Some quick Saturday news and notes: 6/29/13

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.”

Stacey is co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money, co-host of the It's About The Money, Stupid podcast and is a monthly contributor to ESPN's SweetSpot Blog. She is a former contributor at Aerys Sports and High Heat Stats. She has contributed to group projects at Baseball: Past And Present and the Hall of Stats. Her work has appeared in USA Today's Sports Weekly and most recently, she wrote four pieces for Derek Jeter: Celebrating the Yankees' Captain Clutch, a magazine printed by i5 Publishing.