Yankees had been talking to Braves about Ramiro Pena

Yanks back Garcia with homers in win over Halos
Game 88: For The Sweep

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.

Yanks back Garcia with homers in win over Halos
Game 88: For The Sweep
  • http://none Ton Lon ton

    Asti spun onto baby

    • dkidd


  • 28 this year

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

    • http://river eric

      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

        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!

  • Accent Shallow

    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.

    • jjyank

      Meh. It’s not like he’s blocking anyone. Depth and an org guy to play in AAA has value too. Not everyone in the minors can be a real prospect.

      • Accent Shallow

        I’m not saying “DFA his worthless ass immediately”. I just can’t wait to see him gone and another non-prospect playing SS for the Yankees in AAA.

    • stuart a

      Even Chase D’Arnaud has more RBIs and he’s only 25.

      • jjyank

        Again with the RBIs…

    • AC

      You complain about Pena? Have you seen Nunez at all? Hit the ball to him with game on the line and get back to me

  • Steve

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

    • Will (the other one)

      Unless that “someone else” is a high-level prospect, there’s no way Atlanta even picks up the phone.

      • Strat

        Just leave a message, maybe I’ll call…

        -Joe Walsh

      • jjyank

        Exactly. And McCann is having a down year, no way they trade such a good BUC.

  • Tom

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

    • Tom

      Wait this isn’t the game thread? Doh!

  • Brian S.

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

  • Erin

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

    • http://none Bernard

      You guys are a riot today! Very funny comments! You’ve made my day!

  • connie

    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.

    • TomH

      Speaking of Nunez–agree with the point about his fielding, but he can outhit Ramiro P. on any field in the game–what exactly is wrong with that thumb of his? Man, he’s been out a long time. Did it fracture?

    • john bowen

      Qualls cost us the game yesterday…

      • connie

        but not Friday. Can’t win them all. There are 24 other Yankees.

  • john bowen

    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…

  • tommyncassella

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

    • Randy Vonier

      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

        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.

  • tommy cassella

    the yankees infield are making more money than twelve teams.

  • omoc1969

    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!!

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  • FreeAgentSignee

    I agree.