Breaking news: The Yanks have traded Jose Tabata, Ross Ohlendorf, Phil Coke and George Kontos to the Pirates for Xavier Nady & Damaso Marte. More to come.
Update: SI has it now. I love Ross Ohlendorf, and Jose Tabata was still a very promising prospect despite his problems this year, so I’m kind of on the fence with this one. I think they sold low on Tabata.
Update 2: ESPN’s joined the fun. I’m coming around on the deal, but I still don’t like selling low on Tabata. Ohlendorf has a chance to be pretty damn good, and Coke had a chance to be serviceable. Kontos sucks, I never liked him. If you’ve been following my stuff since the 2006 draft, you know that’s the truth. At least now the Yanks have a decent option for replacing Abreu next year.