Dec
21

Olney: Yanks working hard to land a pitcher tonight

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Update (10:12pm): Mark Feinsand says they’re close to a deal, but it’s not a salary dump. Yay, no Lowe!

Update (9:51pm): Kenny Rosenthal echoes Olney’s report, adding that it is in fact a trade.

Update (9:50pm): Ken Davidoff hears the Yanks have (are in?) “two or three” serious trade discussions for a starter, though none for Harang.

8:50pm: Via Buster Olney, the Yankees are “working very hard tonight on deal for starting pitcher.” Tonight being the key word. Earlier today we heard the team was looking to add a starter before New Year’s, but that seemed rather arbitrary. Olney’s wording leads you to believe the team is in the final stages of negotiations at this moment.

So … any guesses? Olney mentions they were in on Aaron Harang last year, but that’s not a small contract.

464 Comments

  1. JobaWockeeZ says:

    I’m guessing Sheets. I’m hoping Dushcherer though it wouldn’t be the end of the world with Sheets.

    • scooter says:

      With the rumored timetables for each guy, and the Crasnick report that Duchscherer has 3 offers on the table, that’s my bet, too

      It COULD be a deal, as in ‘trade’

      I doubt it’s Zambrano.

      Lowe seems way too pricey – and Swisher for Lowe would only work if the Yankees had Holliday in the bag (and so much for the budget)

  2. /crosses fingers for Sheets or J-Dukes.

  3. Mr.Jigginz says:

    I believe MLB Trade Rumors reported earlier in the week that Duscherer was rumored to be near a decision…

  4. Greg says:

    Duke of Hurl

  5. chriskeo says:

    Mike, I am confused, does this mean that they are trying to trade for a pitcher, or sign one, or doesn’t imply one specifically.

    • Mike Axisa says:

      I have no idea. I changed the wording in my post to leave it more open ended. At first, I thought it was a trade, but I can see otherwise.

      • I’m thinking trade, here’s the quote

        “Yankees working very hard tonight on deal for starting pitcher. Remember that they came close to deal for Aaron Harang in summer”

        ‘Deal’ is used to refer to what’s going on tonight, as well as Harang from last year. I’ll assume that Onley uses ‘deal’ for trades and ‘signing’ for FAs

  6. John ny says:

    I’m going off the radar…no sheets/ducsherer. Someone big

  7. pat says:

    Hmm if it has to be tonight it could be Cash trying to steal a good pitcher from someone before the rival GM can change his mind.

    That being said I still have no idea.

  8. Jack says:

    Roger Clemens

  9. Mike Pop says:

    Jeez. Who knows.

  10. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    I believe it is Justin Duchscherer, since he is close to a decision, and the Yankees are close to signing somebody.

    I like this better than Ben Sheets, so I hope this happens.

  11. KDB says:

    They’re getting IPK back.

  12. V says:

    Cashman loves to give the Yankee fans big presents for the Holidays. Why should this year be any different? Please, no Harang though.

  13. He mentioned Harang, but I think he was just taking a swipe at a name.

    BTW-Mike, kudos on that piece you did this afternoon. I know it’s impossible to nail down definitively, but you did a good job of going wherever the numbers led, despite having a preconceived notion going in.

    • whozat says:

      …actually, mike did a back of the envelope calculation that he specifically mentioned did not take into account a number of important variables, including (but not limited to) the quality of opposing batters. Which is probably the single most important variable to account for in this case.

      So…really, we still don’t know very much at all.

  14. sam says:

    The way the post was worded, it sounded more like a trade than a FA signing to me. We might do both. I like Duchscherer, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Cash traded for another guy, too. Sheets wants $12M, which is insane, and if that doesn’t come down, there’s no way Cash gets him.

  15. Mike Pop says:

    Could he be trading for another Aceves type? A guy that can be a swingman.

  16. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    It better not be: Harang, Arroyo, Lowe, or Zambrano.

    I read a trade proposal for Lowe or Zambrano (forgot which one) that included Melky and Joba. I swear the Yankees mlb board is the worst place to talk about the Yankees, next to LoHud.

