Here are some other trades I’d like to see, as I think they represent win-win situations for both teams and players:
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Well, I sure misread this one. It’s being reported all over the place, but Yankee fans heard this announced a few minutes ago on the YES broadcast. Ubaldo Jimenez has been pulled from tonight’s start, as have Cleveland Indians prospects Drew Pomeranz and Alex White from their respective clubs. The complete deal is Drew Pomeranz, Alex [...]
We got ourselves a day/night doubleheader on tap for this afternoon, with Bartolo Colon facing Chris Tillman in the 1:00 game. The 7:00 game will feature two highly touted pitchers getting the call from AAA, with the return of Ivan Nova for the Yanks and Zach Britton for the O’s. In Nova’s case, it could [...]
From Jon Morosi of Fox:
And Jon Heyman elaborates a bit on what the most recent talks looked like:
I try not to put too much stock in the various reports that come out this time of year, because you don’t know who’s leaking the information and what their motives are, nor do you know how much of a position is real and how much is just negotiating posture, but I will say this: If the Yankees don’t acquire Ubaldo Jimenez this weekend because Brian Cashman wouldn’t part with a more than reasonable package of Jesus Montero, Dellin Betances, and Ivan Nova, it might be time for the Yankees to seriously consider getting a fresh perspective in the general manager’s office.
Update: Somehow I missed this one, but Morosi also tweeted the following:
That might be the single most insane trade deadline report I’ve ever seen, and makes me think there’s a lot of misinformation and such being thrown around by someone. After all, the Yankees couldn’t seriously refuse to trade Ivan Nova for Ubaldo Jimenez, could they?
Update II: Troy Renck of the Denver Post is reporting on Twitter that he hears a deal to send Ubaldo to Cleveland is done. Needless to say, I’m not very happy right now.
Now that’s more like it. The Yankees roughed Chris Tillman up once again, getting the Oriole righty for 7 runs (five earned) in 4.1 innings and ultimately beating Baltimore 8-3 in Game 1 of today’s day-night doubleheader. This game represented a delightful turnaround after the Yankees were surprisingly shut down by Jeremy Guthrie last night, [...]
Colorado has wanted two of the Yankees’ top three prospects (Manuel Banuelos, Dellin Betances and Jesus Montero) plus Nova, a key for the Rockies because he could go into the rotation instantly to replace Jimenez. The Yankees, at best, would build a trade around Montero or, maybe, Betances, but vow not both.
Okay, I believe that. Wait, no I don’t. Let’s break this swap down from the Yankees perspective.
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Here’s the report from Ken Rosenthal: The Yankees’ interest in trading for Rockies right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez is real, but only at a suitable price. Jimenez, the biggest prize in this year’s trade market, is a known target of the Red Sox, Rangers, Tigers and other clubs. The sincerity of the Yankees’ interest has been in [...]
I didn’t want to let the month of July expire without getting one of these in, so lets cram this baby under the wire. Chien Ming Wang made his first MLB start since July 4th of 2009 for the Nats, and was given a rather rude [...]
I missed most of tonight’s 4-2 loss, not tuning in until the bottom of the sixth, at which point I was absolutely baffled that Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie was not only still pitching but hadn’t yet yielded a run. Mark Teixeira quickly changed that with his 29th home run of the season, but holy hell [...]