Yesterday was a relatively quiet day for the Yankees in terms of trade rumors, with just a few notes.
First on the Joakim Soria front, we see that Soria’s contract has the Yankees listed as a team to which he would reject a trade. Before learning this, I’d say the chances of a deal getting done were pretty low and this makes those chances essentially non-existent. Soria would look nice setting up for Mariano Rivera, but for now it looks to be a pipe dream.
The next piece is much more interesting. It tells us that the Phillies were going to try to move Jayson Werth to the Yankees in a three team deal for Dan Haren. Of course, Verducci makes a more or less glancing pass at this notion. Still, it would’ve been interesting to see what kind of deal would have been worked out to get Werth in Pinstripes. That’s a deal, though, I don’t see the Yankees making unless another outfielder gets shipped off somewhere else as well. If they’re going to continue to use Jorge Posada as a relatively frequent DH, then there’s no point in having a rotating DH/OF situation. After examining this “rumor,” I think Verducci was just tossing the Yankees’ name out there to stir the pot.
Lastly, we have the interest that just won’t die. Fox Sports has the Yankees as still maintaining interest in Adam Dunn. Unless the price comes down wildly, it’s not going to happen. Obviously, the Yankees are likely just doing their diligence on Dunn, but it’s nothing more than white noise at this point.
Trade pieces we should monitor over the next few days:
–The price on Scott Downs
–If anyone expresses any interest in Chan Ho Park
–If anyone expresses any interest in Joba Chamberlain