  17. Please no:

    Lowe
    Harang
    Zambrano
    Pinero
    Garland

  18. Gloves says:

    Can someone enlighten me as to why the Yankees would chose Duchscherer over Sheets? Duchscherer has had less than 30 starts in his career, and he’s 30. Sheets is an established ace.

  19. ledavidisrael says:

    This fucked up the rest of my night. Im going to spend the rest of hit hitting refresh on twitter! Thanks Olney!

  20. Phil McCracken says:

    Maybe Igawa is being called up.

  21. Riddering says:

    How long did the Redskins have possession in the first quarter? 30 seconds?

  22. YankCrank says:

    For all of you saying you want Harang in a Reds salary dump but believe Cash doesn’t want to pay $12 million for Sheets, Harang is due to make $12.5 next year.

    Either direction means a good bump in the payroll.

  23. Mark says:

    If it is Harang would the Reds eat any of that contract?

  24. 8:07pm: Could this be related to what David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution wrote in the comments section of his blog earlier this evening?

    “Got a call from a NY writer today wanting to know if I’d heard anything heating up between Yankees and Braves…. Apparently Yankees have hinted at doing “something big” soon. Don’t know if that means pitching”.

    Hard to imagine the Yankees will go another round with Javier Vazquez, but could this mean Derek Lowe? Like Harang, the Yankees could be among the few teams able to take on Lowe’s three-year, $45MM deal.

    • I hate to say this (because I don’t like Lowe) but Lowe makes sense.
      -Braves are desperate to get rid of him
      -Lowe was quoted saying “he would never have signed there” if he was going to be traded a year later
      -The Braves CANT bring him back, so they’ll eat salary
      -Yanks went after Lowe last year as a FA, so they’re already familiar with him. Had AJ not signed, they would have signed him next.

      It all adds up.

      • Mike Axisa says:

        Too much money and too many years. The Braves would need to kick in about $10M a year to make it even worth considering.

        Lowe threw 16.1 fewer innings in 2009 than he did in 2008, yet allowed 59 (!) more baserunners.

      • Drew says:

        Except for performance. This ain’t the NL. It’s been awhile since he’s been in the AL East and that didn’t end well.

        • Right, which is why I don’t like him. Cash might view him as a replacement for Wang as a ground ball machine/inning eater type. At 37 in the AL East, I just have major doubts on how effective he’ll be.

      • whozat says:

        except the three-year, big money deal. I don’t know that Atlanta could eat enough cash to make that palatable, and I also don’t know that I think Lowe is a good bet to be any better than Joba or Hughes over the duration of that deal.

    • Drew says:

      Hmm.. Maybe Mclouth is involved. He’s a great little playa.

      /Francesa’d

  25. Mike Pop says:

    I don’t think Cashman would take on Lowe and the 45 million that is left on his deal unless he got some solid minor league chips with it. Javier Vazquez I could see but he might cost too much in terms of trade bait.

  26. Drew says:

    Hmmm.. If it’s a trade I wonder if Swish is involved.

    • Damn, stole the words right out of my mouth. Wren inquired on Swish last year.

    • I hope that isn’t the case. Trading Swisher, especially for a big contract starter, is a bad move in a few different ways.

      • Drew says:

        I know what you mean but Swish carries a ton of trade value. He’s an on base machine, he hits for power and he’s not over paid. A lot of teams would love to have him.

        • Mike Pop says:

          Exactly why it’s a bad move for the Yankees in a few different ways. ;)

        • AndrewYF says:

          Right, so why waste his value on an overpaid starter that a team is looking to dump?

          Swisher isn’t going anywhere.

          • Drew says:

            Haha. Exactly. Because I totally said we should get an overpaid starter that a team is looking to dump.

            • AndrewYF says:

              Matt said: “Trading Swisher, especially for a big contract starter, is a bad move in a few different ways.”

              You replied: “I know what you mean but Swish carries a ton of trade value.”

              That ‘but’ means that you would not be so sure about not trading Swisher for a big contract starter.

              If you would like to take back your comment and say you misread Matt’s statement, you may do so now. I’m sure we will all accept your apology.

