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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Sherman's latest: Ankiel and more on Sheets

In Joel Sherman's latest "3 Up," he says the Yankees have some interest in ex-pitcher Rick Ankiel. Ankiel, who Sherman said should only make about $3 million in arbitration, has at least five teams looking at him as a possible trade option.

Ankiel batted .264/.337/.506 with 25 home runs and 71 RBI in 463 plate appearances last season, and the Cardinals' needs, according to Sherman, are a closer and a starter. Sherman also said the Cardinals have "some interest" in Ian Kennedy.

The Yankees' outfield is crowded, with Xavier Nady, Hideki Matsui, Melky Cabrera, Johnny Damon and Brett Gardner all currently on the roster.

Would you trade Kennedy and someone like Cabrera for Ankiel? I'd definitely have to think about it. Sherman believes the Cardinals won't ask for a lot, considering Ankiel only has one year left until free agency.

Meanwhile, Sherman said the Yankees haven't fully decided whether to offer Ben Sheets a deal, contradicting Mark Feinsand's report. "But there is some chance that the Yankees can end up this offseason with the Nos. 1 and 2 starters from last year's Brewers," Sherman said


She-Fan said...

Not interested in Ankiel. Not interested in Sheets either unless they get him to take 100 physicals.

Andrew Fletcher said...

Jane, if we can get Ankiel cheap for a year, it could be worth it. Also, if Sheets accepts a two-year deal, that could also be worth it. I agree with you about the physicals, though. You can never be too sure.

Anonymous said...

The Yankees of New York should get Ankle and Sheets to New York with Kennedy and Cabrera to St. Louis.

The King.

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