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Yankees unlikely to trade for pitching

Posted on: December 20, 2010 3:26 pm
Edited on: April 18, 2011 11:48 am
 
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman isn't thrilled about the prospect of heading into the season with two unproven starters. But he's not thrilled with the alternatives, either.

"Could I go out and get a starter? Yes, I could. But there's just not much out there," Cashman told ESPNNewYork.com. "I have March, April, May, June and July, really, to come up with someone."

The only top-tier starter left on the free agent market is Carl Pavano, but there's zero chance he returns to the Bronx. Andy Pettitte is still undecided on retirement, and Cashman said he's "not waiting for him."

So at the moment, the Yankees' rotation includes CC Sabathia, A.J. Burnett, Phil Hughes and some combination of prospects. Ivan Nova seems likeliest to get a spot, but he's the only option with any big-league experience. Still, Cashman isn't panicking, and said he's not planning on trading away top catching prospect Jesus Montero for pitching.

"There's just nobody out there I would consider trading Montero for," he said. "In the past, we might have gone out and traded away prospects just to get someone in here. But realistically, I have until July to get this solved."

-- David Andriesen

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Comments

Since: Jan 25, 2010
Posted on: December 26, 2010 11:04 am
 

Yankees unlikely to trade for pitching

DOnt agree.  First must say I am Yankee fan.  A-Rod is not a day in day out player anymore.  Hips gone power goes.  Loss of mobility and reflex at third.  Jeter even in great shape legs gone.  He reminds me of Ripken.  Remember where he was last 3 years-3B.  Where Jeter belongs.  Sorry left side is too old-too slow and Cano and Tex cannot cover for them.

Big problem is -where will A-Rod fit.  Not outfielder, not dh, poor 3b, not hitter who will protect Tex.  Tex needs pitches to be hot.  Problems!!!!!

Pitching isnt problem for now, infield is.



Since: Jan 25, 2010
Posted on: December 24, 2010 1:16 pm
 

Yankees unlikely to trade for pitching

Zito is not for yanks sorry.  If he cant win for Oakland he doesnt win for Yanks.  They have to bring up a young minor leager or do something drastic.  Personally would love to see them trade Swisher and Joba for a relatively young good starter and move outfielders around and find place for A-Rod out there.  Bring up SS from minors and move Jeter to third.  Radical but it works doesnt it?  By way Posada dh. 



Since: Jan 30, 2008
Posted on: December 22, 2010 9:10 pm
 

Yankees unlikely to trade for pitching

There is one team who wouldnt hang onto the past, thats this past years champ....  Im so confused by your post as there is a new champ each year.  I have seen more titles in my 30 yrs on this earth than the Dead Sux, and they arent the returning champs.  What else would I compare, the food at the park???  WOW



Since: Aug 13, 2009
Posted on: December 22, 2010 4:51 pm
 

Yankees unlikely to trade for pitching

"IF Petite does come back we will be roughly 180 mill, so lets not play the salary excuse anymore"


ARE YOU ON CRACK OR DO YOU JUST DO MATH DIFFERENT THAN EVERYONE ELSE, NOT THAT I CARE IF THE YANKEES SPEND 1 BILLION ON PAYROLL BUT THEY ARE OVER 200 MILLION WITHOUT THE ADDITION OF PETITTE, THOUGH I AM NOT USING AS ANY EXCUSE OR ARGUEMNT I AM GOING TO POINT OUT THAT THIS IS THE TYPICAL RESPONSE FROM A YANKEE WHO NEVER FIGURES IN PAY RAISES ADDITIONS AND EVERYTHING ELSE, THEY JUST LOOK AT WE LOST WOOD AND PETTITE AND WHO EVER ELSE AND SUBTRACT IT OFF LAST YEARS SALARIES. I GUESS ANYONE THEY HAVE SIGNED DOES NOT COUNT AND YOU DO NOT TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION THE PAY RAISES THAT PLAYERS GET THROUGH ARBITRATION. JUST TAKE A LOOK AT COTS BASEBALL CONTRACTS

   

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sp;      Scott Boras 10yr/275 million$32,000,000







.Sabathia, CC lhp-s 9.000 Genske, Parker 7 yr/$161M (09-15)   $24,285,714   

.Teixeira, Mark 1b 7.000 Scott Boras 8 yr/$180 (09-16)   $23,125,000 .Burnett, A.J. rhp-s 10.038 Darek Braunecker 5 yr/$82.5M (09-13)   $16,500,000

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Jeter, Derek ss 14.043 Casey Close 3 yr/$51M (11-13)   $15,000,000   .Rivera, Mariano rhp 14.105 SFX Fern Cuza 2 yr/$30M (11-12)    $15,000,000   .Posada, Jorge c 13.085 Levinson brothers 4 yr/$52.4M (08-11)   $13,100,000  .Pettitte, Andy lhp-s 15.000 Hendricks Sports Mgmt 1 yr/$11.75M (10) .Cano, Robinson 2b 4.153 Bobby Barrett 4 yr/$30M (08-11)+12-13 cl opts   $10,000,000  .Swisher, Nick lf-rf 5.031 Joe Bick 5 yr/$26.75M (07-11)+12 cl opt   $9,100,000  .Granderson, Curtis cf 4.077 Matt Brown 5 yr/$30.25M (08-12)+13 cl opt   $8,250,000  

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Marte, Damaso lhp 8.122 Martin Arburua 3 yr/$12M (09-11)+12 cl opt   $4,000,000  .Martin, Russell c 3.150 Matt Colleran 1 yr/$4M (11)   $4,000,000   
With the 4 million owed for kei Igawa those 12 players alone brings them to 178 Million not including all the other players, I only accounted for the 12 players with set contracts amounts, there are going to be 40 Players on the MLB roster at years end and the yankees are obvioussly not done unless they are throwing up a white flag, I have no problem with them spending the money its obvioussly been a good business investment and helps them be contenders year in and year out. But dont come on here acticng like the yankees made major cuts to payroll because that is a joke. The way MLB figures out payroll inc.luding benefits and everything else the yankees are already pushing 210 Million in payroll. 

