Jul
11

Heyman: Yankees have not yet called about Kendrys Morales

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Via Jon Heyman: The Yankees have not yet called the Mariners and asked about the availability of Kendrys Morales. Seattle is hesitant to become a seller though, and GM Jack Zduriencik told Heyman he is “not shopping anyone.”

Morales, 30, is hitting .279/.339/.462 (126 wRC+) with 13 homers in 363 plate appearances this year. He is owed roughly $2.5M through the end of the season and will become a free agent this winter. Morales makes an awful lot of sense for the Yankees, who could use his switch-hitting bat in the middle of the lineup to both balance things out and break-up the lefties. He could also play first base, where Lyle Overbay has been okay, or DH, where Travis Hafner has been awful since May.

Categories : Asides, Trade Deadline
  • jsbrendog

    this is the first move i would make if i were the nyy. don’t get it. but hey, whatevs.

  • Preston

    Well hurry up Cashman!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Good because they should be selling.

    • Cool Lester Smooth

      Yeah, 2 games back of the Second Wild Card slot, starting lineup finally getting healthy, THAT’S when you sell.

  • http:/www.twitter.com/_swarlesbarkley Mark Teixeira – Ghostbuster (formerly Drew)

    Don’t understand why they don’t want to be sellers…Do they really think they are going to be better than Oakland or Texas, or anyone in the AL East for the final wild card spot? Fuck Jack Z. #bitchesgonnabitch

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      Because the Yankees should never sell.

      • Dalek Jeter

        I think he was saying he can’t understand why the Mariners don’t want to be sellers.

      • Pseudoyanks

        Not sure if serious….but never say never.

    • trr

      I think that’s GM speak…Zduriencik knows his team is going nowhere. Morales is what we need, and if the price is right (or almost right) let’s make the deal

      • Preston

        Jack Z is in job saver mode. He’s probably gone at the end of the year. So finishing strong is probably important to him, if not to anybody else in the org.

  • Dalek Jeter

    I really don’t believe any reports about who is or isn’t calling who unless a trade is completed or pending physicals, because these reporters aren’t in the room when calls are/aren’t made and GMs can tell them anything and then turn around and do the opposite. I mean why would it benefit Jack Z to say that people are available publically?

  • Get Phelps Up

    Seattle is hesitant to become a seller though, and GM Jack Zduriencik told Heyman he is “not shopping anyone.”

    Wow I really hope that that’s just trying to drive up prices because not selling when you’re 12 games out of a playoff spot and have the 4th worst record in the AL is really dumb, even by Jack Z’s standards.

    • forensic

      I was gonna comment something just like this, but I see it’s already been taken care of a couple of times. Typical Seattle. It’s amazing he hasn’t been fired yet.

      • Jonathan

        org #6

        • Cool Lester Smooth

          +1

  • Bob’s Your Uncle

    My thoughts are Jack Z will want something substantial for Morales, is that worth it for a rental? Hal won’t spend the money to resign him, not with Teixeira still around.