Jul
31

Yankees quiet as 2011 trade deadline passes

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This seemed unthinkable a few days/weeks/months ago, but the Yankees did not make a single move before today’s 4:00pm ET non-waiver trade deadline. Several reporters have confirmed it in case you were holding out hope that something happened under-the-radar. It’s the first time since 2002 that they didn’t make any kind of move in late-July.

The Yankees talked with the Rockies about Ubaldo Jimenez, with the Dodgers about Hiroki Kuroda, with the Astros about Wandy Rodriguez, and I’m sure many other clubs about many other players, but none of the returns justified the cost. Waiver trades can still happen in August t(hat’s how the Yankees got Chad Gaudin two seasons ago), and Wandy’s contract will certainly clear waivers. He’s not completely out of play yet. What you see is what you’re getting though, this is the team the Yankees will likely finish the season with.

Categories : Asides, Trade Deadline
  • Cy Pettitte

    whatevs, i’m totally over it.

  • Dave

    Pssst. It’s “quiet” and not “quite”.

  • Jack Merridew

    Once Jiminez went there was no available pitcher better than Ivan Nova. Unfortunately, the MLB club doesn’t see Nova as their 4th best starter even though the numbers show he has been this season and Nova will probably be sent down again.

  • Brian S.

    Not happy with Bedard to the Red Sox.

    • FIPster Doofus

      Same. I was perfectly content with doing nothing and then that news came over the wire. Bedard is very good if healthy. Obviously, his health is a huge question mark, but it doesn’t appear that Boston gave up much. Worthwhile gamble.

      • The Fallen Phoenix

        I guess Red Sox finally got their answer to Bartolo Colon? Not that this was a bad deal – depending on what the Sox gave up, it’s probably a medium-risk move to bolster what has suddenly become a rather fragile rotation.

        Seems like they were more desperate to make a move for a starting pitcher than the Yankees were, imo, given their targets.

        • Mike

          I wouldn’t call it desperate to trade the prospects they gave up. I never heard of them. I call it a smart move. They gave up close to nothing.

    • http://RiverAve.Blues GT Yankee

      I’m so with you on this one Brian. We should have able to pull off at least a secondary trade. Choate, Thornton, Bedard. The Sox, that were already better then us now have added a tough lefty who although fragile, can be shutdown. I wouldn’t want to have to face Bedard in a playoff series at YS and now my guess is we will. After two failures with Lee and now this perhaps it’s time to “Cash Out” and give Damon O. a shot as everyone else seems to want him. Not giving up top prospects for a ? is great, but standing pat totally is unacceptable.

      • Cuso

        dooooooooom

      • Dropped Third Superstar

        You are telling me you would shudder facing Bedard in the playoffs at yankee stadium??? That would be a gift if that happened!

        • http://RiverAve.Blues GT Yankee

          I’ll be sure and remind you of your post Third when we march Freddy out against them.

          • Dropped Third Superstar

            Yea when freddy goes out there and gives up 3 over 6-7 frames, like he has done in almost every start this year and the inconsistent bedard struggles…. remind me

          • Dave

            Garcia > Bedard.

            • http://RiverAve.Blues GT Yankee

              Some people are really high on Kool-Aid. Anyone want me to pull Freddy’s numbers against 1st and 2nd place teams this year? Just like beating up on the O’s….it ain’t no thing.

              • Dropped Third Superstar

                Pull them up I’m actually curious

                • http://RiverAve.Blues GT Yankee

                  Okay, as promised. Since May ’11

                  AL East
                  Boston 6/7 1.2 IP 4ER Loss
                  Boston 5/15 5.1 IP 4ER Loss
                  (Yankees in 2nd)

                  AL Central
                  Detroit 5/4 7.0 IP 4ER Loss
                  Clevland 6/12 6.2 IP 1ER Win

                  AL West
                  Texas-No Starts
                  LA Angels-No Starts

                  That’s a combined record of 1-3, 20.2 IP 13 ER
                  I believe that puts his ERA at a bit over 6.00
                  1 Quality Start

                  Any additional thoughts?

                  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

                    SSS

                    • http://RiverAve.Blues GT Yankee

                      Is that “Small Sample Size”

                      or “Sucky Shit Sample”?

                      You’re right….we should flush those 4 games
                      Especially the two against our main rival

                    • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

                      Small sample size.

                      We shouldn’t flush those 4 starts, but they also don’t mean he couldn’t possibly toss a gem against the Red Sox or Tigers on any given night (or in the playoffs.)

                    • http://RiverAve.Blues GT Yankee

                      Well, I hope you are right, but unfortunately believe that will not be the case.

                      We’ll get a preview very soon

                      Saturday @ Red Sox: Freddy Garcia or Sabathia
                      Sunday @ Red Sox: Garcia or Sabathia

      • Pasqua

        I would face Bedard, with confidence, every day of the week. The man has not been a top-of-the-line starter for years. He’s NEVER healthy (almost literally never) and, when on the mound, has not done anything overly impressive since his days with Baltimore. No worries here.

        • http://RiverAve.Blues GT Yankee

          Unlike Freddy the man has quality starts against quality teams. The fact that he is left handed for YS is a plus for reducing short porch home runs from left handed hitters

          Yes….his start yesterday sucked coming off the DL. However here’s some info prior to that:

          Month of May, 5 Earned Runs in 5 Starts!
          Month of June, 8 Earned Runs in 5 Starts!

          64.1 Innings Pitched-13 Earned Runs= 1.86 ERA
          Yeah, you’re right, that’s not at impressive

          • Pasqua

            First, you can do away witht he sarcasm, dude. Don’t insult my intelligence. Second, you are going to cite two months of work as a reason that he’s top flight? The man is made of glass. His lack of statistics while on the DL would back that up. Is he good when he’s pitching? Sometimes. Talented? Yup. Healthy? Never.

            • http://RiverAve.Blues GT Yankee

              I wasn’t being sarcastic….just guessing you didn’t look at/see many Mariner games this year or see boxscores

              Reality is for a two month span he was one of the best lefthanded pitchers in the AL

  • Mark

    Free Jesus!

    • mbonzo

      Yankees acquire Jesus Montero from Scranton.

  • Midland TX

    The Yankees are quite what?

    I am not heartbroken over Bedard. Maybe Ed Wade needs a few days or weeks for his wounded pride to stop stinging, and then Houston will be realistic about a reasonable amount of cash or prospects to include in a W-Rod deal.

  • http://facebook.com/andrewjcalagna Drew

    worst trading deadline

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    • billysbartender

      gotta give that award to ’08. Cash traded McCutcheon and Tabata and Karstens for Xavier Nady and Craig Wilson. Then he traded Farnsworth (whom I hated but was pitching very well at the time) for a completely useless Pudge Rodriguez lookalike. The season turned for the worse and they didn’t make the playoffs for the first time since 1993.

      • Ray the Anti-Handle

        The Yankees never had McCutchen…

        • Andrew518

          Pretty sure Ohlendorff was the other piece of the trade not McCutchen…

          also I thought this is where Damaso Marte came from, yeah I know easy to forget about him..

          Despite inacurate details I would agree that this was a pretty bad trade, but what about…

          KEN PHELPS FOR JAY BUHNER!!!

        • Thomas Cassidy

          They did. Daniel McCutchen.

  • Gerald Williams (Yankee Legend) Needs a Monument

    Jesus walks…. it’s time! Let’s give him a shot.

  • Ryan 407

    Unreal. I hope Cashman walks at the end of the season.

    • pat

      What should he have done?

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        TRADED TEH FARM FOR KING FELIX AND CLAYTON KERSHAW!1!1!1!1!1!1!1

    • Kevin D.

      Was he in an accident?

      • RIP Irabu

        He took a 3 hour nap at 1:00

    • Thomas Cassidy

      He will walk, thank God. I’ve hated him for quite some time.

      • CP

        I agree. I hate all of those World Series and playoff appearances. I would much prefer someone that let the team suck for a few years.

