Michael Salfino’s latest contribution to SNY.tv is entitled “Sounding the Horne?” Click here to read the feature.
In the feature, Salfino asks the question: Could [the Yankees] be trying to protect [Alan] Horne’s value [by keeping him in the minors] in anticipation of a trade?
In his last two Triple-A starts, Horne has gone 6+ innings and allowed 3 earned runs (both times). That’s not terrible. So, why not give the kid a chance in the majors – over someone like Sidney Ponson – when you have the need? Granted, left-handed batters have hit Horne well in the minors this season – so, maybe that’s a Yankees concern?
Or, just maybe, the Yankees are trying to deal Alan Horne – and Salfino is correct in that they do not want to have him get undressed by big league hitters and lose some value?