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Saturday, December 1, 2007

Yankees ready to offer Hughes

From John Harper and Mark Feinsand:

In any case, the club finally agreed to put Phil Hughes in a package that includes center fielder Melky Cabrera and at least one other lesser pitching prospect still to be negotiated, as of Friday night. And by doing so they believe they are the front-runners to land Santana, the two-time Cy Young winner.

There had been speculation the Red Sox were closing in on a deal on Thursday, but Yankee executives don't believe there was much to the rumors. And sources Friday said the Twins won't consider a deal with the Sox unless they include two of their big three prospects, pitchers Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz, and center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury.

The Sox apparently have told the Twins they won't do that, including only Lester among those three as part of a four-player proposal on Thursday. (New York Daily News)

I was afraid that it may come to this, and it looks like it has.

If there's anyone you trade Hughes for, it's Johan Santana. Therefore, I am not opposed to such a deal. The Yankees still have Joba Chamberlain, Chien-Ming Wang and Ian Kennedy, as well as Mike Mussina and possibly Andy Pettitte to fill out the rotation.

Such a move would only make the rotation better. However, as good as this staff looks on paper, the bullpen must be improved as well.


sports fAnAtIc said...

hey nice blog. im a die hard yanks fan from north texas and plan on going to the bronx in the summer to see a series at the Stadium before the new one is built. any advice you could lend about the bronx, the stadium, getting tix, or anything else would be of help. my youth pastor is from new jersey and he already warned me not to stop at stop signs or red lights in the bronx. lol. thanks

Andrew Fletcher said...

I try to get tickets as soon as they go on sale. During the summer it's almost always sold out. The area outside of the Stadium is a little dumpy so I'd try to get in quickly and get out quickly.

With the construction of the new Stadium, I'd suggest taking public transportation to the Stadium.

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