Happy afternoon! Instead of watching an afternoon game, like we should be doing on a weekend, we’re stuck waiting for the Yankees and Orioles to play a primetime contest on Fox. Lucky us!
Anyway, here are a couple of news items, in case you missed them:
- Yovani Gallardo of the Brewers has the Yankees on his no-trade list. Gallardo, who is in the midst of a pretty terrible season (4.20 ERA in 98.2 innings), also listed the Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, Houston Astros, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Toronto Blue Jays on that list. The Yankees don’t need pitching anyway. They need offense.
- Speaking of that, George King of the NY Post is reporting that the Yankees have an interest in Michael Young of the Phillies. The third baseman is batting 289/.348/.412 with five home runs this year for the Philadelphia which is better than what the Yankees are getting from third base at the moment. Plus, he has experience at other infield positions and can shift to another position if/when that Alex Rodriguez guy comes back.
- Tonight is David Phelps‘ first start of 2013 against the Orioles.
- CC Sabathia was quoted as saying, ” I just need to put a game together,” after blowing a 3-0 and ultimately losing last night’s game 4-3 to the Orioles. My response to that is, “Well, yeah, you do.”