        • Thomas Cassidy

          You’re right. Because he didn’t inherit the late 90s team, and throwing all of that money at CC, Burnett, Tex was a move only a good GM could do, right?

          • FIPster Doofus

            So Cashman gets no credit when the Yankees win. Cool. Rational.

          • Hardy

            They could have thrown similar money at Soriano and Zito instead of CC and Tex.

      • Cuso

        If he was walking, he woulda sold the farm to get some big name to try & win now.

        Because he kept the prospects intact, he plans on sticking around to see them contribute for the next 3 years.

        • Thomas Cassidy

          They won’t be bringing him back. Cashman feels like he has no control over this team.

          • Dave

            Just stop. You’ve already indulged in too much stupidity this day.

          • Pasqua

            Says Thomas Cassidy, public commenter on River Ave. Blues.

        • JU

          Cuso, I disagree. I think this is a sign that he’s leaving and wanted to leave his friend Damon O in good shape with the prospects that he’s cultivated. Maybe I’m too idealistic and have too much faith in cashmans character, but that’s my prediction.

  • Granderslam

    Jesus better be in pinstripes….tomorrow.

    • Jack Merridew

      I agree. Cashman said they have been keeping him down in the event of a trade. Now there’s no reason to keep guys like him and Nova down in AAA for worse players like Cervelli and Hughes.

      • Midland TX

        Yes, the offense looked anemic scoring 7.5 runs a game this past series, 2nd in MLB in Runs Scored and OPS, 1st in HRs and Run Differential. With A-Rod out of the lineup. So with another infielder possibly day-to-day with a bruised finger, we definitely need an unproven C/1B/DH…tomorrow.

        • Granderslam

          No one said the offense is anemic. It just provides a bit of a spark down the stretch and there are no more reasons for him to play in the minors. Bring him up.

          • Midland TX

            The reasons are he’s awfully young for level, his recent performance hasn’t been impressive, he’s better off playing every day than riding the pine as 24th or 23rd man, and if you read between the lines with the “bored” thing then he might not have the maturity yet to handle an everyday role with the big club.

        • Jonathan

          Better than proven to fucking suck. And wtf does a day to day finger injury have anything to do with replacing two weaknesses with one player (right handed DH/part time C)? You’re telling me you’d rather keeping giving those guys AB’s over “unproven” Montero?

          Cervelli .295 wOBA with below average defense
          Martin .310 wOBA with good enough defense
          Posada .307 wOBA and -0.4 WAR

          • Midland TX

            Posada’s wOBA against righties is .348, Andruw Jones’ against lefties is .380. That’s more than adequate for DH when you mix in the regulars getting a half-day out of the field.

            Yeah, a 21-year-old with 363 lifetime PAs at AAA, and who’s OPSing .770 with 10 HRs and 77 Ks, is unproven.

            Sorry if you don’t understand the difference between a major-league player and a prospect. The reason you don’t rush him up is because you don’t have to.

        • http://RiverAve.Blues GT Yankee

          Let’s call a spade a spade….they did it AGAINST THE O’s!!!!! Let’s see how we fair against the Sox and Rangers next out. To me, taking out a last place team that is 23 games back multiple times is not a great accomplishment. Please let’s not delude ourselves into thinking things are okay….They clearly are not.

          • AaronGuielWithASmile

            We’re only 6.5 games ahead in the wild card race.

            CLEARLY things are not okay.

            • http://RiverAve.Blues GT Yankee

              So Aaron tell me

              1. Are you okay with getting the Wild Card alone? If so stop, if not not go to question

              2. As you are not okay with just the wild card, how do you feel we match up against the Rangers and the Sox for the playoffs given our trading inactivity?

              I once argued with a Braves fan who tried to tell me how successful the Braves were in the 90′s under Bobby Cox winning pennant after pennant after being favored to win the WS many of those years.

              Sorry, for some of us a “Wild Card” isn’t enough

              • JMK

                Wild Card means jack shit. Get to the playoffs.

                You must be tired dreaming up new ways to say the same stupid things.

              • Charlie

                so what is enough? a pennant and then a loss in the 1st round? ill take the wild card and a deep run any day, thank you very much.

              • Pasqua

                As the Wild Card system is currently constrcuted, yes, many of us are perfectly content with a Wild Card appearance. The division proves, again and again, to be virtually meaningless.

                • http://RiverAve.Blues GT Yankee

                  When I said “take the wild card alone” I meant the wild card alone=no playoff series advances

  • Donny

    Fine with that… Give it a run with this team and if the pitching doesnt hold up, go get C.J. Wilson (proven AL pitcher) for nuthin’ but money…

    CC, AJ, CJ, 2 of Hughes/Nova/Betances/Banuelos/Warren etc.

  • Gerald Williams (Yankee Legend) Needs a Monument

    Bedard sucks the sox can have his broken @$$

    • Wooderson

      fuckin A, take him

    • Jonathan

      Yup totally agree. I mean lefties who strike out almost a batter per inning with good walk rates are just WORTHLESS….You can say he’s a risk. You can say he’s a clubhouse cancer. You can say he won’t hold up…but one thing you can’t say is he sucks. He’s very very talented and would have been a decent addition to us and possibly put in the pen in the playoffs worst healthy case scenario.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Jesus time.

  • Ca$hman

    “Damn, I didn’t know he was even available. And him, I thought they wanted more than that, so I didn’t even bother. Oh damn, I screwed the pooch on this one. Oh well, at least I have some ambien.”

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    Yankees didn’t have to make a move, so this isn’t totally surprising. Contrary to popular belief, the Yankees just didn’t have any needs to fill at this deadline. Sure, rotation insurance would have been nice, but just that – nice. Aside from Jimenez, there weren’t any top-of-the-rotation starters available, and there seem to be legitimate reasons why the Yankees balked at him (asking price, medical concerns).

    Far from the worst trade deadline ever, in my opinion.

    • Wooderson

      this, in my opinion, is one of the best deadlines. the yankees are so rich in the farm that the right move this year was keeping them (considering the options out there). very pleased to see the new approach. jesus is coming…

    • Ryan 407

      They didn’t have any needs? Stop. You’re counting on on Bartolo Colon, Freddy Garcia, Phil Hughes to give you innings, and AJ Burnett to be effective.

      • ItsATarp

        And ubaldo or Bedard would have zoo much more of a sure thing.

      • The Fallen Phoenix

        Yes, I am. Who should the Yankees have gotten for Bartolo Colon insurance? Erik Bedard? Who’s just as much – if not more – of a ticking health time bomb? Please.

        Freddy Garcia has proven that he can be effective over a full season – just look at his performance last year. He should stop being included in this “pixie dust” meme, because he’s a proven mid-rotation starter at this stage of his career.

        Burnett is what he is, which is…again, a serviceable midrotation starter.

        So, again, what did the Yankees need? An ace? They’ve got one in CC Sabathia (arguably the best pitcher in the AL this year). A no. 2 starter? Say what you want about Bartolo Colon’s health moving forward, but he’s been that this season.

        Bullpen help? Please, they have one of the best bullpens in the AL.

        Lineup help? Please, they have the second best offense in the AL, and can acquire the best hitting prospect in the AL simply by promoting him from AAA, at no cost to either the big league club or the farm system.

        Bench help? The Yankees aren’t going to win or lose the World Series on the strength of their bench.

        So, okay, what were the Yankees needs again? Remember, they still have the best run differential in the AL. Looks like the Yankees should have been shopping for luxuries, not needs, and it looks like that’s exactly what Cashman did.

        • http://RiverAve.Blues GT Yankee

          We needed another lefty to shut down the left-handed bats the Sox have for playoff games at the stadium. As the Yanks will end up being the wild card C.C. would start the first game at Fenway. Gonzalez, Ortiz, Crawford and Ellsbury would be licking their chops facing one of the Yankees right-handed pitching 3rd of 4th options with the short porch in RF.

          No matter now though….at this point I don’t think we’re getting past the Rangers.

          • Midland TX

            This isn’t a post for River Ave. Blues but rather River Avenue Bipolar Disorder.

