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.