Yankees continuing to look for pitching


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.

Categories : Asides, Trade Deadline


  1. Jesse says:

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

  2. 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) says:

      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 says:

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

  3. 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.

  4. your mom says:

    I know Cash is working hard on getting Kershaw.

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