          • http://www.firstresponseinc.net cashman’s downfall

            Clearly, there is no comparison. Sox are better because of their GM wearing out Cashman and the weak Girardi. We have powerhouses Noesi, Sergio Mitre(sure to return and contribute several homeruns against us), Logan who is throwing batting practice, etc. I would honestly take my chances with Banuelos vs. Boston just to throw an unknown into the mix after CC.

            Obviously people don’t want our over-hyped minor leaguers. They obviously don’t want to deal with Cashman. Hughes would have been ok if they’d have left him alone earlier as a reliever, where he shined….

            BRING BACK GENE MICHAELS!

        • Jonathan

          whistle in the dark all you want…we had plenty of needs. #2 SP, DH if they refuse to use Montero, LOOGY etc. Just because we aren’t the Astros doesn’t mean we didn’t have legitimate needs that will most likely be exposed to death in the playoffs vs legitimate offenses. I’m sure you’ve very confident with Boone Logan facing off against Crawford/Ellsbury/Ortiz/AGonz in a tied game 7. And we already have plenty of “legitimate mid rotation starters”. But when is the last time mid rotation starters are what won in the post season?

          • The Fallen Phoenix

            2009, with AJ Burnett and Andy Pettitte. Before that? 2008, with the crap the Phillies threw behind Cole Hamels. Before that? Yeah, I can do this for hours.

            And if Boone Logan is facing off against Crawford (lol), Ellsbury, Ortiz, and Gonzalez over CC Sabathia in Game 7, well, something probably went wrong long before that.

        • Dan from boston

          Your very polite with your please!!

          Good deadline for the Yankees.

          Everyone is so spoiled that they expect a big deal every year.

          We kept out farm intact and didn’t budge on unproven players(besides ubaldo who seems hurt)

          Also no matter how good some relief pitchers were out there we can’t deal a top prospect for a 1 inning guy.

          We are only going to go as far as aj burnetts pitching in te playoffs. Colon and Garcia will be fine

  • http://Www.or.ly JM

    Now what? I guess hope Bedard is ineffective.

    • Jimmy McNulty

      I’m pretty sure he will be.

    • Thomas Cassidy

      He has to pitch to be ineffective. He can’t stay healthy in Seattle, and Boston can’t keep pitchers healthy for some reason. It’s only a matter of time until he’s out for the season. I give him three starts.

  • Gerald Williams (Yankee Legend) Needs a Monument

    We can and do win with the team we’ve got.

    • Greg

      Do we win the WS with this team? That’s the question.

      • Gerald Williams (Yankee Legend) Needs a Monument

        I honestly think they can. Our offense is strong enough to overcome mediocre pitching behind CC. Once Ubaldo was gone, there was no one left to acquire. Our bullpen is more then solid especially if Soriano remembers how to pitch. I think we need to switch out Nova and Hughes and let Jesus do some mashing from the DH spot. It could be exciting the next few years to infuse Jesus, Man Ban, and Betances into the team.

        • Wooderson

          the point of this deadline i think is that if we dont win it THIS YEAR!!!1111 we’re much better set up in the future with keeping the big pieces in the farm. 2009 still feels good, i’d much rather wait til 2013 or whatever and win with jesus and manbam, etc.

        • Rob S.

          We cannot expect our offense to carry us through playoff series against Boston or Texas.

          • Hardy

            Why can’t we expect that the second best offense in the majors carries the team through two series against relatively shaky rotations?

      • Gonzo

        Just make the playoffs and get hot. Having the “best” team doesn’t ensure a WS title.

        • Midland TX

          Heaven help me, I’m agreeing with you, AND quoting Torre and Jeter: “To make the playoffs, you have to be better than everyone else, and to win in the playoffs, you have to be luckier than everyone else.”

        • Jimmy McNulty

          Oh will you idiots stop saying this. It’s a stupid thing to say, yes, the best team doesn’t equal a World Series title. What, does that mean that a GM shouldn’t focus on fielding the best team that he can? It’s at truism, and it adds jack and shit to the conversation. The: WELL LOOK AT(x team, from x season) line is just as stupid. Situations vary from year to year, and it’s always a good idea to field the best team you can.

          • Midland TX

            Thanks for that rant. What was out there to improve the team that’s better than what’s in the system? Past Jimenez, not much. So you don’t mortgage the future for slimmest of chances at improvement.

            And by the way, “Shut up, fuck you, don’t mention these supporting facts” isn’t an argument.

            • Jimmy McNulty

              Yeah, because hoping to get lucky in the playoffs against teams that are not only superior on paper but also match up better is suuuuch a good strategy. What are we Indians fans? This is the motherfucking Yankees, anything but the best is unthinkable. The fact that fans are okay with being second or third best is a bit surprising to me. And besides, stating the: WELL LOOK AT(x team, from x season) line, is still fucking stupid. You can find plenty of instances where the best team in baseball wins the World Series, and I don’t think anyone said the best team always wins. Furthermore, when you spout off that line it’s almost like you’re saying being the best team in baseball is a bad thing, and that we should all just hope to fluke our way to a WS title, not y’know assemble the best team in baseball. Furthermore, you’re insinuating that circumstances are exactly the same with a team that was less than the best and with this year’s Yankee squad. A lot of people point to the 2010 Giants, yeah, not the best…but with pitchers like Lincecum, Cain, Madison Bumgarner, and Jonathan Sanchez…they’ll match up well with any staff. This year’s Yankee squad isn’t quite the same.

              • Gonzo

                You really should have read what I was responding to with my post.

                • Jimmy McNulty

                  Gotcha. Commenting system can be hard to follow and I don’t read Greg’s posts anyways.

              • Midland TX

                You keep setting up stupid straw man arguments and knocking them down with vitriol. Is it better to have “the best team on paper?” Yes. Are Halladay, Verlander, and Hernandez available at the moment? No. So, back to the original post, you don’t make a panic move–just keep doing what you’re doing and make the playoffs and hope the team heats up at the right time.

                • Jimmy McNulty

                  You’re the one setting up the straw man, and besides, later in the thread I praised C-$$$ for his patience this year. I’m mad they weren’t able to upgrade the team, another starter just wasn’t in the cards.

          • SDM

            Way to be a grade A dick with your rant, Jimmy Mc-Pessimist. Yes the yankees want to put the best team available, but how about next year? Or the year after?

            Giving away your entire farm risks that upcoming success. Pitching has been a problem for the team for over a decade, whether its an old starter about who is past his prime and about to retire, the numerous ineffective FA signings, or the trades for the hot name that does jack shit and sets the teams pitching programs back several years. Would Ubaldo make a more stable rotation this year? Yes but next year, NY will still have three question marks next year, and the year after that.

            Until they break the chain and develop their own starters, the team is never going to completely answer its rotational needs. Frankly, I can live with not winning the WS if it means there is a chance of that cycle getting broken.

            If you want to keep complaining that’s your decision, just like its my choice to tell you to shut up, nut up and believe in the team or go root for the phillies because your acting like a whiny bitch.

            • http://RiverAve.Blues GT Yankee

              I really don’t want to be bitchy and I REALLY do want the Yanks to win the WS. But with that said, when we were rattling off WS wins who in our rotation besides Pettite came from our farm system that proved invaluable?

            • Jimmy McNulty

              Illiteracy is a wonderful thing. I don’t think I ever said that I wanted them to deal for Ubaldo. I wanted Ubaldo, sure, so did everyone else. However, with the revelation that Colorado wouldn’t have allowed a physical, and given what Cleveland surrendered for him…I’m fine with the non move. That’s a hell of a lot of talent that Cleveland let go for a power pitcher that’s lost three ticks off the heat. And stop with the “Ubaldo doesn’t make sense” argument. He’s signed long term, and a front two of CC/Ubaldo is at least a top five 1/2 punch. CJ Wilson’s a free agent next year, Cole Hamels the season after next, there’s other options for the future.

              Until they break the chain and develop their own starters, the team is never going to completely answer its rotational needs. Frankly, I can live with not winning the WS if it means there is a chance of that cycle getting broken.

