Rosenthal: Yankees not in on Ricky Nolasco

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Via Ken Rosenthal: The Yankees are not in on right-hander Ricky Nolasco — or any other pitcher, for that matter — at the moment. We heard the team “already had interest” in the right-hander earlier this month. Their focus has shifting to finding offense for obvious reasons.

Nolasco, 30, has pitched to a 3.93 ERA and 3.54 FIP in 17 starts for the Marlins this year. Rumor has it he could be moved very soon, as in before his next start, and a bunch of NL West clubs are showing the most interest. The Dodgers have been considered the front-runner recently. New York’s starters have posted a solid but not great 4.06 ERA and 3.55 FIP over the last 30 days even before David Phelps got pounded last night, but at this point pitching is not the problem. Nolasco would be an upgrade at the back of the rotation, however.

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  • Robinson Tilapia

    See? I actually think this is a minor mistake. If they’re still in “go for it” mode, while I don’t think the big-ticket pitchers should be pursued, I’m pretty concerned about anyone but CC and Kuroda right now (and, in turn, the rest of you are concerned about CC.) I’d be looking into back-end guys at the right price if his team thinks they can right the ship this season.

    Besides, Mikey and Rookie are suffocating in this box.

    • emac2

      I would consider a 1 or a 2 but… 4th and 5th starters? Don’t we have more than enough of those?

      I think our pitching is fine but our lineup is full of people with zero trade value and that isn’t going to get you to the playoffs regardless of the pitching.

      Garza would interest me if it were part of a bigger deal with the cubs

  • Leg-End

    Pitching will have its bad days, the offense just rarely has any good days anymore, we considee scoring 3 runs a breakout.

    If they want to stay in win mode then they need a bat or three sharpish.

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    If they like him, sign him as an FA after the season.

    Makes little sense to lose a prospect or 2 for a guy that’s not gonna be nearly enough to solve what’s wrong for this team in 2013.

  • Jim Jacobs

    Of course they’re not “in” on him, he isn’t in his late 30s & with his productive days well behind him.

    Joking aside, he’s property of a notoriously delusional organization that would probably insist on top prospects for a 30-year-old FA to be SP. Loria is the guy that buys luxury cars, treats them like crap for a few years then lists them in the classifieds for what he paid for them, if not MORE than what he paid.

  • your mom

    I don’t get it. The title says the Yankees are not in on Nolasco, yet the first sentence says they are in. What gives???

    • your mom

      okay, fixed. thank you.

  • Jacob the OG

    Ricky Nolasco=/= Phil Hughes, just having a better year more or less.

  • gyaris

    Sign him to play third base. Can’t be worse.

    • Jack T

      Certainly not any worse th an your dumb comment.

  • Wayne

    What top prospects are we likely to give up at deadline specifically in aa and aaa and tampa?