• Hank: We’re Considering Everything

    Posted by on July 24th, 2008 · Comments (5)

    Via the AP -

    Barry Bonds in pinstripes? If nothing else, the New York Yankees talked about it.

    High-ranking Yankees officials gathered for meetings at their spring training complex Thursday, a day off for the team before it begins an important three-game series Friday night in Boston.

    Missing injured sluggers Hideki Matsui and Jorge Posada, the Yankees discussed ways to improve for the stretch run as next Thursday’s trade deadline approaches. After a three-hour meeting, co-chairman Hank Steinbrenner confirmed that one of the topics was the indicted home run king.

    “We covered everything, including Bonds,” Steinbrenner said.

    Hank Steinbrenner declined to get into specifics about potential trades, but said “there’s a couple things that might be promising.”

    “We’re playing great. That’s the key thing,” Hank Steinbrenner said. “Considering we’re not 100 percent because of the injuries, it’s pretty impressive. Where we can add, we’ll look into it.”

    I wonder if Hank asked Cashman if the Yankees should look into trading for Brett Favre too?

    Seriously, I wouldn’t mind the Yankees picking up someone like Casey Blake. The last few seasons, he’s hit LHP pretty well. He can DH, play third, or first – even a little outfield. And, he always seemed like a gamer to me. Right now, give me Blake over Bonds…for the Yankees this season. Then again, I’ve heard zero rumors about Blake coming to the Bronx.

    Comments on Hank: We’re Considering Everything

    1. July 24th, 2008 | 11:53 pm

      Hey Steve,

      Jon Heyman actually made the same recommendation the other day, saying that both NY teams could be looking at Blake, although there’s no insider information to confirm that.

      http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/writers/jon_heyman/07/22/heyman.scoop/index.html

    2. DJ21996
      July 25th, 2008 | 4:27 am

      Blake is one of those unfashionable players. But when you look at his numbers, you can see why teams would want him for the stretch run.

      I would be ok with a move for Blake.

    3. July 25th, 2008 | 8:04 am

      Chris – thanks. I had not seen that Heyman report.

    4. hopbitters
      July 25th, 2008 | 2:11 pm

      I’d take Bonds in a New York minute, but apparently I’m the only one that feels that way.

    5. Raf
      July 25th, 2008 | 2:44 pm

      I’d take Bonds in a New York minute, but apparently I’m the only one that feels that way.
      ————
      You may want to make a stop over @ Bronx Banter. Quite a few people, myself included, feel that way. I’m surprised it hasn’t happened yet (even the Red Sox, who are usually pretty shrewd when it comes to pickups like this haven’t bit). Even more surprised considering Jay Gibbons recently caught on with the Brewers.

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