              Oh wow, and I’m the pessimist. Frankly, I agree but it’s been a few weeks since I’ve brought this up. I agree, they’ve sucked at developing and evaluating pitching lately. This needs to change, but frankly I don’t know if it’s a run of awful luck with starting pitching or something structurally wrong with their program…but whatever it is, it needs to stop. One approach I’ve heard from rival fans is that since the Yankees suck with young pitching anyways, they should just trade the young prospects for established starters. I don’t know if I agree with that, but something to consider. I know TJSC is going to do his typical “THinks. No” thing if he reads this, but you are right the cycle needs to be broken, and soon.

    • Rob S.

      Not in late October.

  • mbonzo

    Only trade I think Cashman missed out on was Edwin Jackson, not that big of a deal though considering the Yankekes have 6 starting pitchers who could out pitch him the next 2 months. I hope he’s their target this offseason though, no thanks CJ Wilson.

  • Jon in ???JH

    Color me surprised. I was sure a ninja move was coming. This team can fill most of its holes simply by promoting from within, but I’d still like to see them try to work out a waiver deal for Wandy.

  • Rey22

    Wow, I expected no blockbusters, but I’m surprised by a complete lack of moves. I expected at least a decent lefty reliever for the bullpen.

    Oh well.

    • Greg

      That was my problem. I didn’t expect a blockbuster, but to do absolutely nothing?

      • Dave

        Spoiled brat.

  • Phife Dawg

    Sometimes, the best trades are the ones you don’t make.

    • Ted Nelson

      This. At least there are a few rational commenters here

  • theyankeewarrior

    Erik Bedard. Left handed pitcher.

    • Jetrer

      I’d put the over/under on starts he makes for the Red Sox at 3.5

      • Cuso

        i’ll take the under

  • http://Www.or.ly JM

    Only thing that could make me happy right now is Jesus getting called up.

  • Josh S.

    Jesus better be in yankee pinstripes tomorrow. Cash is done in ny. Thanks for david justice in 2000 and for CC in 09. Have fun with a 20 dollar payroll next year. No, I’m not jumping off a ledge because the yanks didn’t make a deal but pissed that we have a lame duck gm. They’ll make the playoffs still. Just don’t know if they’ll go far.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      No, I’m not jumping off a ledge because the yanks didn’t make a deal but pissed that we have a lame duck gm.

      If the Yankees had a real lame duck GM, the farm system would have been emptied in a last ditch effort to save his job.

      • Jimmy McNulty

        Doesn’t the lame duck GM meme follow from the Cashman wants to leave line or ownership wants him out? I’m pretty sure his track record warrants a renewal.

      • Josh S.

        Fair point. Lame duck was not the right terminology. Seems like he’s just a guy who wants a new job with a new boss. I’ll be extremely surprised if he’s the GM of the Yankees next season. Actually, I will be kind of disappointed if he’s still here next season. Sometimes, a change is needed. Cashman’s done a pretty good job over the past 13 years, but a changing of the guard is in order. Any chance the Yanks can pluck Ruben Amaro Jr. from the Phils?

    • pat

      Don’t forget Granderson and Swisher.

      Thanks Cash!!

    • 28 this year

      unlike you, i hope Jesus is in road greys. I believe we’re on the road so pinstripes could get him kicked out of the game for being out of uniform.

  • Reggie C.

    Cashman gets his ninja status revoked. But that’s probably a good thing since any pick up that last hour would’ve smacked of desperation and wouldve reflected in the cost of prospects and cash we’d be assuming.

  • Jack Merridew

    There just wasn’t a lot available after Jiminez and he had too many question marks. We’re not in too bad of shape here, 2 GB and well in front for the WC. Could be 1 GB if the White Sox hold on to their 3-2 lead.

    • Greg

      The manin question is Can we win the WS with this team? That’s the only question that Yankee fans worry about.

    • pat

      Buuuut they don’t.

  • http://www.licey.com ángel

    We are done after the 1st round of the playoff

    • Greg

      If we play the Rangers, maybe, although we’ve dominated them this year, they improved their bullpen by leaps and bounds.

      • John

        apparently they traded for someone from baltimore that hates pitching in extremely hot temperatures. Texas right now has over 100 degrees on average daily temperature. that might come back to bit them in the ass.

      • Louis

        We have a better offense, and a rotation that can match up with theirs this year as well. Well be fine if we play them in the first round.

    • toad

      Because without Bedard it’s absolutely impossible to win three out of five against a good team.

  • Grandy77

    A lot of overreaction to Cashman not making any moves, I mean who was actually on the market that we are gutted to have missed out on? Bedard for nothing much would have been nice but the rest all involved giving up too much for a whole lot less of a sure thing.

    Bring up Jesus within the week and nobody will even mention this deadline day.

  • Kevin G.

    Don’t worry, we’ll acquire top of the rotation pitchers soon. Only 15 months! Of course by that time Jeter and A-Rod will probably be in wheelchairs.

  • pat

    Once Jesus puts his first homerun 20 rows deep into the RF stands people are gonna realize this kid will mash in Yankee Stadium.

    • Ryan 407

      To answer you from above, I was one who wanted Jimenez. I think the Yankees were spooked by their experience with Vazquez and were probably on board with the notion that “Ubaldo is AJ part II”. The whole situation with the physical doesn’t pass a sniff test for me. He just took one to complete the trade with Cleveland. That feels like spin from the front office. If Wandy Rodriguez only cost money then I wouldn’t mind giving him a chance.

      I am not sure who else was out there. What I am sure of is that Cash had plenty of time to get creative but he didn’t want to part with basically anything of value.

  • John

    You guys know they can still trade after today right?

    it says so in the blog, waiver trade deadline goes until about sept 1. After that date newly acquired players can’t be on postseason rosters.

    So we have about a month to find some waiver trades. It CAN BE DONE.

    I’m actually liking the idea of gradually adding home grown talent from the farm little by little. Remember when Cano and Wang came up? how it was a big deal to see kids from the farm? It started a trend; Cervi, Gardy, Nuney, Pena, as well as a few other fielders/pitchers that’ve come up and down from AAA and AA.

    We make the playoffs this year, whatever happens happens. I would be bashing cashman to world’s end right now if he traded away the farm to get one pitcher that probably wouldn’t hold up in New York. It’s one thing pitching here 3 times a year, its another making about half your starts here.

    • chriskeo

      Even after September first I believe since the Yankees have multiple guys on the DL60. Unless this is only for guys not on the 40 man.

      • John

        Yeah, I forget how it works with the DL60.

        I just remember like in 03 they had a few guys brought onto the team in september but were not allowed on the post season roster.

        I just know trades can still be made, albeit harder to make some with the waiver claims. But still, we can make trades.

  • Rob S.

    Chad Gaudin? That’s our ray of hope? We might acquire another Chad Gaudin? I don’t know but I feel that the Yankees and Cashman really blew it. They were too singularly focused on Cliff Lee and we’re left empty handed in the offseason. They wasted money on Soriano. Now they did nothing to improve a flawed team. Bullpen? rotation? bench? Nothing? Not a single upgrade out there? I just know that this team, as currently constructed, is not built to get deep into October.

  • Len S.

    I hate Cashman more than I hate The Devil.

    • Brian

      What did you want him to do? Trade Montero, Banuelos, Betances, & Nova for Jimenez without an MRI?

      Everyone bitches and moans that the Yanks don’t build from within. I hate to break it to you, but one pitcher isn’t going to make or break the playoffs.

      • Your mom

        Cliff Lee. CC.

  • Greg

    The problem with what some of you are saying is that you are asserting that the prospects will perform. I look at Generation K and Lastings Milledge with the Mets as a warning that surefire hyped prospects dont always work out.

    • SDM

      one could also mention all the surefire hyped prospects that have delivered. Or how many of these “proven” players fail after being dealt.

      The point is you don’t know baseball is about as unpredictable to predict when it comes to talent evaluation as any sport. you can only trust that the right decision is made.

