Getting two types of e-mail this morning. Half are “Hey, I was at the Bruce show last night, too” and the rest are “Can the Yankees get Mark Teixeira?”
To the concert folks: Tremendous show, glad you had fun.
To the trade talkers: I don’t think so.
The Braves have made it clear that Teixeira is available but the Yankees are not inclined to use their better prospects on a rental player. There is no chance whatsoever that Scott Boras won’t put Teixeira on the market after the season.
The Yankees have one need and it’s a starting pitcher. Another bat would not hurt. But once Brian Cashman robbed the Pirates for Damaso Marte and Xavier Nady, the focus went to starting pitching. They’re playing chicken with Seattle for Jarrod Washburn.
Talked to two people this morning that said the Dodgers are so desperate for a shortstop that they may try and get Alberto Gonzalez. Sure, Joe, send Clayton Kershaw. I’d be surprised if the Yankees did anything to help the Dodgers.