Yanks-Sox in Hunt for Jimenez

What are the Rockies seeking from the Red Sox?  According to Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports, the Rockies have requested Kyle Weiland and Will Middlebrooks; presumably as a starting point.  While both are good prospects capable of eventually being solid major league players, the prospects being asked of the Yankees have much higher ceilings.  In fact, it’s not even close.  If I was O’Dowd, I’d start with Anthony Ranaudo, Ryan Lavarnway, and Middlebrooks and go from there.  Even still, the Yankee haul is still better a better deal.  (If  Banuelos is removed from the Yankee deal, it’s pretty even.)  

Honestly, my opinion is that the Red Sox entered the Jimenez sweepstakes for the sole purpose of driving up the price on the Yankees.  It’s a pretty smart move, and it wouldn’t be the first time these two clubs engaged in this type of activity.  Ultimately, despite the frenzy of the last couple of days, I don’t see Jimenez neither moving to the AL East, nor elsewhere around the league.  That said, I think the Rockies will make an aggressive push to move him after the season.

8 thoughts on “Yanks-Sox in Hunt for Jimenez

  1. Why do you think they will make an aggressive push to move him after the season?

    • There aren't a whole lot of teams looking for pitching right now. I know, it's the deadline, but a lot of teams aren't looking to make a major move like trading for a potential #1 right now. After the season when everyone believes they can put together a champion, there will be a lot more suitors, and the Rockies should be able to negotiate a better package.

  2. I love how Yankee fans keep thinking other teams want Jesus Montero. He's proven one thing in the last two years: he can't catch. If he could field the position, he'd be at the show instead of the Cervelli/Martin no bat currently behind the plate. He's a 1B/DH prospect which is why the Rockies are asking for some combination of Banuelos, Bettances and Nova

    • A 1B prospect whose bat still ranks as a top 5-10 prospect and is major league ready is still a very valuable commodity.

        • Montero is not nearly as valuable because 1st base is not a premium position and first base is also where you stash a bat in the NL a la Giambi. There are too many alternatives. Plus you have to add in the time to learn a new position. He's barely in the top 50 if he's not behind the plate.