Rosenthal: Talks about Keppinger went nowhere

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Via Ken Rosenthal, trade talks between the Yankees and Astros about infielder Jeff Keppinger went “nowhere.” I assume that means the Yankees have moved on after showing interest in him earlier this offseason. Keppinger would have been a real nice fit because he hits lefties and can play all over the infield, but oh well. There’s other fish in the utility infielder sea. No need to overpay for one in a trade.

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  • Mark L.

    He was a good fit and the Astros didn’t want to play him or pay him — what could they possibly have asked for? This seems like it should have been a gimme for Cashman. In past years I would have thought this was a sign that Cashman is aiming higher but nothing he’s done since Lee would suggest any urgency to upgrade until June/July.

    • http://riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      Keppinger’s a utility infielder that won’t play all that often because of the starters the team has. No reason to be aggressive here. Let the Astros keep him until they’re desperate to move his salary.

  • Poopy Pants

    I’d only want Keppinger if he agreed to use The Ultimate Warrior’s entrance music for each at-bat while running to the plate.

  • theyankeewarrior

    Report: Talks for all Yankee 2010 off-season targets went “nowhere”

    • The Big City of Dreams

      Yea pretty much lol

  • E-ROC

    Willy Aybar FTW

  • Slappy White

    Cashman is doing a great job. We dont need to panic. I mean, we have Pena, Nunez, Colin Curtis, Greg Golson and Kevin Russo on the bench as it stands now. Everything is fine……..wait, whaaaaaaaat

  • candyforstalin

    no need to sign one at all, right now.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Bring in Jerry Hairston Jr.

  • Jess

    I like how some of you just want the Yankees to do something. It’s like the kid who can’t go by the toy store and not get something. Even if it’s a bad trade. You have no clue what they wanted. That’s why fans could never run a club.

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

    Bah, I would’ve really liked him. Oh well :(

  • Chops

    I vote for the Brothers Hairston