Marlins hoped to send Carlos Lee to Yankees


Via Jayson Stark and Buster Olney, the Marlins approached Carlos Lee about waiving his no-trade clause to accept a trade to the Yankees, but he declined. The two sides were not close to agreeing to a deal or anything, talks didn’t advance after Lee said no. I have no idea what the Bombers would have done with the (former) slugger; I suppose use him for spot starts at first base and at DH against left-handed pitchers. Anything more would have really been pushing it. Casey McGehee makes much more sense given his ability to actually play the field without being a hazard to himself and those around him.

Categories : Asides, Trade Deadline


  1. Ichy and Irok hello to number 28 says:

    What are we the retirement home for old good players

  2. CUYanks says:

    He’ll be an August trade candidate anyway, right?

  3. t-ara says:

    hes a bitch

  4. Ralph says:

    Imagine it was Chad Qualls who was suppose to be traded for Carlos Lee. Certainly makes me feel even better than I did (was happy) about the McGehee trade.

  5. stuart a says:

    he would fit in well; old, fat, slow, and a all or nothing hitter. another softball player on a team of softball players. if he thinks every pitch is a fastball then he would have really fit in well.

    • Nice Scheister says:

      Fuck off, Phyllis.

    • CP says:

      And all of those softball players add up to the best team in baseball.

      • radnom says:

        Well, he was only referring to the offense. Which is 5th in run scored in mlb, and 3rd in the AL East.

        Oh, and they are 4th best team in baseball according to record.

        They don’t suck or anything, just providing some facts. I’m not encouraged by the offense this year – especially considering that the only true bright spots (sans Jeet) are the only players not locked up long term.

        • Ted Nelson says:

          The NL is not baseball. Imagine the Yankees record if they were in the NL…

          You say 5th in Rs like it’s a bad thing. It’s a long season and they’re not far from those ahead of them.

  6. RI$P FTW says:


  7. Arya says:

    Why did the Marlins trade for him in the first place? They are a sorry franchise. Sorry manager, sorry ballpark. Fire sale after one half of a season, what a joke.

  8. RetroRob says:

    I doubt the Yankees would have had to send any player beyond a C-level minor leaguer. The Marlins were probably hoping for any level of salary relief, even if it was a million or so.

  9. Billy says:

    Yankees Adult Health Care Center 2012. Jones, Ibanez, Chavez, Ichiro, A Rod and soon to be inducted Granderson. Looking for new members.

  10. Laz says:

    I don’t think he would have been too bad an option for the yankees at DH, but then again, he really isn’t an upgrade over ibanez or jones.

  11. FachoinaNYY says:


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