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      Look at Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, and Troy Tulowitzki as exhibits that surefire hyped prospects sometimes do work out. And look at Jorge Posada, Robinson Cano, Jon Lester, Kevin Youkilis, and Ricky Romero as exhibits that mediocre prospects sometimes work out better than anyone can expect.

      There’s always going to be risk involved when you’re betting on prospects. But if you never make any bets, you’ll never reap any rewards, and you’ll continuously be forced to overpay for the AJ Burnetts, CJ Wilsons, and (yes, even the) Mark Teixeiras as they hit the free agent markets on the downswing of their careers.

    • toad

      Sure they don’t, but neither do players acquired in trades.

      You only need one of several prospects to work out well.

  • wow

    Is calling up Banuelos to the majors considered rushing him up though? I know he’s ahead of the curve, but the guy is only 20 or 21, I think.

  • http://twitter.com/cecala Cecala

    Honestly if we didnt have such a bad record against boston this year, no one would be complaining that we need a starter or whatever. It was smart of Cash to not build a team around 1 other team.

    • Greg

      But we do have a bad record against Boston this year.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        …and we’re STILL only 2 games back.

      • Ted Nelson

        So did they in 2009 till late…

  • Tampa Yankee

    Wow… sometimes the entitlement of most Yankees fans astonishes me. Just because WE expect/want something to happen, doesn’t mean the FO is going to do something. Listen, I’m all for moving prospects but at the right price and for the right need. I’m not for trading the farm just to do something. Also, I’m sure they explored a lot of different options but in the end thought it was best to stay pat or as Sherman just said:
    #Yankees believe what have, what can get from A-Rod returning, Montero, Banuelos, Nova or Hughes in pen better than trade price for vets
    http://twitter.com/#!/Joelsherman1

    • Tampa Yankee

      Sorry for the double post. I didn’t think I sent this before I reworded a few things.

    • Phife Dawg

      The platter of A-Rod, Montero, ManBan coming to the Yanks >>>>> anyone on the market besides Ubaldo.

    • jsbrendog

      thank god someone is sane.

      god i hate yankee fans.

  • Tampa Yankee

    Wow… sometimes the entitlement of most Yankees fans astonishes me. Just because us fans expect/want something to happen, doesn’t mean the FO is going to do something. Listen, I’m all for moving prospects but at the right price and for the right need. I’m not for trading the farm just to do something. Also, I’m sure they explored a lot of different options but in the end thought it was best to stay pat or as Sherman just said:
    #Yankees believe what have, what can get from A-Rod returning, Montero, Banuelos, Nova or Hughes in pen better than trade price for vets
    http://twitter.com/#!/Joelsherman1

    • Greg

      Once again, I have to point to the goal of the Yankees: To win the WS. If you think we can win the WS with this cast then fine. If you dont, you should try to make a move.

      Now to be clear, I didn’t expect King Felix or Kershaw. I was expecting a low level deal for maybe a backend starter or a bench player. ‘

      And I just want to ask a general question about the WS. How often to you believe that the inferior team wins the WS? Just a general statement.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        “How often to you believe that the inferior team wins the WS?”

        Quite a few times…

        2010 Giants
        2006 Cards
        2004 Red Sox
        2003 Marlins
        2001 Dbacks

        to name a few.

        • Greg

          I dont think the 01 Dbacks were inferior. Not with Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling.

          04 Red Sox were inferior to the Yankees, but not the Cardinals in the WS.

          In terms of percentage, I would say about 20%-30%

          • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

            “04 Red Sox were inferior to the Yankees, but not the Cardinals in the WS.”

            It wouldn’t have mattered if the “better” team won that ALCS because the Red Sox would not advance to be better than the Cardinals.

            Just get to the playoffs. Anything can happen. We saw that last year when the Giants and Rangers got absurdly hot and the favorites, the Yankees and Phillies, stumbled.

          • Gonzo

            I guess it depends on your definition of inferior. The 2008 Phil’s had the 5th best record in MLB for 2008 and 2nd best in the NL. Etc…

        • Jimmy McNulty

          2010 Giants had the pitching to match up with any team in baseball, the 2011 Yankees do not. The 2006 Cardinals were an EXTREMELY flukey team. Hardly the example you want to use. The 2004 Red Sox were the best team in baseball, they underperformed their pythag during the season. The 2004 Yankees had an 89-73 pythag. Not only were they the best team in baseball they had a line up that can match up with any team in baseball and a pitching staff that could do the same. The 2003 Marlins got lucky with Torre letting Jeff Weaver pitch while the greatest ever got splinters in his ass. Not to mention the whole awesome pitching staff that matches up with anyone thing. The 2001 D-Backs? They had a much better pythag than the Yankees, a much better staff, and the two best pitchers in baseball. If the Yankees had CC and Doc I’m pretty sure no fans here would be complaining.

          • Gonzo

            “The 2003 Marlins got lucky with Torre letting Jeff Weaver pitch while the greatest ever got splinters in his ass.”

            So you’re saying teams get lucky in the playoffs?

            • Jimmy McNulty

              I don’t think I ever denied that luck exists in baseball…you’re the idiot that seems to think that it’s just luck. On that note, I think allowing Jeff Weaver to pitch in extras on the road, in favor of Mariano Rivera qualifies more as a “gift” than “luck.”

              • Gonzo

                Yeah, I said it’s only luck. You need to take a reading comprehension class.

          • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

            The 2010 Giants had good pitching but needed career years from the likes of Cody Ross, Buster Posey, and Aubrey Huff to win.

            The 2006 Cards are a perfect example to why the best team does not always win it all.

            The 2004 Sox were 3 outs against the greatest closer ever from being swept. 99/100 times, the Yankees win there.

            The same about the 2006 cards can be said for the 2003 Marlins. They were not the best team, and they won.

            You do have a point about the 01 Dbacks, but still, 99/100 times, the greatest closer ever nails that down.

            • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

              Pat Burrell not Buster Posey

            • Gonzo

              He’s forgetting the Mariners had a better pythag, in 2001, than the Dbacks by 14 games.

              • The Fallen Phoenix

                People forget the Yankees made a pretty incredible comeback against a very, very good Oakland team in 2001 (when Zito-Mulder-Hudson were at their peaks, too), and then dismantled the team with the best regular season record in AL history.

                The playoffs really are a crapshoot because anything can happen in a short series.

                • Gonzo

                  That A’s team had a pythag that was 15 games better than the Yanks. They also had some studs on that team.

                  • The Fallen Phoenix

                    Say what you want about the AL East the last couple of years, but it still boggles the mind that 104 wins (or however many that As team had) wasn’t enough to win the West that year.

                • Jimmy McNulty

                  The playoffs are a crapshoot, you do your best to weight the dice and give yourself the best chance you can. I’m pretty sure if the Yankees had a rotation of Doc/CC/Felix/Kershaw entering into the playoffs and lost 80% of the fans wouldn’t have a problem with whoever put the team together.

                  • Gonzo

                    So when you say it’s a crapshoot, it’s fine. When anyone else says it, you are all over them.

              • Jimmy McNulty

                The Mariners got hosed that year, still I’m pretty sure most fans will take their chances in the playoffs with a team that had the lowest RA in the majors and the most runs scored. Shit happens, you just do your best so you can put yourself in the best position to win.

                • Gonzo

                  You mean fans would rather take their chances with the statistically better team. Tell me more. I am blown away by your groundbreaking logic.

            • Jimmy McNulty

              The 2006 Cardinals are one of the worst teams ever to win the world series. If you’re taking the “99/100 times” line of thinking, I’m sure in a simulation of the playoffs that year at least 90/100 times they don’t win the World Series…if that’s your plan, yikes. Yeah, a crappy team won the World Series, I guess we should also forget about pitchers like CC in the playoffs too, and just sign a guy like Jeff Suppan, right?

              The 2004 Sox were 3 outs against the greatest closer ever from being swept. 99/100 times, the Yankees win there.

              There’s several missteps by Torre in that series, but if you’re going with the 99/100times line of thinking, 99/100 times the Red Sox don’t even go down 0-3. So, chew on that for a bit.

