spent an abundance of time in the outfield, which could mean bad news for Garrett Jones. Clearly, Ackley is nothing special (and another reason to ask why the Yankees hate Rob Refsnyder so much). The organization’s thinking here is that a change of clothes and scenery could benefit Ackley and perhaps provide them with depth at a position they have struggled at all year. Life outside of Safeco Field could actually do wonders for the lefty hitter. Luckily for Ackley, he should have an easy time fitting on his new roster, as 12 percent of the Yankees roster are now alumni of UNC – Ackley, Adam Warren and Andrew Miller. Perhaps the latter two can show their new teammate the ropes while they talk about the Tar Heels. Post Views: 1,315 The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Staff Post Latest posts by Staff Post (see all) In The Zone Announces Initial Podcast Lineup - November 13, 2020 The Essential Resources You Need to Start Your Own Gym in 2020 - February 6, 2020 Wilder vs Fury II – How the second fight will be different to the first? - February 5, 2020 Early turnovers, defensive struggles plague the Scarlet Knights - January 26, 2020 Related TopicsDustin AckleyNew York Yankeesramon floresSeattle MarinersStephen Drew Click to comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Newsletter Subscription Can't Miss Posts! Women in Sports: NHL Network Host, Jackie Redmond by Nicholas Durst | posted on March 4, 2019 How To Avoid Scams When Purchasing Football Tickets Online by Guest | posted on July 23, 2020 XFL Co-Owner Dany Garcia Talks Business, Serving Others at espnW Women + Sports Summit by Candace Cordelia | posted on October 23, 2020 Women in Sports: Ariel Epstein, On-Air Host at SportsGrid (VIDEO) by Anthony Paradiso | posted on March 12, 2021 From Paramus High School to CBS Sports, Spero Dedes is making waves in sports broadcasting by Sunil Sunder Raj | posted on October 27, 2020 More in Baseball You Know I’m Right, Episode 112: New York Jets’ Insider Brian Costello (Audio/Video) On the 112th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 109: The Athletic’s Marc Carig (Audio/Video) On the 109th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 108: WFAN’s Sweeny Murti (Audio/Video) On the 108th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 107: New York Post’s Columnist Mike Vaccaro (Audio/Video) On the 107th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... Yankees Need Pitching as Pineda Hits the Shelf Could The 2015 Giants Offense Be One Of The Best Units In Franchise History?