Apparently, sexy time is now in New York. The Yankees and Richie Sexson reached a deal today (they will pay a small part of Sexson's $14,000,000 salary, with the Mariners paying the rest), and they have added the right-handed bat they need.
The question is, will the bat be effective? Against lefties, it definitely will be (he's batting .344 with 5 homers against lefties this year) but against righties, he will be a dead bat in the lineup. This year, he's hitting .178 from the right side.
Now, call me crazy, I think this is a GOOD move for the Yankees. Their lineup, which consists of a plethora of left handed batters, will add a 3rd righty bat that will probably be a big difference. The two other righty starters are Jeter and A-rod, so although they are good, 3 effective righty bats are obviously better than 2.
BUT, Sexson will definitely need to improve versus right handed pitching. Sexson may have 6 homers against righties, but power means nothing if they are the only hits. If he improves his consistency against RHPs, and stays great against the LHPs, this lineup just received a HUGE boost.