              • Gonzo

                Yes, because we are all advocating for the Suppans on the world.

                Nice strawman buddy.

      • toad

        How often to you believe that the inferior team wins the WS? Just a general statement

        Depends. If the teams are, say, 55-45 in any given game, which is pretty extreme, then the worse team will win the WS about 39% of the time.

        • Gonzo

          Take it to an even more extreme % and the one best team is 80% to win in the Division Series, then 70% to win in the Championship Series, then 60% in the World Series. That team has a 33.6% chance of winning it all.

          If they’re 70%, 60%, 55%, their odds are 23.1% to win it all.

    • Skip

      Agree with you!

      Ubaldo would have been nice, but the Rockies were clearly trying to screw the Yankees for that package, a la Schilling with the Diamondbacks. Just because the Indians gave up 3 of their top prospects does not mean that equals the Yankees’s top 3 prospects.

      • Dalelama

        Sometimes the best team doesn’t win the WS but it is rarely the weaker team with lousy pitching that wins.

        • The Fallen Phoenix

          False. The weaker team with “lousy” pitching wins more often than you insist.

  • bonestock94

    Meh, they can have Bedard. Lets see what he looks like in a real division in a park that isn’t a pitcher’s paradise. And that’s if he can even last long enough.

    I would’ve liked a starter, but I’m not envious of any deal that went down this deadline.

  • Ted Nelson

    I will join those who are not surprised at all. I would have been more surprised if they’d acquired a 7th starter, overpaid for a reliever, or found a bat better than what they have.

    • David, Jr.

      Well said. It isn’t so bad to have about a 96 win team with a great farm system. No need to do anything stupid.

  • JackC

    Forgive my ignorance, but why is there this groundswell of belief that Jesus will be called up imminently?

    • Phife Dawg

      It’s past the trade deadline + Posada not hitting + Jesus raking in AAA= Profit???

      • Rob S.

        Jesus Montero .283, 10 HRs, 48 RBIs at AAA level? Not bad but I wouldn’t call it raking either.

      • Midland TX

        Posada’s wOBA against righties is .348, not spectacular but–taken together with the Jones half of the platoon–not bad enough to justify bringing up the kid till the rosters expand.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Just a few things:

    One: I’m completely fine with the way the trade deadline was handled. Ubaldo lost a lot off his fastball and to give up big prospects without a physical is just dumb, it was right of Cashman to pass. Besides, Colorado got a lot more than I would have liked to give up, and I’m still wondering why Colorado dealt him despite having him cheaply for another three and a half years. I still think that this team needs something else in the rotation and another reliever in the bullpen, but Cashman did what he should have

    Two: So, for everyone who yelled at me in the fan confidence polls of yore, saying “THIS ISN’T THE TEAM THAT THEY’LL FIELD IN AUGUST!!!!!!” Can we stop assuming a deal? Trades are contingent on two sides coming together, what’s a fair offer to one party isn’t always a fair offer to the other side.

    • Phife Dawg

      +1 Well said.

      For every one or two sources saying a trade is 100% surefire thing, there are 4 or 5 saying a trade is not likely.

      In other words, the trade deadline is a crap shoot, circumstances change and ANYTHING could happen.

  • Len S.

    They’re gonna get smoked like a cigar by Texas in the playoffs.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Remember how the Giants were the clear favorites to win it all last year?

      • Len S.

        The Giants starting pitching from 1-4 was amazing last year. The Yanks starting pitching is 1-???.

        • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

          The Phillies were still the NLCS favorites

          • Jimmy McNulty

            Yeah, but have you ever been to Philly? It’s pretty clear that a higher power has something against that city.

        • bonestock94

          And their offense was a disaster. It took a hot streak from Cody freaking Ross and Pat Burrell rising from the dead.

      • Ryan 407

        Remember how the Giants had Lincecum, Cain, Sanchez, and Bumgarner in their rotation?

        • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

          The Phillies with Hallady, Oswalt, and Hamels were still the favorites.

          • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

            Oswalt was so absurdly good down the stretch for them last year, it’ll be tough for Lee to top that.

          • Ryan 407

            That isn’t the point. The Phillies were the favorites but it wasn’t that surprising that they won the World Series pretty much on the back of their pitching. The current group of guys the Yankees have don’t come close to San Francisco and certainly not Philadelphia. Its a silly statement to make pertaining to the Yankees in the playoffs.

    • bonestock94

      Their rotation isn’t scary this year.

  • Jack Merridew

    Keep Nova up for now and see how Hughes does Tuesday. If Hughes struggles against another weak offense on Tuesday you cannot throw him to the wolves at Boston. Nova-Freddy-CC would then pitch the Boston series.

  • wilcymoore27

    There are too many idiots on this board who think the Yankees must do SOMETHING just because it’s the trade deadline. I’m glad Cashman stood pat. He knows better than to make a stupid trade just for the sake of making a trade.

    The Yankees have good organizational depth. Good; now they’ll be able to use it themselves.

    • Greg

      Can they beat Texas, Boston, San Francisco, or Philly with this depth?

      That’s all that matters.

      • bonestock94

        Hold on, lemme get my crystal ball.

      • John

        Sometimes the wild card team gets red hot and makes a run beating the teams with the better records in the league. It’s happened for years while the Yankees were division winners with 96+ wins. Maybe, if need be, we become that type of team that wins the division/wild card and goes on a tear and will beat teams just by fate and some luck. You just never know.

      • Mike HC

        There wasn’t a pitcher out there that would make our chances of beating those teams demonstratively better. Jimenez was being billed as that, but his has not been that good this year with diminished stuff.

      • Mike HC

        I would say the worst part of the deadline was that most of our competition were able to improve at the deadline, while nothing really made sense for the Yanks.

      • Len S.

        I just wish I could trust either Garcia, Colon, or Burnett against Texas or Boston in the playoffs. It just seems potentially disastrous to me. Texas and Boston have some big-ass offenses.

        • Granderslam

          +1

        • Matt

          Did St. Louis think that Jeff Weaver and Jeff Suppan would carry them to a World Series title?

          This is 2011, not 2008, or 2005. These guys are finally healthy, and they are producing.

          Colon has fallen back to earth a bit, and he has still been more than solid. His stuff is just as good, but his control is a little off right now. He just came off of the DL a month ago, so he may not be in midseason form quite yet.

          Garcia is not getting “lucky,” watch him pitch. He has a nasty splitter and changes speeds very well, while throwing a lot of strikes. He may not shut down teams like Boston, but he deserves many of the numbers that he’s put up this year.

          Maybe it’s time to admit that these two are for real. They may not aces, but they are more than getting the job done, and it’s not a fluke. With the offense and bullpen to back them up, these guys may be enough to get it done if AJ and Hughes can step it up down the stretch.

          • Kevin

            Btw, we won all our series with Texas this year,I wonder if that counts for anything?

            • JobaWockeeZ

              The majority of commenters believe that a series in the regular season means nothing in the postseason. The Yankees being 1-8 against the Red Sox means nothing.

              However I am interested to see if people do a 180 and say it means a lot since the Yankees are in the dominant position.

  • T-Long

    “Banuelos will start Aug. 2 at Triple-A, and yes he is in play for the #Yankees bullpen sometime later this season if all goes well” Maybe I’m just paranoid but do I see deja vu with the whole joba mess? I really hope I’m wrong about this.

  • Mike HC

    The Cashman press conference was pretty good. Didn’t say anything too crazy, but he gave his honest reasoning on why he didn’t make move. In short, he liked the guys we have.

  • Joe M

    I’m so glad none of you are the GM of the Yankees

    • Wooderson

      times like this is why i hate being a yankee fan. their fans….there’s nothing worse.

      • Ryan 407

        I know. Fans that wanted a starter and bench help are stupid!

        • ItsATarp

          They are when they realized there was nothing worth paying for right now and still want a move to be done just for the sake of it.

    • Death By BB Gun

      Word. Making a move for the sake of making one is a stupid move, and this deadline shows that Cashman has faith in the farm.

