Chase Headley went 1-for-4 with his first home run as a Yankee, a solo shot, against the Blue Jays on Sunday.
Headley has now hit safely in his last nine games and is batting .333 (12-for-36) with one home run, six RBI and four runs scored. While there isn't much power represented right now, he's just getting warmed up in his new ballpark. Moving from Petco Park to Yankees Stadium is going to be a real treat for Headley and his owners. He'll always remain a streaky hitter, but the good streaks are about to produce even more this time around.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Blue Jays signed LHP J.A. Happ to a three-year deal.
On the surface, this doesn't look like a good deal for the Blue Jays. While they're desperately in need of a starter, and Happ fits the bill as...well, a starter, this is an overpay. $12 million a year for a 33-year old pitcher who had a 3.61 ERA last year, and last had a qualified season with an ERA under 4.00 in 2007, doesn't seem like the smartest of investments. Happ does have upside, in fact he had a 1.85 ERA and 2.19 FIP (63.1 innings) in Toronto last year in Pittsburgh last year, after being traded to the team from the Mariners, but a 4.64 ERA and 4.12 FIP in 108.2 prior innings with Seattle is less than encouraging. This deal could turn out well, but it is much more likely that it is a bust for the Blue Jays. Analysis: Ben Diamond