Update on the Brackman negotiations


From BA’s Draft Blog:

“I think the negotiations with a guy like Brackman . . . go between (general manager) Brian Cashman and Scott Boras,” Oppenheimer said. “My conversations with Andrew are, ‘hang in there, we’re working on it, we’ll get it done, keep yourself in shape and get yourself ready to go.’ Those conversations are pretty simple.

“The ones that really count are between Brian and Scott, and I’m real optimistic we’re going to get it done and he seems real positive about it, as well.”

A terrific, if unproven talent, the 6-foot-10 righthander cordially shook hands and spoke with fans during the game, and seemed genuinely optimistic he would sign with the Yankees by the Aug. 15 signing deadline. “Everything is going along exactly like we hoped it would work out,” he said.

“Right now, I’m just tossing, throwing on the side, working out one to two hours a day, lifting and staying in shape,” Brackman said. “I haven’t felt pain in a while. Hopefully when signing day comes, I can get right out there.”

“Healthy or injured, we’re going to do everything we can to get him signed,” Oppenheimer said.

Dude, how nuts is the minor league pitching depth going to be if/when they sign Brackman, Chris Carpenter and/or Greg Peavey? Makes you want to do this

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  • dan

    i’m not saying they necessarily should do this, but they could trade some of the lesser prospects in packages with overpaid aging guys (e.g. a good part of the team) in a salary dump…. that seems pointless, but maybe if they gave young talent in a package, they wouldnt have to give cash considerations. does that make sense (its been a long day)?

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben

    That is the worst photoshop job of Janet Reno I’ve ever seen. No one drools in straight pixels.

  • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    That is the worst photoshop job of Janet Reno I’ve ever seen.

    That begs the question…how many photoshop jobs of Janet Reno have you seen?

  • Mike NYY

    I`d like to see Ian Kennedy (or another prospect), Abreu and Farnsworthless traded for Jarod Saltalamachia (and I didn’t even cheat :D). We have enough pitching depth to do that.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph P.

    Oh, Mike NYY, you should have cheated. Saltalamacchia :)

    Honestly, I don’t think that happens without Joba. And I wouldn’t do that.