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25 thoughts on “Rockies’ wish list for Ubaldo is impressive

  1. I thought Rox would ask for Phil Hughes in this deal considering that they are still contending as of now. Still, I would not give up Nova so quickly. I don't think the deal is going to take place. The two sides are too far apart.

  2. I think it will come down to 1 of the 3 pitchers (the Yankees likely next position) vs 2 of the 3 pitchers (likely the Rockies next position – and my guess is they will be pushing for the two B's) if the Rockies are truly interested in moving him.

    I'd be OK with Betances/Nova/Montero (and some filler – Noesi may be a semi-valued piece if they want a 3rd pitcher?), but I'm not sure if I'd be OK with a Baneulos/Montero deal if it includes either Nova or Betances (if Banuelos is in the deal, I think the next best pitcher they get is a guy like Noesi).

    I still think this is the Rockies floating the name out there to see if anyone comes up with a truly absurd offer and maybe they think they can get a feeding frenzy going (the Rangers have a deep system and I'm sure they'd be eager to add a guy like Jimenez.); but I think this is more or less what the DBacks did with Justin Upton and ends up the same way… unless it is a significant overpay he's likely not getting moved.

  3. Please just say no. Nova is a tradeable piece to me. No problem including him in a trade. There isnt many pitchers in baseball id trade Montero Banuelos and Betances for. Actually only Felix would cause me not to hang up immediately.

  4. Anyone think the Rockies might know something more about Ubaldo that the Yankees don't? It doesn't make sense to me to lock up your two best hitters and than trade away your best pitcher.

  5. Honestly guys i think the best thing for the Yankees to do is to do what Czar Theo would call a "bridge year." Theres no ace pitchers to trade for and teams know it so theyre going to ask for an arm and a leg.

  6. Sounds like the Rockies posturing, because it's a pretty laughable request. I would imagine 3 of those 4 guys would go in a deal, but not all 3 of them, and probably only two of Banuelos/Betances/Montero. I wouldn't put a lot of stock in any specifics in the next week or so, until someone like Sherman or Buster says a deal is imminent.

    Unless you believe Cashman actually considers Nova and Betances untouchable, I guess.

  7. I really can not believe you guys are commenting on this! The guy is 5-8 and we are going to trade the farm for what? For last year stats?? For that just bring Nova back up

  8. I think getting Ubaldo is the best thing for the Yanks when it comes to CC's opt out decision at the end of the year. If the Yanks don't have a legit fall-back ace option like Jiminez, they're going to be held for a King's Ransom when CC opts out. If you have Jiminez, you can at least negotiate a bit with CC. With AJ or Hughes as the potential #1 without CC, there's zero leverage with the Yanks at that negotiation table. Give up Montero – Martin is fine for this and next year and we have Sanchez/Romine. Give up Nova – we have Hughes. Give up Betancis and his walks. Then throw in a potential immediate impact hitter in Jorge Vasquez who's got no chance with the Yanks as anything other than a DH role. Get Ubaldo.

  9. I know this is crazy and some people are going to rage, but why don't the yankees try and trade Jeter. Yes he is one of your most iconic players of the last half a century but his production is not good, his defense is just average. As a Giants fan I know there are TONS of teams that will fall into a just awful deal because a shiny toy is being flashing around (see pirates for the last 30 years).