Yankees continuing to look for pitching

Which Hughes will it be?
Game 134: Can they make it two?

Via Buster Olney, the Yankees continue to look for pitching (particularly left-handed) before tonight’s midnight trade deadline. As I explained earlier today, a player has to be in the organization by 11:59pm ET tonight to be eligible for the postseason roster, and there are no loopholes to get around that one. The Rangers acquired Mike Gonzalez from the Orioles earlier today, and that’s about as good as the trade help gets this time of year. I don’t expect the Yankees to do anything, and in fact Olney says they aren’t particularly optimistic about getting a deal done. Still got another six hours to go though.

Which Hughes will it be?
Game 134: Can they make it two?
  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    I’d love to have Randy Choate. But that won’t happen.

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

      He’s done for the year with a shoulder problem.

      • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

        Oh, even better! He’d fit in perfectly with Marte and Feliciano!

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Why would the Rangers need to acquire Mike Gonzalez when they already won the 2011 World Series a month ago when they added 5-time Cy Young winner Koji Uehara and 14-time Cy Young winner Mike Adams to create the first ever Death Star Bullpen Of Doom and Pain?

    This doesn’t make any sense at all. I’m confused.

    • Will (the other one)

      It’s because you can never have too much of a good thing–even if you’ve already had as much as you can possibly handle of that good thing.

      Think of it this way. Let’s say you’ve just had a delicious, filling meal–so filling, in fact, that you might burst if you eat just one more mouthful. You couldn’t even find room for an after-dinner mint, not even if it were wafer-thin. So you lean back in your chair, gaze out the window, and look up at the moon. Now, we all know that the moon isn’t really made of green cheese. But what if it were made of barbecued spare ribs? Would you eat it then?

      I know I would.

    • Jorge

      Because they want to triple the dissappointment of another team’s middle reliever not working out for you.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Tom Gorzelanny or Dontrelle Willis?

    D-Train’s always death to lefties (.184/.238/.289 v. LHB this year, .205/.280/.294 career). Gorzelanny’s pretty good too (.167/.224/.308 this year, .235/.300/.366 career).

    D-Train can’t be that expensive, he’s a FA and not on track to be a Type A or B. He likes Cincy, but he could easily just sign back there this winter.

    • Mickey Scheister

      I agree, but I’d also add CMW or possibly Chen for depth. One of those four.

    • E-ROC

      Like Tom Gorzelanny. I preferred him over Laffey. I doubt the Reds will trade D-Train though. They could use his help.

  • your mom

    I know Cash is working hard on getting Kershaw.

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

      He’s working on a three team deal:

      Dodgers get: Raul Valdes, Francisco Cervelli, Jorge Vazquez, A-Rod’s jock strap

      Phillies get: James Loney, Casey Blake, Hiroki Kuroda, Duke Snider’s corpse

      Yankees get: Clayton Kershaw, Cole Hamels, Matt Kemp, the Philly Phanatic, and the rights to Dodger Stadium.

      • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Phil Phuckin’ Hughes

        Phuck the Phanatic. He’ll just be Hughes’ bitch.

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

          We’ll do to the Phanatic what we did to the Yankee Dandy.

  • http://www.licey.com Angel

    Bill Bray