The red sox have 20 guys with set contracts going forward to 2011 and there payroll using the same site I got the 178 Million for the yankees is 145 Million. I used cots baseball contracts, the red sox one did not show Bobby Jenks but I added the 6 Million for 2011 to get the total of 145 Million, so the red sox have 20 of there players in set contracts(what I mean by set contracts is players yet to go to arbitration or have not signed there new contract for 2011) totaling 145 Million, which to me shows the red sox are set for the next few years and have quite a few guys with team friendly contracts Like Pedroa, Youk, Lester and Papelbon. This will allow them to go after big free agents for the next few giving them the ability to go after what they need. I dont care about the yankees spending more but I have been hearing way too much about the Red So trying to buy Championships from Yankee fans, you really sound like an idiot making that point when they do not even spend the most in there division. I hope the yankees pick up some players and they end up being neck with Red Sox year round it just makes baseball that much more exciting. I know it would be fun to watch them have a disaster of a season but it just was not the same in 2007 when the red sox did not have to go through NY to win the WS. Last year the worlds best rivalry in sports just was not exciting. 



Since: Jan 2, 2008
Posted on: December 22, 2010 11:26 am
 

Yankees unlikely to trade for pitching

That's all you've got, so hold onto that really tight brother.  The real story here is the Yankees have one championship in the last 10 years while spending a combined 2 billion dollars in payroll over that time.  But yeah, you keep holding onto the past since it obviously makes you feel good.

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One in the last ten years..Five in the last Fifteen years!!!! LOL...Seven AL East Titles....Four AL Championships....Talk to Cub fans! Yea, sucks to be us! HAHAHAHA! Say what you want aboutthe spending, that arguement is getting mighty old since we are being joined by teams like the Red Sox, Tigers, Phillies, Mets and others. Gone are the days when the money arguement held water........We make the most money for our own team and for other teams. We are the team everyone loves to hate but we put BUTTS in the seats....Your welcome



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: December 21, 2010 9:45 pm
 

Yankees unlikely to trade for pitching

Lets get one thing straight.  We still are the undisputed champs of baseball, period.  We have more rings than anyone.
That's all you've got, so hold onto that really tight brother.  The real story here is the Yankees have one championship in the last 10 years while spending a combined 2 billion dollars in payroll over that time.  But yeah, you keep holding onto the past since it obviously makes you feel good.



Since: Aug 18, 2008
Posted on: December 21, 2010 8:27 pm
 

Yankees unlikely to trade for pitching

As a baseball fan who cares how  much your team spends we all know the yanks and the sox spend a lot as a sox fan iv'e watched  and endured   the best rivarly in sports period most of it save theo  and company has been pretty bleak bucky dent etc. i have no doubt the
yanks will improve their team  they always do .This year is different were not the underdog as we always are teams understand they have to be proactve against the yanks and for once so far cashman has no back up plan  at this point in my life  i'm going to sit my fat a$$ on the couch and enjoy.



Since: Jan 2, 2008
Posted on: December 21, 2010 8:18 pm
 

Yankees unlikely to trade for pitching

The left side of the infield? Really? Give Alex a chance to have full year under his belt before you sell him downthe river. Derek Jeter has been training his tail off during the offseason, primed to come into camp in much better shape. All of those contract negotiations sparked something in him. He hooked up with his former trainer and I expect him to hit what his baseball card says he should hit and field! He is a gold glove short stop. Alex when healthy is one of the best in the AL hands down. IMO, we have the best infield in the AL. Who has a better lineup day in and day out then the Yanks? Not even with the Red Sox buying of former Padres user Adrian Gonzales can help them.....lol



Since: Jan 25, 2010
Posted on: December 21, 2010 7:45 pm
 

Yankees unlikely to trade for pitching

Biggest problem isnt pitching.  Afraid it is left side of infield.  A-Rod, who no one talks aobut, is a major problem.  Hip seems shot.  THere goes power.  Also he has lost virtually all of his range at 3rd with no SS to cover for him.  Don't know where to play him except dh.  He wont do it and he probably wont be good at it. 

THan there is Jeter.  He is where Cal RIpkin was at end of carreer.   He would be fine at 3rd for remainder of his contract barring injury.  He has no range at SS anymore. Problem is, is there a replacement at 3rd.  Rt side of infield is fine.

Cannot figure why they did not hang onto Wood.  Set up is critical to Riviera and he was outstanding.  I think Petite will be back for last year.




Since: Oct 9, 2006
Posted on: December 21, 2010 5:40 pm
 

Yankees unlikely to trade for pitching

Who cares if they are locks to make the playoffs or not. The key to the Yankees season is to develop some youth, and if they make the
playoffs and advance so much the better.

I have greater worries about Jeter and Posada being exposed defensively than the pitching, though Russell Martin should help alot.

Cashman is doing a great job of holding onto the young players, both in New York and in the minors.

I'm fine with Hughes as the number 2. The majors are full of good pitchers that faded down the stretch their first few years up. We have

a wealth of good young pitching in the mid-minors at the moment and I would rather go into the season and try to develop them into

solid major league pitchers than trade them away. Even the Yankees need some time to develop players every now and then in order to 

remain consistent contenders for championships, not just the playoffs.

Montero is really gonna make the Yankees the Bronx Bombers again.


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