it is mind boggling to me why people would be so eager to move gardener and bring in crawford, a guy youre going to have to pay more than 15 mil per season to….what does crawford give you that gardener doesnt that is worth 15+mil per year??? 10-12 more HRs? gardener is younger, and cheaper….now IF they could pick up crawford and move swisher, that’s a different story all together. but if i had to choose between the two, and factor in their salary ill take brett.
GB7- I think DiceK was mentioned for Beltran only because their salaries for next year were fairly close.
Are there any FA pitchers out there worth taking a low cost flyer on? Chris Young, Jeff Francis, Rich Harden.
Marlins have 3 pitchers eligible for arbitration that they might want to trade-Sanchez, Nolasco, Nunez, to free up salary. Any thoughts because right now we have only 8 pitchers out of 12 penciled in for 2011.
The New York Yankees think they could have room in their budget to sign both left-handed pitcher Cliff Lee and outfielder Carl Crawford, a baseball official with knowledge of the Yankees’ plans told ESPNNewYork.com.
It is unclear if they first would need to make a trade so they can remain within the $210 million or so budget.
If Andy Pettitte retires, as a source close to the pitcher told ESPN.com’s Jayson Stark that he is leaning toward, the Yankees would gain some flexibility.
The Yankees haven’t pressured Pettitte in any way to make a decision. But they clearly would like to know his plans one way or the other. Pettitte earned $11.75 million this season, and if he isn’t coming back, it would create both greater urgency for the Yankees to sign Lee and provide more payroll flexibility that could motivate them to make a serious run at signing Lee and Crawford.
Again, can someone explain to me how Andy’s decision decides if we can fit both Lee and Crawford? Is it just the 2011 payroll they’re worried about? It just seems strange given Andy only signs one year deals anyway. How that would stop you from spending $100+ million over 6-8 years I’m just not getting..
Yes I saw that. If they sign Crawford and Lee, to stay within budget they’ll need to forego Pettitte and trade Swisher for low cost prospects. If they use Nova as a starter, have they really improved themselves? I’m not so sure as I believe pitching is and should be #1 priority.
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I don’t think CC is a significant improvement over Gardner to warrant the expense. Keeping Gardy gives the Yankees dollars to spend elsewhere.
Still want Lee and willing to make our dollar amount match 7 seven years of what others are offering. Randi I is right that Cashman has failed to develop the pitching the Yankees need for 2011. However how different would that be if Wang had not been hurt. Then we’d be sitting pretty. Still think someone needs to talk further with Joba and that he should be given another shot at starting.
Chip and Brett, I’m so glad you are not NYY GM’s.
If we don’t get lee I’m not sure I’d trade away the Farm to get someone else. Suffer for a year or two until some of the homegrown talent is ready.
Obviously I didn’t see that you had already started talking about Doumit before I commented.
Trader – like you I’m not sure what he’s going to give you defensively; but in a role like the one Marcus Thames served last year – where you’re not really relying on him for defense…I would take a shot.
Chip December 8th, 2010 at 2:55 pm
The Pirates are reportedly shopping Ryan Doumit and willing to eat some of his salary to move him…any opinion on trading a B level minor leaguer for him to use as a bat off the bench?
Catherine Bach (Daisy Duke), Michelle Ryan (Bionic Woman), or Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman)?
Easy for me Daisy Duke, although she has not aged well
Shame Spencer December 8th, 2010 at 3:03 pm
Wow, how much does it suck to be the son of Mariano Rivera and be a pitcher? I guess one could argue it might be in the genes.. but thats gotta be a ton of pressure.
Shame-I was thinking the same thing!