Despite the buzz leaking out of the desert, Randy Johnson hasn’t asked the Yankees to deal him closer to his Arizona home.
“He hasn’t called me officially and asked me to trade him, no,” GM Brian Cashman said yesterday when asked if the Big Unit requested the Yankees move him.
Cashman, asked if he was attempting to move Johnson, who has a blanket no-trade clause and is 20 wins shy of 300, wouldn’t comment. Alan Nero, one of Johnson’s agents, said there was no truth to the rumor.
“There is nothing coming out of our camp,” Nero said. “I don’t know where rumors start.”
Note: The “He hasn’t called me officially” and “wouldn’t comment” parts.
Sounds like the Yankees would love to move Randy back ‘home.’ I agree. Randy Johnson in 2007 is starting to smell too much like Kevin Brown in 2004 to me these days. It’s time for a courtesy flush.