              • Drew says:

                First off, “big” does not translate “bad” or “overpaid.”

                The main point Matt was getting at is, trading Swisher would be a made move in several different ways. Just because he said “especially a big contract starter” doesn’t mean that was the only way that trading Swish would be a bad move.

                I voiced why trading Swish would be a good move.

        • So the Yankees should be interested in giving him up for a bad contract?

        • scooter says:

          How do you trade Swisher without signing Holliday?

          And how do you stay within budget and sign Holliday? (Back-load the contract?)

        • Zack says:

          Problem is, his value is greater than Lowe, Harang, Arroyo, [enter crappy pitcher name here]

  27. Infamous Richards says:

    How bout them giants

  28. Crazy Eyes Killa says:

    Wow ESPN is actually breaking something for a change, instead of writing “sources:……..” and stealing someone else’s report

  29. Crazy Eyes Killa says:

    Harang was way too hittable last year and gives up too many dingers, sure hope its not him

  30. Taintstick says:

    With Cashmoney as GM, rumors of a trade for a starting pitcher most likely means Matt Holliday will be our LF next year.

  31. Eric says:

    I think a Melky or Gardner for Lowe deal could be made if the Braves ate about 15 – 20 million dollars of the contract, and i think the Braves would make that deal to shed salary…..It would work for both teams.

  32. If Cash trades away Swish, will Matt ever forgive him?

  33. Goosemania says:

    I have a bad feeling that this trade will include Swisher and Atlanta. That trade would be excellent if we were getting Jair Jurrjens but thats doubtful. Im nervous.

    • Mike Axisa says:

      I’m confident in Cash. I can’t remember the last time he made a trade that made me say “damn, he overpaid.”

      • jsbrendog says:

        but marte sucks and nady is injured and tabata is awesome and did ytou see wat ohlendorf and karstenbs did for pitts?!?!11?!11

        \ig’nant’d

  34. Crazy Eyes Killa says:

    This is probably nothing. If there were something I bet either Fox Sports or SI would be on it.

  35. Mark says:

    If he traded Swisher would Damon be back in play?

  36. John R says:

    Check on the latest post on MLBTradeRumors.com. Says Yanks are working with Atlanta on a trade.

  37. Mark says:

    I thought Granderson CF, Damon LF, and Melky RF, but who knows just throwing it out there.

  38. yankees76 says:

    Jeez, not sure Lowe is the answer in his age 37 season. (He’ll be 37 on June 1.)

    Lowe has been the better pitcher, and has been successful (and unsuccessful) in the AL East.

    I’m not sure whether I want Harang or Lowe less.

    Can’t we just sign Sheets and/or Duke?

  39. V says:

    I do not care if the Braves kicked in 20 million. I would not trade Swisher for Lowe. Please stop the insanity……..Unless the Yanks intend to sign Holliday. Budget? What budget?

  40. Michael Kay says:

    What in the name of Marty Janzen?! Come on Olney, don’t Page 6 us here, GIVE US NAMES!

  41. Gio says:

    Three way deal where we get Vazquez and Juan Rivera from Angels. Then we’ll have both players we traded to get Javy back in ’03-’04.

  42. JMK THE OVERSHARE's Glenn Beck Complex says:

    Gardner for Shaeffer and Lowe? As much as I’d like to see Brett Gardner dropped into a cauldron of scalding hot semen, ultimately succumbing to terrible burns in Atlanta, I wouldn’t want to grab Lowe EVEN with Shaeffer unless Atlanta basically eats his contract.

  43. OK, here’s my deal:

    Braves get Nick Swisher, Austin Jackson and Ian Kennedy

    Yanks get Derek Lowe, Mike Gonzalez and Rafael Soriano

  44. NY says:

    Lowe would provide a good innings eater in case Andy or AJ go down, so I wouldnt have too much of a problem if its for him. If it’s including Swisher though – does it mean Cash is also targeting Holliday? Hmmmm….

  45. Drew says:

    Suddenly the seemingly cold stove heats up.. I wonder if this is all bullshit.

    Cash rarely let’s anyone know what he’s thinking and what he’s doing, this situation shouldn’t be much different.

