• Yankees Official Hints Team Not Done Trading

    Posted by on July 31st, 2010 · Comments (6)

    Via Ken Rosenthal this morning –

    What the heck are the Yankees doing in acquiring Lance Berkman, Austin Kearns and a utility infielder to be named any minute now?

    Addressing their weaknesses as only they can.

    The Yankees entered Friday thinking, “OK, we’ve got money. Few other clubs do. Let’s flex our muscles.”

    They didn’t do anything too obnoxious, at least not by classic Steinbrenner standards. But at a time when most teams are counting every dollar, a time when teams such as the Dodgers and Rangers require financial assistance in virtually every trade, the Yankees are uniquely positioned to prey on the market.

    Looking to purge your first baseman? Ready to dump your right fielder? Step right up, the Yankees are here to help!

    “We’re like a clearinghouse,” one Yankees official said. “We’ve got a lot of applicants. We’re going through it, looking at the ones we’re interested in.”

    So, any guesses on who or what is next? What would be your preference?

    Me? Somehow…they have to get a very useful part for the bullpen. Mo is Mo and Robertson is coming around. But, as much as Boone Logan (and his 95 MPH heater) is promising and supposedly Damaso Marte shows up in October, I don’t trust them…or Joba, Gaudin or Park. If you want to use Sergio Mitre and Dustin Moseley as long men, with Alfredo Aceves out, that’s fine. But, Cashman has to get at least one solid guy for the pen – even if it means trading for a starter and moving Hughes to relief – and then get rid of Gaudin or Park. Neither of those two are helping the team now.

    Comments on Yankees Official Hints Team Not Done Trading

    1. Raf
      July 31st, 2010 | 11:41 am

      So much for those trade winds not blowing the Yankees way, eh? :D

    2. ken
      July 31st, 2010 | 1:22 pm

      I think that they have to go with what is there now:

      1- Trading for a reliable setup guy during the season is almost impossible. All these guys have issues or they would be closers, starters or unavailable.

      2- Putting Hughes in the BP is too big a set back in what looks like a promising career as a SP.

    3. Scout
      July 31st, 2010 | 2:35 pm

      Hughes will go to the pen when he gets close to his innings cap for the year, not before. He should be in the pen in the postseason IF the other four starters are healthy.

    4. Molon Labe
      July 31st, 2010 | 3:26 pm

      With the announcement that Posada’s bum knee will keep him on the bench again tonight, Cervelli becomes the only able-bodied catcher on NYY’s 40-man roster.

      Too bad that José Molina’s belated offensive awakening has made him invaluable to the Blue Jays.

    5. Raf
      July 31st, 2010 | 5:31 pm

      Kerry Wood? Really?

    6. MJ Recanati
      August 1st, 2010 | 8:56 am

      Raf wrote:

      Kerry Wood? Really?

      I know. Ugh. I hardly see the reason to pitch him over Albaladejo but then again, the Yanks seem completely allergic to letting him pitch in the big leagues.

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