Tonight: RHP Jon Garland (9-6, 4.30) vs. LHP Andy Pettitte (12-7, 3.76), 7:05, YES
Friday: RHP Ervin Santana (11-5, 3.57) vs. RHP Sidney Ponson (6-2, 4.59). 7:05, Channel 9
Saturday: RHP Jered Weaver (9-8, 4.11) vs. RHP Mike Mussina (13-7, 3.56), 3:55, FOX
Sunday: RHP John Lackey (9-2, 2.93) vs. RHP Darrell Rasner (5-8, 4.92), 1:05, YES, WCBS 880
The trade deadline is at 4 p.m. today. The plan is to update you throughout the day as moves are made that impact the Yankees, directly or indirectly.
A few predictions:
* The Yankees will not make a deal for Jarrod Washburn today but will make a waivers deal for him sometime next month. While I like the moves Brian Cashman has made so far, the Yankees cannot go forward with Ponson and Rasner in the rotation. There are 55 games left. You want those two making 20-22 starts?
Pitching, pitching, pitching …
* The Red Sox will trade Manny Ramirez to the Marlins with the Pirates as the facilitator. Theo Epstein will not let the opportunity to rid himself of Manny pass by.
* The Rays will land a lefty, let’s say Will Ohman from the Braves.
* Greg Maddux to the Dodgers. Joe Torre loves him some veterans.