    • I don’t think it’s BS, since Cash was quoted the other day about getting something done by New Years. Not like that’s some hard deadline, but implying he’s had some talks and thinks there’s a deal to be made, where both parties are pretty close.

  46. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    Marlins/Braves/Yankees

    Marlins give: JJ, Stanton
    Marlins get: Igawa

    Braves give: JJ, Heyward
    Braves get: Edwar

    Yankees give: Igawa, Edwar
    Yankees get: JJ, JJ, Stanton, Heyward.

    Heyward, Montero, Stanton makes me sooooo wet

  47. Big B says:

    My guess – BWebb from Arizona.

  48. Louis says:

    id say probably Lowe and maybe Haraang, whoever it is, id prefer they didnt have to give up any mega prospects, namely Jesus Montero. I dont think theyll have to though, cause all the pitchers theyre targeting are high contract pitchers who wuld be more of a signing than a trade, but if they actually are pulling off “something big”, like is being implied, than id prefer they… um… didnt give up Montero? And i think its ironic that Lowe is a possibility because last year it was considered almost an impossibility that the Yanks sign Lowe, Sabathia, and Burnett, but now there on the verge of doing just that

  49. wi-Fi Guy says:

    Im going way off topic than everyone else ROY OSWALT !!!

  50. yankees76 says:

    We’ll know soon enough. Wish it were someone with decent potential, though. Neither Harang nor Lowe are going to be “innings eaters” if they aren’t good enough to pitch in the AL East (in Lowe’s case, “anymore”).

  51. I’m not going to bother speculating on what might be going on, but I’ll say this… If they trade Jesus Montero, I’ll be disappointed. I know that if they traded him and got back a young superstar it’d probably be a good move, but unless we’re talking Felix or someone like that, I don’t want to hear Montero’s name attached to any rumored or consummated deal.

  52. Mike Axisa says:

    Guys, check out the updates to the original post.

  53. Joey H says:

    I called a Swisher for Javy swap earlier in the week.

  54. wi-Fi Guy says:

    http://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal

    Speculations of a trade =O

  55. D-Roc says:

    josh johnson is coming to the bronx

  56. Alex B says:

    I know this is real far fetched, but how about Duck from the buccos?? Young, and has shown he can pitch even in the death trap of a team in Pittsburgh….

  57. Big B says:

    I hope they don’t give up the farm no matter who it may be. Do you think the Cubs are trying to do a salary dump with Zambrano? Just a guess.

  58. JMK THE OVERSHARE's Glenn Beck Complex says:

    Josh Johnson anyone?

  59. Sigh…

    A trade for a starter–that isn’t some young stud–would really be at worst a big step back for the ’10 team and at best a side-step. Hurting (or, stupidly stopping completely) the development of Hughes or Chamberlain as starters would be disappointing.

  60. Fuck, the suspense is killing me. I need names, dammit.

  61. Free Mike Vick says:

    How can no one know who the pitchers are??? lol

  62. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    I hate the fact that it’s a trade, I’d much rather sign J-Duch, or maybe it’s Z-Duke… which would be better than Lowe, Harang, or Zambrano.

  63. Mike Pop says:

    I’m worried this might involve giving up Montero AND Hughes or Joba.

    • If it’s for Felix or Johnson, I’d be okay. Disappointed…but okay.

      • Zanath says:

        I really can’t see Seattle trading Felix. They are clearly in contention for the AL West in ’10. Their rotation right now is great with Lee and Felix. Can’t see why they’d want to give an arm like Felix up in this situation.

      • scooter says:

        Seattle put themselves in position to win the AL West with a rotation led by King Felix and Lee – and spent cash to get Figgins. Why would the Mariners then trade the best pitcher in baseball?

        Josh Johnson? I would be too excited to be disappointed

        • toad says:

          Seattle put themselves in position to win the AL West with a rotation led by King Felix and Lee – and spent cash to get Figgins. Why would the Mariners then trade the best pitcher in baseball?

          They wouldn’t.

    • Drew says:

      That would be a blockbuster.

    • Gio says:

      Why? They better be geting Josh Johnson or Lincecum if that’s the case. And we all know neither of those are happening.

