Yankees had been talking to Braves about Ramiro Pena


Via Joel Sherman, the Yankees and Braves were talking about a trade involving Ramiro Pena before Atlanta acquired Paul Janish from the Reds yesterday. The Braves were looking for a stopgap shortstop after losing both Andrelton Simmons and Jack Wilson to finger injuries last week.

Pena, 27 next week, is hitting just .241/.294/.301 in 275 plate appearances for Triple-A Empire State this season. It’s his final option year, meaning he’ll have to clear waivers to go back to Triple-A next season. Ramiro has negligible trade value and the Yankees actually do need him at the moment since he’s their only non-Derek Jeter shortstop at the upper levels, at least until Eduardo Nunez comes off the DL. Unless they were getting an actual prospect in return — the Braves sent 27-year-old up-and-down arm Todd Redmond to Cincy for Janish — the Bombers are probably better off keeping Pena for depth.

Categories : Asides, Trade Deadline


  1. Ton Lon ton says:

    Asti spun onto baby

  2. 28 this year says:

    If Cashman was as good as people say, he would have gotten Kimbrel and McCann for Pena. But no, Ca$h is terrible.

    • eric says:

      wow why dont youi ask for the for the farm system Paneis a good player but he no star he will never be one

      • SyracuseYankees says:

        And how many of us actually thought Melky Cabrera was a superstar? And yet look what he is doing this year in San Fran! You never know how someone will react I mean most ok Yankees prospects move on to bigger careers! Tyler Clippard, Ian Kennedy ring any bells? I mean those are some recent examples! Just shows you can’t predict baseball!

  3. Accent Shallow says:

    I really can’t wait until Pena is out of the organization. It seems that I’ve seen every single one of his errors of the years, either in person and on TV.

    Of course he can’t hit water if he fell out of a boat, but that’s to be expected.

  4. Steve says:

    If Martin still sucks in 2 weeks turn him and someone else into David Ross.

  5. Tom says:

    Well at least by bringing Qualls in he was able to give Logan and the rest of the pen the day off.

  6. Brian S. says:

    They didn’t have a LOOGY Cashman was interested in?

  7. Erin says:

    Trade Pena for a box of Cracker Jacks and Chipper Jones’ jockstrap.

  8. connie says:

    to 28thisyear: Are you so young you don’t remember CAsh got Swish, to back up Nady(then we lost Nady,)Ibanez,Chavez,Karoda, Qualls… And Martin last year was golden. What about Eply and Rapata. I’ll keep Cash. He knows what he’s doing. And I’ll take Pena over Eduerror Nunez any day.

  9. john bowen says:

    Have you noticed since gardner went down the Yanks are
    playing lightsout.. if they could trade him and get something
    I would chip in a few dollars…

  10. tommyncassella says:

    as usual a-vomit could’nt get the big hit yesterday.

    • Randy Vonier says:

      Why are most of you people crying. The only ones not contributing is A-Rod and Martin (with the bat). They both have won a couple of games with key hits, and their defense is good. So A-Rod is a little overpaid (maybe more than a little). At this point they are the best team in baseball. Hopefully they are end of Sept. if not then you can start crying.

      • connie says:

        I am not a big Arod lover, but Arod got a 2 run HR yesterday. Yanks didn’t rally until the 9th. Loss wasn’t just his fault.

  11. tommy cassella says:

    the yankees infield are making more money than twelve teams.

  12. omoc1969 says:

    The whiners and cry-babies need to STOP complaining and just cheer for your team!!! For Pete’s sake, the YANKS have the BEST RECORD IN THE MLB right now!! They must be doing something right!!

  13. FreeAgentSignee says:

    I agree.

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