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Could Yankees trade for Lowe?

Posted on: December 14, 2009 5:52 pm
 
Now that John Lackey is headed to the Red Sox, and now that Roy Halladay is headed to the Phillies, and now that Cliff Lee is headed to the Mariners, where does Derek Lowe go?

How about the Yankees?

The Yankees want a fourth starter to go with CC Sabathia, A.J. Burnett and Andy Pettitte, and they have hitters who could interest the Braves. The two teams have talked, and while it's not certain that a Lowe deal has been discussed, it would make sense.

Lowe also makes sense for the Angels, who have lost out on both Halladay and Lackey, their two top targets. Outfielder Juan Rivera would be "a nice start" to a package for Lowe, according to someone familiar with the two teams.

The Mariners have also shown interest in Lowe, but now that they are set to get Lee, they would seem to have less motivation to make a trade.

The Braves began the offseason exploring deals for either Lowe or Javier Vazquez, but sources said that they are now much more focused on dealing Lowe than Vazquez. Vazquez, in any case, would be a tough deal to make for the Angels, because of the pitcher's strong preference to stay on the East Coast.

The Braves are willing to pay some of Lowe's salary ($45 million over the next three years), depending on the players they get in the trade.
Category: MLB
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Since: Aug 27, 2006
Posted on: December 15, 2009 9:45 am
 

Could Yankees trade for Lowe?

We've got a few hands on the farm that are maturing, so I'd rather NOT trade for low. Now, I WOULD like the Yanks to go ahead and sign Sheets or Durscherur to an incentive laden contract, and see if we can catch lightning in a bottle, but I wouldn't give more than a used fungo bat for Lowe, and even then the Braves better pay 2/3 of his salary.



Since: Jul 11, 2008
Posted on: December 15, 2009 9:43 am
 

Could Yankees trade for Lowe?

HA HA HA... You are a Moron



Since: Apr 19, 2007
Posted on: December 15, 2009 9:32 am
 

Could Yankees trade for Lowe?

All of these threads should just be started by a bot generated complaint about the Yankees payroll, with the two of the following components included in each at random: Yankees buy championships, Yankees make stupid signings, Yankees fans and players are despisable, My team is better because they are poorer and have loveable scrubs around lonterm, or any of the previous complaints made by Red Sox fans crying poor.  Let's just take out the middle man and have cbs include such bot generated posts automatically after each Yankees related article.  Think of all the time it will save!



Since: Oct 11, 2009
Posted on: December 15, 2009 9:24 am
 

Could Yankees trade for Lowe?

<span>i am thinking something like nick swisher and juan miranda will get the job done for lowe. the braves get a player in swisher that can fill essentially any void the braves have, he can play anywhere in the outfield and first base and miranda gives you a solid bat off the bench and could probably play first or corner outfield positions. then the yankees could sign holliday or bay, preferably holliday, could play the outfield with granderson and melky and damon could DH. imagine that lineup and rotation:<br />Jeter, Granderson, Tex, Arod, Holliday, Posada, Damon, Cano, Melky, w/ Brett Gardner, Ramiro Pena, Francisco Cervelli and Jamie Hoffman on the benchwouldnt that be incredible<br />CC, AJ, Pettitte, Lowe and Joba/Hughes and in the pen: Mo, Ace, Hughes/Joba, Damaso Marte, Chad Gaudin, David Robertson and either Michael Dunn or Mark Melanconlooks good to me<br />all that equals a DYNASTY</span>




Since: Oct 11, 2009
Posted on: December 15, 2009 9:08 am
 

Could Yankees trade for Lowe?