  64. Mark says:

    That is why Cash is the best, everyone knows Cash is in trade discussions, but no one has any idea what players.

  65. How is it possible that Jon Heyman hasn’t broke the story yet?

  66. Joey H says:

    Carlos Zambrano? I heard that this morning.

  67. wi-Fi Guy says:

    The mets are giving up its Johan Santana !

    • wi-Fi Guy says:

      Lets name all the tops pitchers and say their teams are giving upp i just hope theirs a team giving upp yesss

  68. JM says:

    What’s the problem with giving names, Olney?

  69. Army vet says:

    If it’s Derek Lowe – would you guys hate Cashman?

  70. Free Mike Vick says:

    LOL @ no one having a clue who the pitchers are. haha

  71. Zack says:

    2009 OPS+

    Derek Lowe: 88
    Joba Chamberlain: 90

    Again tell me why we need Lowe? When only 1 of those 2 players is going to get better with age.

  72. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    it wont be Lowe…that goes against everything Cashman has been saying about the budget and offseason moves. he wont do something stupid, at least i hope not. god i hate the waiting

  73. ultimate913 says:

    My Mo. PLEASE don’t let it be Lowe.

  74. Drew says:

    Hmm, if no one knows what team and what player, maybe they don’t know what position either? Maybe we shouldn’t assume its for a starter.

    ..eh, who am I kidding, it has got to be a starter.

    • VO says:

      It’s almost definitely a starter. That’s the one thing that all the reports have in common. I don’t think it’s going to be anyone like Harang or Lowe. Cashman has been sticking to his budget, I don’t see them eating any major salary.

  75. BklynJT says:

    Man, i was hoping we could go into the season we Hughes, Joba, and Montero. would be pretty disappointed if one of them is traded.

  76. KayGee says:

    Peavy anyyone? Kenny loves getting raped by the cash man

  77. SteveA says:

    Brian Bannister perhaps?

  78. Mike Pop says:

    Feinsand says it’s not a salary dump.

  79. Comrade Al says:

    Jurrjens?

  80. Free Mike Vick says:

    Why do i get the feeling i’m going to be slightly disappointed when i hear who it is?

  81. Ok, fine, it’s not Harang. Now, please, tell me it’s not Lowe.

  82. V Squared says:

    Please no.

  83. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    new update…no more Lowe speculation…now im really interested in this move..its not a salary dump which means it might be a pretty significant trade. wow this better go down tonight..i wont be able to sleep

    • Reggie C. says:

      I’d be shocked if we don’t get a name tonight. Everybody’s awake and looking for the name. Its gonna leak within the hour. its gotta…right?

  84. Pat Moran says:

    After watching RAW tonight, I wonder how J. Damon ever did an interview without embarassing himself.. Worst guest host EVER, dont bring him back Yanks just on that alone!

    • Mike Pop says:

      Come on man.

      the guy has a stuttering problem, he’s done okay in his post game interviews considering his condition.

      • Pat Moran says:

        I was just joking.. I LOVE J. Damon would love him back again.. But he really is a terrible RAW host, I have no idea what possessed him to do this.

  85. Drew says:

    Re: most recent update

    WOOT!! I’m getting ancy here.

  86. steve (different one) says:

    this is insane. every single detail of every trade has been leaked for the last year, and no one even knows what team they are talking to?

    this has got to be huge, no?

    no one is protecting a Brian Bannister trade secret with their life, right?

  87. sk says:

    Josh Johnson?

  88. danny says:

    please no Zambrano.

  89. scooter says:

    According to Mark Feinsand, NOT a salary dump (so not Harang, Lowe or Zambrano):
    http://twitter.com/BloggingBom.....6915912068

    If that’s the case, it’s something big (Oswalt, Johnson)

    • Reggie C. says:

      Is Oswalt still a big deal? He’s 32 years old and the peripherals are declining.

    • Head Scratcher says:

      If it’s J. Johnson, we have more than replaced the void of dick jokes in the Yankeeverse.

      In all seriousness, what would Florida ask for (and turn down) in return? I’m thinking primarily Montero + Joba/Phil + lower class prospect. Hopefully that won’t come to be.

