Mets are in a slump right and the Yankees r on a roll. One more sweep comming up for the yanks. And we can sweep the Rockies and Giants. The Sox r slumping pretty bad and we will be at the top of AL East by the end of the month. There is no stopping the yanks now.
Here’s my guess: In order to give up Teixeira, the Rangers would be asking for a real pitching prospect or two and a body or two. Could that be Clippard and one of the good young arms, other than Hughes, plus some AAAA position player? The Yanks have very few good position player prospects.
Assuming the yanks have the pieces, however, before this deal gets close to being made the Yanks will need to know whether Teixeira is amenable to an extension now and agrees to give the Yanks a window to negotiate a new contract with him. If Teixeira says “no” to an extension now, or they can’t reach a reasonably priced extension, then no deal.
What do you mean a “Trenton Prospect?” I’d package up Ramirez (sorry, but the Yankees are never going to give him a proper chance), Marquez/Horne, and an infielder type for Teix.
The infielder type would be mostly crap, but Ramirez should be pitching in the majors right now, and Marquez and Horne are both good solid prospects with high upside. I’d love to package it around Ohlendorf but he’s injured.
I love how pete responds “Dirt Dogs?” as if he’s never heard of the site! I check dirtdogs every day, and I’m not afraid to admit it! It’s a great site, whether you like the sox or not (personally, I hate them). But if you enjoy reading about sports on the web and a good laugh, it’s worth checking out. Plus, half of their reporting is on the yankees anyway!