      Of course, no one ever seems to think long term, so I eagerly await the Yankees being crowned “deadline losers” by every outlet and fan within walking distance of a keyboard or phone.

      • Wooderson

        its not so much that, its the entitlement that they HAVE TO WIN THIS YEAR!!! even if it sets them up badly for the future. its like cmon we won 2 years ago, i like winning as much as anyone but its a lot better when we win with our guys rather than hired guns (and then watch our guys take off on other teams long after the guy we got for them is gone). im so glad to see the tide shifting.

  • Ryan 407

    Banuelos is walking five guys in AA and he earns a promotion. Yeah that makes sense.

    • http://twitter.com/SteveH_MandAura Steve H

      Bartolo Colon is a walking advertisement for Five Guys.

      • Ryan 407

        What does Bartolo Colon have to do with Banuelos? They’re talking about him being an option for the bullpen (surprise) this year. This team never learns.

        • http://twitter.com/#!/Kevin_NJ Kevin in Princeton

          Then stop being a Yankees fan.

          • Ryan 407

            So if I am not on board with every aspect of my teams moves I should root for another team?

        • ItsATarp

          Did you know David Price pitched from the Pen during the rays WS run? I’m pretty sure it’s not going to kill him. And he’ll be a starter next year.

          • Nefarious

            My issue is if he excels we get the he should stay in the pen people. We had it with Joba, hell on NY radio during the Rays WS run I heard one of the FAN guys say the Rays should keep Price in the pen.

            • SDM

              I wouldn’t worry about it, Manny became a household name to non-prospect followers in ST as the “Next Great Yankee Lefty” and was being called to be put in the rotation immediately by everyone and their mama. Also I think Cash learned his lesson.

              Also Manny probably has an inning limit of around 130-140, so it might be the plan to have him throw 4-5 starts, then have him throw 10 innings in relief.

        • Cuso

          he was making a joke about Five Guys(fast food chain)

          • Thomas Cassidy

            I actually work at a Five Guys. Just starting college now.

        • Midland TX

          You can’t really be that humor-impaired, can you?

      • http://facebook.com/andrewjcalagna Drew

        +1

  • Rob S.

    I don’t see how Banuelos in the bullpen accomplishes anything. Yanks need starting pitching, not relief pitching.

    • Cuso

      lefty in the pen is probably what they’re thinking about.

      the only true and obvious hole on this team is a quality LOOGY.

      Our starting pitching, while not ‘sexy,’ is getting the job done. You rarely see one of our starters get yanked before the 5th.

      Unfortunately, 20 other teams need a LOOGY too. Nothing was available.

      Thus, it’s “possible ManBan gets a shot in the ‘pen.Not definite, but possible.

  • Charles

    It’s not that I expected Cliff Lee/Kershaw/King Felix in a move, but to not pickup a Lefty or a strong bench bat that can play some D puzzles me…

  • KenC

    hopefully, the jesus we all been waiting for will come soon

  • Chris

    Thank god they didn’t trade anyone. Everyone in baseball seems to think highly of our prospects also which gives me hope going forward.

  • Dropped Third Superstar

    Name me better players the yankees could have got then
    1. Arod
    2. Soriano
    3. Montero
    and FOR NOTHING….

    C.C, Colon, Nova/Garcia/AJ isn’t a terrible playoff rotation given how well each player has thrown this season and how great the offense and bullpen are. We loose no prospects and keep a top farm team while owning the third best record in baseball.

    Cashman made great under the radar signings he gets no credit for,

    1. Wade
    2. Garcia
    3. Colon
    4. Chaves
    5. Martin

    what reasonably priced upgrade was out there? cashman made good moves, BEFORE the deadline

    • buck owens’ dream

      Kershaw + King Felix

      • Dropped Third Superstar

        They were not available

        • Nefarious

          Since when does availability matter to knee jerk fans?

          • buck owens’ dream

            Kershaw + King Felix
            Forgot about Pujols or Prince for DH

        • Thomas Cassidy

          Sure they are.

          Montero, Romine, Nova, Noesi, Banuelos, Betances, Sanchez, Hughes, Culver, Marshall.

          Kidding.

  • ItsATarp

    Good Job Cashman. Go window shopping and if nothing is worth the cost don’t buy anything. ManBan is moving up the ladder and Montero is getting the call soon. No need to panic to a make unnecessary moves, especially when there’s no Cliff Lee or any one of that caliber on the market.

  • Irrational Yankees Fan

    I’m never watching a single Yankees game again. In fact, I’m becoming a Minnesota Twins fan out of pure spite that they didn’t make a trade.

    • KenC

      okie have fun :)

    • Dropped Third Superstar

      LOL PEACE!!!

  • Granderslam

    When do the rosters expand again? (Out of pure curiosity for Romero possibility, Montero addition, and waiver pickups.)

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      September 1

      • Granderslam

        Thanks! I wonder if the Yankees can grab some extra help off waivers. Obviously nothing of immense impact, but something that can surely help in some way or another.

  • http://RiverAve.Blues GT Yankee

    Has anyone noticed that Jesus hasn’t exactly been a God this year? I can’t help but wonder if he was kept down all this time because the Yanks feared his lack of forward progress exposed.

    To those who are okay with no trades taking place because “Jesus is coming”….I say I didn’t know Jesus pitches on the side!

    • KenC

      we cant at least be hopeful? >.<

    • Kevin G.

      Nah, if the Yankees kept him down for the reason you said, Ubaldo would be a Yankee.

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      I can’t help but wonder if Jesus was kept down because he’s 21 freaking years old, and most prospects his age are toiling away in the low-A.

      • http://RiverAve.Blues GT Yankee

        Two words-Lastings Milledge

        Would it be that much of a surprise is Jesus is a bust?

  • Zack D

    I wonder if the Sox will have a 24+1 clubhoues with Bedard now

  • stuart a

    i am fine with no moves. the only move worth making was selling the farm for the King. jiminez is a huge question mark and the cost was for a sure thing, something jiminez is not.

    montero is 21 and doing quite fine at AAA. question his ability to catch but he can hit unless every scout is wrong.

  • Januz

    I was switching back between the game and MLB Network, and there is no one more obnoxious than Harold Reynolds. The Yankees are not making the playoffs, was a repeated theme of his. Guess what? They are deal with it.

  • Simon

    I said it last night and i’ll say it again:

    “I think people need to move on from this already. Cashman ultimately made the right choice in not going after. What’s done is done, the past is over, its time to move on. We have a great player incoming to the Bronx and his name is Jesus Montero and he should provide some help (not that we need it but we could use some). Also, we have 2 great pitchers in the farm that, although are not proven, have huge potential to be very good pitchers. We may bash Cashman for not making certain moves but he is the Yankees GM for a reason! Although we may not like that the Yankees may do (deals that are/aren’t made), there’s nothing we can do about that, as fans we just have to live with that and move on! This is the New York Yankees, the greatest franchise in sports history, nobody should be worried at all!”

    These “bridges jumpers” need to step beack and look at the bigger picture and realize it is not at all bad.

  • stuart a

    sox are going for it. they better. they have really depleted there minors over the last 12 months…….

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      “Bedard, Aviles carry Sox to WS title”

    • KenC

      what about the phillies, they depleted there minors over the last 3 YEARS

    • Mike

      I somehow doubt that. They always seem trade prospects for good players or have them in their club every year. I hope you’re right though.

  • stuart a

    yankees in years past had to overpay for marginal upgrades because they had nothing in the minors.. that is no longer the case for the uninformed the yanks have many legit prospects and quitea few at AA or higher..

    brandon laird is a legit prospect at AAA that is maybe a top 10 prospect in the system…montero is ready for the show now. nova is 9 and 4 and gets zero love…noesi is doing fine even though his role is far from defined and not ideal….I can go on and on……..

    • Dropped Third Superstar

      Not to mention the team has the third best record in baseball. Cash is doing something right.

  • Mattingly’s batboy

    When Montero hits HRs for the Yanks later this year, John Sterling can yell, “JESUS MIGHTY!!”