  90. Omg!Zombies! says:

    Man I parked my ass in front of my puter and forgot about the Giants game.

    I feel like a fat kid with cake

  91. Harang
    Lowe

    OK, we’ve narrowed it down a bit. Only 288 pitchers to go.

  92. Ben says:

    If it’s something big I’ll take a guess and say its either Josh Johnson, Matt Cain or Roy Oswalt. Doubt its Zambrano and it better not be Derek Lowe.

    Although a Melky-Gorzelanny swap could happen…but that doesnt fit in with the report of Cashman wanting to do something “big”.

    • Alex S says:

      i would love me some matt cain

      • Reggie C. says:

        I didnt exactly call it, but i did posit a Cain for Montero trade several months ago. It gave several of our noteworthy posters pause before rejecting it. If its Cain … we’re likely losing Montero.

        • Alex S says:

          not saying i would make that trade…..especially if Montero is involved. But i have always been a Cain fan

          • Chazzy says:

            Montero for Cain doesn’t seem like a good fit… NL team with no DH and a block at C (Posey) … absolutely no experience at 1b.

            Aside from that i’d love to see Cain here. ALL ABOARD THE GRAVY TRAIN.

  93. V Squared says:

    This is going to be EPIC !!!!

  94. danny says:

    DO NOT TRADE MONTERO.

    /rant finished.

  95. BklynJT says:

    My bet is that it is Johnson, the dude fits into the budget.

  96. VO says:

    I would assume that either Melky, or Gardner is in this deal from all of the recent reports saying that teams have been interested. I also think that Cashman isn’t teasing us and it will be someone of interest.

  97. Nick says:

    any chance it’s Josh Johnson?

  98. Camilo Gerardo says:

    wth…

    watch it is going to be a Holliday signing, smoke and mirrors

  99. Charlie says:

    holy shit this is suspenseful. and i’m calling it, it is Felix Hernandez

  100. pat says:

    Josh Johnson + Maybin for Hughes+ Montero?

  101. ultimate913 says:

    I’m calling it. It’s Cliff Lee. Yes. His mind. It is blown…….again.

  102. SamVa says:

    okay, since everyone else is calling it
    i’m “calling” Grienke…
    I like to go as realistic as possible.
    I mean the royals wanted melk or gardy..
    that’s a fair swap.

  103. KayGee says:

    GIVE ME PEAVY

  104. DGeezy says:

    for the sake of throwing out a name that hasnt been mentioned, i wonder if the yankees would consider/are considering reacquiring ted lilly

  105. slater says:

    guys – Florida turned down Smoak and Feliz for Josh Johnson. That means they’re not taking Joba / Phil and Montero.

  106. Gio says:

    Each of these little Twitter-tidbits keep eliminating possibilities: who’s left???

  107. Free Mike Vick says:

    I’m feeling JJ.

  108. Alex C says:

    I am going to take a guess and say Bonderman. Maybe Lilly??

  109. MAtt says:

    Teddy Lilz, this year will be a Yankee homecoming

  110. JMK THE OVERSHARE's Glenn Beck Complex says:

    Would anyone do Cain or Josh Johnson for Montero+Joba?

  111. mike n. says:

    jonathan sanchez?

  112. whozat says:

    Given that it’s not a salary dump, this is either going to be a much lower-level move than people are talking about, or it’s going to involve Montero and one of Hughes or Joba.

    I’m really not sure I understand the motivation for either :-/

  113. Jake H says:

    I wonder if it’s for Ted Lilly.

  114. Can Adrian Gonzalez pitch?

  115. Reggie C. says:

    Outside the box: JOE BLANTON.

    pls dont kill me when i’m right.

  116. Gio says:

    I’m guessing the trade is for Kyle Farnsworth.

    Just kidding, but I wouldn’t be shocked if this were a minor move and we’ve all been jocked.

  117. Randy A. says:

    I’m preparing to be underwhelmed by this deal.

  118. VO says:

    I’m thinking Lilly

  119. Drew says:

    My sister’s cousin’s brother’s nephew’s father’s wife’s daughter is related to Josh Johnson! She says it’s a done deal!

