The Yankees are not hanging up on anyone

I guess this goes into the “semi-mundane things we kind of already knew” file, but ESPN New York’s Andrew Marchand reported earlier that the Yankees were “listening” to offers on Curtis Granderson, Phil Hughes, and Ivan Nova. I say “listening” because the semantics of these things can matter quite a bit. Taken literally, “listening to offers” merely means that the Yankees are willing to entertain pitches for their players, and differs quite a bit from “shopping” someone. I would basically expect that the only players the Yankees wouldn’t so much as listen to realistic offers on are Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte, and C.C. Sabathia. In any case, listening doesn’t cost you anything, and people can’t say “yes” if you don’t give them the chance.

That doesn’t mean that absolutely nothing will come of this, of course. I still have trouble seeing where the Yankees are going to get good value for one year of Curtis Granderson, but Hughes and Nova I could at least imagine fetching a decent return if one team or another had a high opinion of them. But be that as it may, just because a team is willing to let someone make them an offer doesn’t mean they’re actively trying to trade anyone.

 

3 thoughts on “The Yankees are not hanging up on anyone

  1. I tried calling. They hung up on me.

  2. DJ JD (Jeff)

    Funny! Just curious, if they had taken your call, what would you have talked about?

  3. joef

    I was thinking earlier, How about an Ivan Nova for Dom Brown swap? As far as brown goes doesn't seem like philly really likes him anymore, and could be a long term solution in the outfield, plus the hole in the rotation they made trading worely BUT do we still think nova can be that number 2 type pitcher at some point?

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