    Seriously, I wish Cashman would have addressed the pen a little, but thinking about it, wasn’t Hughes pretty good out of the pen a few years ago? Maybe once October hits and the Yanks go to a four-man staff for the playoffs, Hughes could operate out of the pen if he doesn’t straighten things out as a starter before then. Just a thought.

    • Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

      The Yankees traded with the DL for Soriano and Wade has emerged as a viable option, the pen is fine.

  • stuart a

    philly did not really totally deplete there minors and there moves have not been rentals. pence is under contract for 2 more years, ibanez is gone after this season and brown will be in the outfield next year. with the phillies stupendous pitching you need only a good offense…..

    the philly starting pitching is off the scale, to have that type of staff is literally once in a lieftime so they also are all in………..

    yanks starting pitching besides CC is league avg in my opinion but there was no one on the market who could improve there staff appreciable and trading high end prospects for that makes no sense…

    • Nefarious

      What we need is a time machine and then we can offer Cliff Lee even more money and years.

  • Bob Michaels

    The Best trade was a Non-trade.Keeping the best talent in the farm system ready to help if needed for the stretch drive.

  • Rainbow Connection

    So…does this mean Jesus will be called up tomorrow and Jorge will retire??? Please? Please?

    • Cuso

      Jorge sucks the life out of the roster, lol. He literally just takes up space.

      Posada is going to start getting phased out. He’s going to have to learn to become an effective PH.

  • YankeesJunkie

    It appears that the Rockies were being unreasonable in not allowing the Yankees to do physical and asking for Phil Hughes on top of Jesus, Betances, and Nova. However, now that the Yankees have decided to stand pat for the deadline every day that Montero is not called up is a wasted day. Outside of June, Posada has been unacceptable as a DH and Montero can bring right handed power, pinch hitter, and catch twice a week.

    On another note it would be nice to see Noesi get some more important innings above Wade, Ayala, and Logan. However, this is not necessary just more preference than anything else.

  • http://www.licey.com ángel

    Star thinking about 2012 or 2013

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist_7 Carlosologist

    Good move by Cash to not make a trade for a pitcher that wouldn’t have been better than Garcia/Colon. I think we’ll be fine in the playoffs.

    • A.D.

      If everyone holds up it should be fine on paper the number being put up by Sabathia, Colon, AJ, and Garcia will be fine for the playoffs. Sabathia and AJ are pitching pretty much to be expected, but can Garcia and Colon hold up physically and continue their performance?

      If not its more mid – 00 Yankees teams with plenty of offense and not enough pitching for the post-season

      • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist_7 Carlosologist

        I’m of the belief that if Colon and Garcia can go 6 or 7 innings in the playoffs while keeping it close, you can just turn it over to Robertson/Soriano/Mo. Timely hitting and good pitching wins championships.

  • Nathan

    No starter…OK, not really much out there without giving up the farm but not even a hitter to replace or platoon with Jorge?

    My faith in Cash went down about 2 points.

    • pat

      Lol ok. Ignore the fact that our best prospect in the minors plays the same exact position posada plays (fake C/DH). Throw in the fact that we just got Chavez back and there’s your Posada replacement.

    • Kevin D.

      I heard Cashman cried when he saw this. =(

  • Brian

    Montero not in the lineup tonight?

    • Granderslam

      Nope. Monlina catching.

    • Dalelama

      Not yet

  • Adam

    Wow, Bedard and Lackey potentially in the same rotation. The Sox are really going for the douchiest roster in MLB.

    • mbonzo

      Forgetting Beckett and the laptop thief?

    • Pat D

      They already have that, considering Ortiz, Pedroia, Varitek, Beckett, Youkilis, Papelbon, etc…

  • Pasqua

    Everyone who is concerned about the Sox acquiring Erik Bedard is cleary not familiar with Erik Bedard.

    • Adam

      Or with a mysterious sport known as “baseball.”

    • YankeesJunkie

      They are familiar with 2007 Bedard who was awesome.

      • Pasqua

        Indeed. That Erik Bedard is long-since dead. (Except for two recent months of work, which certain doomsday prognosticators are apt to cite. Two months of work that lead to – spoiler alert! – another DL trip!)

    • Mike

      I’m more concerned about their offense killing our pitching in the playoffs.

  • Granderslam

    I honestly would like to see Warren soon. Warren, Montero, and possibly ManBan can make for exciting Sept/Oct.

    • YankeesJunkie

      While it would be nice to see Warren play in the majors I doubt that he will be called up since he has not been quite as dominant in AAA. Better to leave Warren in AAA for the rest of the year and see what he can do next year along with Noesi and Nova for starting spots on the Yankees.

  • Naved

    Oh god please let it be true that Montero is getting called up.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      It’s the best thing they could get at the deadline.

  • KenC

    does montero have the day off or is he getting called up? hes not in triple a lineup

  • Pat D

    After Cashman’s performance today, well…let’s just put it this way:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TjTb5bPZc0

  • pat

    Montero has played the last 9 games in a row. Probably just getting a night off. Romine is in line for a promotion too. Things down on the farm should start to get exciting.

  • BINNER

    Time will tell…if we make it to the world series, Cashaman is correct. But if we don’t, Cashman thought CC & garbage would win it/or he’s packing it in now – and he should be fired!

    • Andrew518

      I just don’t see it, so many are calling for Cashman’s head, what move was he supposed to make? A token move to prove to online posters that he is “trying?” Is the team as constructed ready to contend for the WS? I’m not sure.

      But I’m equally not convinced that there was a player out there that would have changed that status. A bat off the bench doesn’t dramaticaly change the dynamic for me. Bullpen help? I would consider the bullpen a strength on this team. A top of the line starter? Who? Rockies wanted too much for Jiminez, Kuroda not available, after that there’s a bunch of middle/bottom of rotation starters…last time I checked the Yankees had too many of them to fit into their rotation.

      If your car is old and might breakdown does buying an old used car make you more confident that you’ll get to work on time?

  • t23

    Only way this is an issue is if Colon gets hurt. Like it or not our rotation will be CC/Colon/Burnett. Is bedard really better than Garcia/Nova/Hughes? Sure, but hes not a huge upgrade. There was no point trading prospects unless we can get a solid #2, Kuroda/Jimenez/Wandy were the only options there.

  • BigBlueAL

    Im just as skeptical of the Yankee rotation come October as everyone else is but the fact is the Yankees pitching this season has been much better than both Boston and Texas.

    Texas will be tough and they would have homefield but w/o Cliff Lee this year I dont “fear” them. I fully expect the Yankees to beat Texas if they face them in the playoffs this season. Boston obviously have Beckett and Lester plus the best offense in baseball so yeah they will be tough and to be honest I dont expect the Yankees to be able to beat them in the ALCS if it comes down to that but it certainly is not a foregone conclusion that the Red Sox will beat them.

    • Mike

      I agree. Other than C.C. I’m not really too confident against Boston’s lineup.

    • YankeeJosh

      Also it’s not a sure thing the Red Sox get o the ALCS. It’s not impossible to imagine the Tigers with Verlander going twice in a 5 game series finding a way to beat Boston. Yankees could wind up playing the Tigers in the ALCS without Verlander until game 3.

      Can the Yankees get to and win the World Series this year? Absolutely. Are they the favorites? No. But no trade would have made them the favorites short of getting a Kershaw or Hernandez who weren’t available. And who knows, perhaps one of them will be in the next year or so and the Yankees now can use their prospects to try and get them.

  • Jimmer

    y would cashman care bout making a deal he’s leaving after this season anyways haren and lee will bite us in the ass for years

  • Kevin

    Seattle backstabbed us in the Lee deal. There was NOTHING Cashman could have done in that case. After that, Lee made it clear where he wanted to play, and nothing Cashman,CC or anyone else said was going to change his mind.
    Haren is a gaffe, no doubt about that but do people really want to gut our farm system for question marks?

    • The Big City of Dreams

      The Haren thing is still unclear.

  • Hall and Nokes

    Where does Montero bat on Tuesday