• SNY WheelHouse: Yanks Looking To Deal?

    Posted by on May 1st, 2008 · Comments (9)

    Brandon Tierney and Scott Ferrall, yesterday on SNY’s WheelHouse, suggested that the Yankees might be willing to swing a deal come June 1st if things don’t turn around in Yankeeland. Here’s the video:

    Ah, but, here’s the first question: For what? At this point, I would imagine that it would be for starting pitching and/or a first baseman. Every other position is set for the Yankees. And, while Posada is out, I don’t see New York trading for a catcher.

    The next question may be a bigger one: At what cost? If the Yankees trade anything it would be prospects – because that’s the only thing that someone would want from them. And, here, it would probably be a battle between Cashman and Hank Stein on whether or not to do it.

    Would Hank order Cash to make a trade, say, like Austin Jackson and Ian Kennedy for (the Nationals) John Lannan and Nick Johnson? Hey, if the Yankees are playing .500 ball at the end of May, he just might…

    Comments on SNY WheelHouse: Yanks Looking To Deal?

    1. Don
      May 1st, 2008 | 2:36 pm

      What is the obsession with Nick Johnson? That train left the station a long time ago. He’s an injury about to happen.

      This is not a good team, too many DH’s, young starters and two aging starters, etc. Can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. Your 2008 New York Yankees.

    2. antone
      May 1st, 2008 | 3:07 pm

      That would be a really stupid and meaningless trade. It wouldn’t help them make the playoffs this year, so why not just keep the young guys and see what happens. Not to mention Nick Johnson is a walking injury.

    3. TurnTwo
      May 1st, 2008 | 3:15 pm

      I wouldnt be opposed to importing Nick Johnson, but there is no way I’d trade AJackson to do it.

      Cashman wouldnt move AJackson for Johan, so how could you justify moving him in a deal for a injury-prone 1B and a prospect?

    4. May 1st, 2008 | 3:33 pm

      Guys, I was just picking four names out of the air. It’s not a trade that I would suggest or recommend. I just picked four names where two of them were Yankees blue-chip prospects and two were players from a bad team who played positions where the Yankees have a need. It was meant as an example…nothing more.

    5. TurnTwo
      May 1st, 2008 | 3:56 pm

      Yeah, thats fair, Steve. I was just pointing out that if Cashman didnt trade Hughes, IPK, AJAx, or Tabata for Johan, you’d be hard pressed to find another player who would be a difference maker who he could justify moving the blue chippers for.

      perhaps if the Braves fall out, with Smoltz’s shoulder barking and Tim Hudson mysteriously losing velocity, they’d be interested in moving Teixeira themselves… he’s a FA after the year, but perhaps you make the deal pending a contract extention… then I could see moving a couple of these guys.

    6. TurnTwo
      May 1st, 2008 | 3:57 pm

      or if the Astros get Roy Oswalt to waive his no-trade and agree to play in NY.

    7. gphunt
      May 1st, 2008 | 3:59 pm

      Why trade away prospects when we can sign Barry Bonds!

    8. antone
      May 1st, 2008 | 4:23 pm

      Steve, I know it is an example but with the Yankees you can never be shocked with what they might do. They might be stupid enough to make a trade like that. Wasn’t implying that it was your trade proposal or anything, just stating that it would be dumb if they did a panice trade like that, which is always possible.

    9. May 1st, 2008 | 6:23 pm

      I think at this stage the Yankees will be looking for starting pitching and any one of their young prospects is expendable with the exception of Joba.

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