• Hank: We Won’t Trade Prospects For Pitcher

    Posted by on June 17th, 2008 · Comments (5)

    Via the Daily News yesterday -

    Asked if the Yankees need to make a deal for a pitcher given Monday’s news that Wang has a partially torn tendon and a sprain of the Lisfranc ligament in his right foot, [Hank] Steinbrenner said, “It doesn’t matter. Nobody’s in a hurry to come to the rescue of the Yankees. I learned that 30 years ago.

    “There’s really nothing out there, I don’t think, for anybody. We’re going to look within first.”

    Asked later if the Yankees would balk at trading youngsters for a pitcher, Steinbrenner acknowledged, “It depends on who it is. But all our top pitchers who we like, our top prospects? No chance.”

    But all our top pitchers who we like, our top prospects? No chance.

    So, if the Yankees do trade one of their young pitchers for some help this season, does this mean that the guy they trade was someone who they really weren’t all that crazy about?

    Comments on Hank: We Won’t Trade Prospects For Pitcher

    1. hopbitters
      June 17th, 2008 | 11:36 am

      I’ll file this one right next to “I’m 100% retired.”

    2. yankees76
      June 17th, 2008 | 12:01 pm

      Yes.

    3. TurnTwo
      June 17th, 2008 | 12:55 pm

      no. if there is one thing we’ve learned about Hank’s position in the organization, he doesnt always speak for everyone.

    4. unfrozencavemanyankee
      June 17th, 2008 | 1:44 pm

      Everyone knows the Yanks are open for business. Hank and Cash are publicly saying all the right things. No sense in driving up the price. But you better believe Cash is frantically working the phones.

    5. dpk875
      June 18th, 2008 | 6:37 am

      I think that Jackson/Melancon/Hughes(despite his injuries, someone might still want him)and maybe Montero/Romine are untouchable, everyone else including Melky could be moved for C.C. or another ace if they become available.

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