Ubaldo Jimenez to Cleveland

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 White and Matt McBride, according to Troy Renck of the Denver Post. The Indians are pretty much trading their top 2 guys, so they met somewhere in the middle on O’Dowd’s asking price, as expected. An equivalent deal for the Yanks would be Montero, Betances and Continue reading Ubaldo Jimenez to Cleveland

Games 104+105: Long day of baseball ahead

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 be an audition for a spot in the rotation , assuming the Yanks don’t land a veteran pitcher by tomorrow’s trade deadline and he’s not in the deal. Don’t expect much length from Bartolo going forward, reports are the Yanks will watch Bartolo’s workload in Continue reading Games 104+105: Long day of baseball ahead

(UPDATED) Morosi: Yankees and Rockies not talking right now

From Jon Morosi of Fox:

#RedSox, #Reds, #Indians are still on Jimenez, sources tell @Ken_Rosenthal. #Yankees aren’t having active talks with #Rockies at this time.

And Jon Heyman elaborates a bit on what the most recent talks looked like:

price on ubaldo down a tad. #rockies not asking for banuelos now. betances, montero, nova would work. nyy still says no. #tradedeadline

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:

Also: Sources tell @Ken_Rosenthal that #Yankees aren’t willing to put Nova, Betances, Banuelos, OR Montero in Jimenez deal. #Rockies

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. Continue reading (UPDATED) Morosi: Yankees and Rockies not talking right now

Yanks pound O's in Game 1 of doubleheader

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, and it was a joy to see the Yankees be able to send one of their more questionable lineups out onto the field and see the team respond the way they did. Though it’s likely a case of confirmation bias, it seems like every time Continue reading Yanks pound O's in Game 1 of doubleheader

Yankees, Rockies getting closer to a deal?

It sure sounds like it to me, based on this report from Joel Sherman, which seems to indicate the Rockies asking price has come down to merely a big haul rather than a king’s ransom:

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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Yankee chances at landing pitcher less than 50%

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 question, but they are indeed “kicking the tires,” according to a source with knowledge of the team’s thinking. The source, however, estimates that the Yankees’ chances of landing Jimenez are “less than 50 percent,” and says that such a move likely would require the team Continue reading Yankee chances at landing pitcher less than 50%

Keeping up with the Ex-Yanks-Welcome Back Wang

                  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 welcome back to the bigs. In his first inning back, he gave up a walk to Jose Reyes, threw a WP to the next batter, and allowed 4 consecutive singles to the next 4 batters and a sac fly resulting in 4 runs. All totaled, Continue reading Keeping up with the Ex-Yanks-Welcome Back Wang

Yanks lose to Orioles for first time all season

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 Yankees: you were facing Jeremy freaking Guthrie. Maybe Felix left some of his deity dust on the mound, although if he did A.J. Burnett couldn’t quite find it, as he turned in what wound up being a pretty decent outing — 8 innings, 4 runs, Continue reading Yanks lose to Orioles for first time all season