Gammons: Yankees were told Michael Young isn’t available

Game 94: Two More
Saturday Night Open Thread

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.

Game 94: Two More
Saturday Night Open Thread
  • trr

    too bad.
    who’s next?

  • The Real Greg

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

  • crawdaddy

    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?

  • Kramerica Industries

    Ruben Amaro.

  • BFDeal

    Cashman failed. Should have hit “force trade”.

    • Gonzo

      They revoked that feature after the Vernon Wells (to the Angels) trade.

  • Mikhel

    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.

    • Dr. TJ Eckleberg

      *imagines Hal and Randy Levine doing the bunny hop

  • Gonzo

    A lot can change in a couple of weeks.

  • JMK

    What are everyone’s thoughts on acquiring Trevor Plouffe?

    • Preston

      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.

  • vicki

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