From the Hartford Courant -
Labels might be imaginary, but Yankees general manager Brian Cashman removed all perceptions about his top minor league prospects.
“I don’t have any `untouchables,’” Cashman said Thursday, with four days left before the deadline for non-waiver trades. “No one is untouchable.”
Does this mean that even Philip Hughes, the Yankees’ 20-year-old pitching prospect who has been dominating Double A, is available?
“Some guys are easier to get than others,” Cashman said. “I’m more willing to talk about some guys than others. If some special circumstance came up, you might consider something like that, but no one has presented anything like that to me.”
Hughes and outfielder Jose Tabata are considered the Yankees’ hardest-to-get prospects, but that is as close as Cashman has come to saying he’d be willing to trade them.
Hmmmm. Is Cashman planting some seeds here?