    /totally credible source’d

  120. SamVa says:

    What if it’s just someone who started a rumor, like Cash is just like.. “let’s see how riled up we can get the media…” hahahaha I know that would be awful, but if I was a GM i think I would do it once, just to mess with the media for all of the shit they print.

  121. Taintstick says:

    I think it will be a B-lister…Wandy Rodriguez, Chris Young, Jorge de la Rosa, etc

  122. Rockdog says:

    David Wells

  123. Charlie says:

    needless to say, i will not sleep until i know the mystery pitcher

  124. ledavidisrael says:

    Injuryexpert is saying Zambrano

  125. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    this is offtopic but wow i wish hakeem nicks would score so i could be in the fantasy superbowl

  126. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    Why do the Red Sox sign Lackey, then everyone assumes they will trade Clay Buccholz for Adrian Gonzalez, yet… they can’t decide who the hell this trade is be for?

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

      NESN made up the pipe dream of Adrian Gonzalez to the Sox and spread it everywhere. Thankfully there’s nothing like that over here so…we have no freakin idea who this guy is.

  127. Teix is the Man says:

    No other team will accept our shitty prospects because Texas’ are better.
    -Slater’d

  128. Ray Fuego says:

    They are trading for Zack Greinke. You heard it here.

  129. Teix is the Man says:

    No other team will accept our shitty prospects because Texas’ are better.
    -Slater’d

    • whozat says:

      No one said that, but Smoak is ALSO an elite bat, and Feliz is just as elite as a Joba/Hughes and he has more years of team control.

      it doesn’t add up.

      • Sleepy Carl says:

        I don’t think that rumor was ever confirmed. I just don’t see how they turned it down if it where true.

  130. D. Pasqua says:

    Unconfirmed- It’s Zambrano

  131. Pat Moran says:

    I take back everything I said about Dadmon after he just made out with Mae Young.. He’s my hero again.

    And I dont think its more than a #4 starter we’re talking bout here.

  132. Alan says:

    Justin Verlander ? might as well thing BIG !

  133. For Lack of a More Creative Name... Alex says:

    This is more suspenseful than Game 2 of the ALDS!! (Not really, but I am going insane.) I really want to keep Joba, Hughes, and Montero, but Cash knows his shit.

  134. joemomma says:

    its timmy lincecum =)

    on a more serious note. its probably a 4 or 5 guy from a low payroll team, or it can be 2-3 guy from a medium payroll team

  135. Teix is the Man says:

    I think Texas has better prospects, so nobody will trade for our shitty ones
    -Slater’d

  136. KayGee says:

    Verlander?

  137. Greg P says:

    Possibly Gil Mesche (sp)?

  138. Matt Imbrogno says:

    IT’S BEEN A WHOLE 24 MINUTES WITHOUT AN UPDATE!! GAAAAH!!

  139. Free Mike Vick says:

    JON HEYMAN WOKE UP!

  140. Teix is the Man says:

    Joba and Montero will Not land an ace
    -Slater’d

  141. Gio says:

    Mey Mike – can we get a spillover thread?

  142. Will says:

    How about this:

    The Giants were supposedly very hot after Nick Johnson, so maybe after Damon came back with his reduced rate, Cashman called Sabean to see if maybe they could flip him? If so, I’d say a fair return would be Jonathan Sanchez. Another alternative would be Swisher for Sanchez, which I don’t think I’d like. Wishful thinking has me hoping for Matt Cain.

  143. danny says:

    zambrano gets paid $18 mil!?!? WTF, please stay away Cash.

  144. Matt Imbrogno says:

    This is either going to be something organization-changing or incredibly minor.

  145. Reggie C. says:

    If nothing materializes tonight … I dont think i’ll be able to sleep.

    Pending Yankees trade + Nicks injury + Avatar = insomnia

  146. Mo says:

    I’m going to say Nolasco.

  147. Doug says:

    pick 6 baby

  148. BrianM says:

    My wild stab in the dark will be a deal with the Cubs for Lilly with Melky and prospects going the other way.

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