i am thinking something like nick swisher and juan miranda will get the job done for lowe. the braves get a player in swisher that can fill essentially any void the braves have, he can play anywhere in the outfield and first base and miranda gives you a solid bat off the bench and could probably play first or corner outfield positions. then the yankees could sign holliday or bay, preferably holliday, could play the outfield with granderson and melky and damon could DH. imagine that lineup and rotation:
Jeter, Granderson, Tex, Arod, Holliday, Posada, Damon, Cano, Melky, w/ Brett Gardner, Ramiro Pena, Francisco Cervelli and Jamie Hoffman on the benchwouldnt that be incredible
CC, AJ, Pettitte, Lowe and Joba/Hughes and in the pen: Mo, Ace, Hughes/Joba, Damaso Marte, Chad Gaudin, David Robertson and either Michael Dunn or Mark Melanconlooks good to me
all that equals a DYNASTY



Since: Nov 20, 2006
Posted on: December 15, 2009 8:19 am
 

Could Yankees trade for Lowe?

So the Red Sox just sign Lackey and Mike Cameron.  They are rumored to get Adrian Gonzalez in a salary dump trade by San Diego and the Yankees are the ones that are "buying" championships?  It is the way the sport is set up; you have a good product, you sell tickets, you make money, you can get better players.  In fact that is how all business is done, so get off your sanctimonious high horse and stop whining.  If you don't like the way the business of baseball is handled, stop watching.



Since: Dec 10, 2006
Posted on: December 15, 2009 5:54 am
 

Could Yankees trade for Lowe?

Why in the world would Yankees trade for Lowe? Are they trying to get older than the sawx?? No thanks, he is a 15 mill per year 36  1/2 year old with seriously declining skills allowing roughly 300 baserunners in 194 innings in gimp NL?? I'm pretty sure there are 50 better options than him available or already in Yanks system..Thanks but no thanks...WoH...



Since: Jun 13, 2008
Posted on: December 15, 2009 4:43 am
 

Could Yankees trade for Lowe?

Why not? If you can afford it & your owners are about winning as opposed to hiding the money & claiming their teams lost money,go for it.I assure you the Yankees play on the biggest stage with the best & most knowledgeable fans in sports & they did not 'steal' any Championships & none of the 27 Championships that we own are fake as one probable Red Sux fan said.We all play by the same rules.If your team could get some fan support,which equals revenue,you too can be a winner one day.Until then,your nothing but a loser wishing & hoping your team can win.My deepest & most sincere sympathies go out to you.Nah!Just messing with you.Kinda like the Yankees mess with the AL. 



Since: Dec 15, 2009
Posted on: December 15, 2009 1:41 am
 

Could Yankees trade for Lowe?

And what do the Braves have to be impressed with?  Shrinking attendance......A manager out the door.......A Teixeira jersey in "like new" condition? 

The Braves suck and so does there fan base.  I bet 96' still bothers you to this day.......There are plenty of organizations that open the vaults only to suck.  If you guys could sell some tickets you may have gotten MT for more than 70 games......

Just jealous is all.  Oh, the falcons suck too!  

Your's truly ~ Jim Leyritz 



Since: Nov 26, 2008
Posted on: December 15, 2009 1:11 am
 

Could Yankees trade for Lowe?

Wow if you think the Angels are going to get Derek Lowe, your out of your mind. First of all, the Yankees will because they've been known to counter Boston signings. The Yankees are already pissed about losing Halladay, Lee, and Lackey to their own rivals, so why would they pass on this opportunity considering that Derek Lowe is the only pitcher out there close to John Lackey type statistics. If the Yankees pull of a Derek Lowe, how do you think the Red Sox fans will feel? Stunned and angry I can tell you that. Lowe's image of 2004 hero was tarnished when the REd Sox were too poor to keep him and Pedro in Boston. Don't you think he'll want revenge? Duhh. Any player in this league would love to play for the defending champs that overpay them, so why would Derek Lowe stay on a home-town discount in Atlanta or with the Angels? He wouldn't. The Angels don't have enough money now since they signed a second DH considering they already have one and now have to worry about cutting costs. I see Derek Lowe in a Yankee uniform if the Braves decide to ship him away. I mean the Yankees have the money and prospects, and the Braves need money to pay their new guys so they won't leave until their John Smoltz's age.


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