The RAB Radio Show: December 6, 2010

Will it take seven to get Lee?
The Clifton and Carsten comparison

RAB is live at the Winter Meetings, and we’re reporting on an active Day 1. There aren’t many transactions going down for the Yanks, but their division rivals have changed things up a bit. Mike and I talk about Adrian Gonzalez to the Red Sox, Shaun Marcum from the Jays to the Brewers, and Mark Reynolds to the Orioles.

Is Andy Pettitte retiring? We don’t know yet, but Brian Cashman doesn’t sound optimistic. What would Pettitte’s retirement mean for the Yankees’ winter plans?

Of course we’re going to talk about Cliff Lee. His agent has been making the rounds during the meetings. Basically, anything you hear about the situation is an attempt to get the most possible money. We should see something develop in the next few days.

Plus, bits on Jorge, Kerry Wood, and more.

Podcast run time 24:14

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Will it take seven to get Lee?
The Clifton and Carsten comparison
  • JobaWockeeZ

    Pettitte is probably better than everyone on the trade market but I don’t think it’s substantial to Gavin Floyd. He’s young on a team friendly contract who posted a 3.46 FIP last year.

    Better news is that the guy controlling his future is…Kenny Williams. More I look into Floyd themore I want the guy. 7.5 K/9, 2.4 BB/9, and lock for 180-190 innings. We said that about Vazquez but he has a better track record and has actually performed at the AL level quite nicely. He’s reported to be on the market so the Yanks should try to net him if this Pettitte thing is true.

    • Zack

      I’d like Floyd too, I just don’t see what incentive a playoff-caliber team that just gave Dunn 56m and is planning to re-sign Konerko has to trade one of their better starters.

      While the Swisher trade was bad, Swish was coming off a bad year and there were issues with Ozzie. Not defending the trade, but those are the events leading up to the trade. Floyd is coming off of 3 consistant seasons and haven’t heard anything with him regarding Ozzie.

  • mbonzo

    I know Jack Curry is here somewhere… Show yourself!

  • YankeesJunkie

    I wonder if Brackman, Warren, and Romine would get the deal done.