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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.
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Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: December 14, 2009 6:07 pm
 

Could Yankees trade for Lowe?

They better get somebody now that Bsox are getting Lackey.  Lowe isn't bad, but who would you trade for him?  I still hope they keep Joba and Hughes. Is wang completly out of the picture?



Since: Nov 6, 2009
Posted on: December 14, 2009 6:05 pm
 

Could Yankees trade for Lowe?

Outfielder Juan Rivera would be "a nice start" to a package for Lowe, according to someone familiar with the two teams.
I like that.  I would be happy to trade Lowe for Juan Rivera stright up but if we could get one of their 3rd base prospects it would make the deal even better. 


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