Gammons: Yankees were told Michael Young isn’t available


Via Peter Gammons: The Yankees were told Michael Young was not available when they called the Phillies last week. Philadelphia has won six of their last eight games, climbing to within six games of a wildcard spot. They remain hesitant to sell.

Young, 36, has hit .288/.345/.417 (110 wRC+) with his typically awful defense at third base this season. The Yankees were said to have interest a few weeks ago. Alex Rodriguez‘s rehab is coming along slowly and the Yankees still need a platoon partner for Lyle Overbay, so Young continues to make perfect sense for them despite his shoddy defense.

Categories : Asides, Trade Deadline


  1. trr says:

    too bad.
    who’s next?

  2. The Real Greg says:

    This is the problem. Yankees need a bat, but nobody’s trading right now. They can’t do it.

  3. crawdaddy says:

    Mike, you keep saying time to get a bat. Who you’re going to get and at what price are you willing to get it?

  4. Kramerica Industries says:

    Ruben Amaro.

  5. BFDeal says:

    Cashman failed. Should have hit “force trade”.

  6. Mikhel says:

    This is exactly what the guys in the front office were hopping, this way they can say “oh we tried everything but nobody wanted to trade us players… oh well, next year”, every single year this happens and the Yanks end up trading for a washed up player or pitchers with an injury historial.

  7. Gonzo says:

    A lot can change in a couple of weeks.

  8. JMK says:

    What are everyone’s thoughts on acquiring Trevor Plouffe?

    • Preston says:

      Better RHB than anyone we’ve got, but even though he plays all around the diamond, he is pretty horrible at all of them. Wouldn’t give up a top ten prospect for him.

  9. vicki says:

    still liking scott van slyke to platoon with loverbay. for adam warren.

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