Edes: Gagne may be staying

Rumors: Kyle Farnsworth
Goodbye, Scott Proctor

While some sources had previously reported that Eric Gagne was Bronx-bound, the latest word has him sticking in Texas. According to a report by Gordon Edes, Rangers owner Tom Hicks has pulled Gagne off the table and wants to sign him to an extension. What’s Plan B?

Update: Ken Rosenthal, who by my account hasn’t slept since Saturday night, echoes this report. The Yanks are no longer confident that they can acquire Gagne.

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Rumors: Kyle Farnsworth
Goodbye, Scott Proctor
  • Mike

    Plan B = Jon Rauch?

  • NYFan50

    Plan B = don’t trade for a reliever. Just dump Farnsworth for whatever and call up Joba and Ohlendorf.

  • http://jeteupthemiddle.blogspot.com Jeteupthemiddle

    It looks like the Yankees are going to trade Proctor to the Dodgers for Betemit.

    That would send Basak (or Duncan) down and bring up Chamberlain.

    That’s a pretty good upgrade for both the bench and the bullpen…even if it is a fairly minor trade.

  • Rick from Boston

    ESPN’s reporting now that’s it been agreed to in principal. I like Proctor, but I don’t see how he could ever survive pitching for Torre. Betemit is good insurance for A-Rod. If A-Rod stays, then Betemit can play 1st.

  • http://riveravenuewatch.blogspot.com/ Mike NYY

    Shoot, I think Gagne fits in well.