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Yanks Working on Robertson for Trumbo Deal?

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

Update: 1:40 PM Andrew Marchand of ESPN NY dispels this rumor @trager11 I’m told that Trumbo-Robertson rumor is not true. Makes no sense from Yankees perspective. Forget about that one.Sat Jan 14 18:06:09 via TweetDeckAndrew MarchandAndrewMarchand Original Post Source: #Angels and #Yankees discussing Mark Trumbo. Robertson in play.Sat Jan 14 01:36:11 via webScott SwaimMLBInsideNews Would […]

White Sox Wanted Top Prospect for Thornton

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

I was recently told the Yankees discussed Matt Thornton with the White Sox, but Kenny Williams was looking for a top prospect for the veteran lefty. Brian Cashman, rightfully, decided that paying Thornton’s remaining $12 million guaranteed money and a top prospect wasn’t worth it. Mike Silva adds: Thornton would have been a nice fit […]

Yanks, Oakland, KC Discussing 3-Way Deal for Gio Gonzalez

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Mike Silva Update 7:33 PM Told #A‘s asked #Yankees for either Banuelos or Betances, plus Montero for Gio Gonzalez. Not happening.Wed Dec 07 00:15:14 via TweetDeckBob KlapischBobKlap Original Post A source down at the Winter Meetings informed me of a 3-way deal being discussed between the Yankees, Oakland, and Kansas City. The players discussed were: […]

Yanks Like Cuban Defector Jorge Soler

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

In talking to someone in the Yankees organization, I was told they prefer Cuban defector Jorge Soler over Yoennis Cespedes. Soler is a 19-year-old outfielder who defected earlier this year. Mike Silva adds: In doing research about Soler, Adam Kilgore of Nationals Journal  described Soler as “an athletic, 6-foot-3 outfielder who can play center field but will likely […]

Yanks Have a Few Starting Pitching Options

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

Some quick Saturday night updates -  There are several teams that could be looking at C.J. Wilson besides the Yankees, with the Red Sox being one of them and also Detroit and Philadelphia. - At least six clubs have contacted the Giants about Matt Cain besides the Yankees. - The Braves are really pushing the Yankees hard to make […]

Giants Rejected Yanks Offer For Matt Cain

Friday, November 25th, 2011

I received some interesting Thanksgiving news from down in Tampa. Apparently, the Yankees recently contacted the Giants and offered four players for Matt Cain. The package was a combination of at least one position player and several minor league pitchers. Some of the names that were bandied about were Jesus Montero, Nick Swisher, and different minor league talent that included names such […]

Yanks Not Afraid of Long-Term Deal for Wilson

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

I reported back in October that  Despite his difficulties in the post season, the Yankees are still going to go after C.J. Wilson. They don’t look at him as they did a Cliff Lee, but more a solid number two starter. I reached out to my Tampa source for an update. He told me that things should start […]

Trading for Jair Jurrjens

Monday, November 21st, 2011

John Harper of the Daily News reported this weekend the Braves interest in Yankees utility man Eduardo Nunez. This created speculation the Yanks could work out a deal for Jair Jurrjens, who is available this offseason. Jurrjens is arbitration eligible and made $3.25 million a year ago. His salary will certainly enter the $5 million a year range after […]

Mets Inquired About A.J. Burnett

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Although its early in the offseason a source indicated to me the Mets sent out “feelers” to the Yankees about their interest in a Jason Bay/A.J. Burnett swap. Talks never were engaged as this is not something the Yankees would be interested in doing. Mike Silva adds: Amazing how this was a “what if” scenario […]

Quick Yankee Hot Stove Notes

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Here are some quick rumblings that I am hearing. - C.J. Wilson‘s agent has never demanded more than a four year deal. The Yankees still love C.J., but have not made eany offer to him yet. They could give him only a four year deal , but for more total money. - The Yanks still […]

Yanks May Prefer Darvish

Monday, November 7th, 2011

You heard the reports about the Yankees opening up talks with C.J. Wilson‘s agent, Bob Garber. According to my source, however, Billy Eppler and Damon Oppenheimer are pushing hard for Brian Cashman to go after Yu Darvish. Mike Silva adds: I said on yesterday’s show that it might make more sense to go after Darvish, […]

Toronto, Detroit, Waiting in Wings if CC Opts Out

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

The scuttlebutt among baseball executives down in Tampa has both the Tigers and Blue Jays getting ready to make huge offers to CC Sabathia if the Yankees are unable to sign him before their exclusive negotiating window ends. The threat of “outlier” teams jumping in and making it an all-out bidding war is the main […]

Yanks Will Pursue C.J. Wilson Despite Subpar Postseason

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Some more quick hot stove hits: - Despite his difficulties in the post season, the Yankees are still going to go after C.J. Wilson. They don’t look at him as they did a Cliff Lee, but more a solid number two starter. - Yankees are getting ready to talk to the White Sox about the […]

With Sabathia, It’s Years Not Dollars

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

Wanted to report a quick hit here. In talking to sources, the feeling is the Yankees are more concerned about the years on a potential CC Sabathia deal, not the dollars. As I have mentioned before, the Yanks will not be outbid by any team, including the Red Sox. The years are where they have more of […]

Could the Yanks Pry Away Matt Cain From San Francisco?

Friday, October 21st, 2011

One of the options for the Yankees this offseason would be to use their assets to acquire another team’s young ace. Scuttlebutt down in Tampa has the Yankees interested in sending out “feelers” to the Giants about the availability of Matt Cain. The Yankees would probably have to throw the kitchen sink at San Francisco in […]