The Yankees were back in Pittsburgh for the first time since 1960 last night and lost again. Joe Girardi was not pleased.
Johnny Damon and Hidemi Matsui are hurting, so Justin Christian was called up. This notebook also has updates on Aaron Small, Phil Hughes, Humberto Sanchez and Derek Jeter.
Based on the comments, many people are coming up with trade ideas in their spare time. Keep a few things in mind: Three mediocre prospects do not equal one blue-chipper. And put yourself in the shoes of the opposing GM. Mark Shapiro can’t stand up in front of the Cleveland media and announce he traded C.C. Sabathia for Melky Cabrera and assorted Triple-A spare parts.
The Yankees are going to have to give something up or take on a lot of salary to get a good player. That’s how it works.
Hey, now is the time to trade for Bronson Arroyo (1 11 10 10 1 1 3 HR against Toronto last night) at least.