Yankees-Sabathia Chatter

Tyler Kepner of the New York Times believes Victor Martinez‘s injury "will probably lead to a trade of the ace left-hander C.C. Sabathia."  He says the Yankees will have "strong interest" if Sabathia becomes available.  Kepner also expects the Cubs and Red Sox to be in the mix.

As for a return, Kepner suggests the Yankees could match the Indians’ needs of pitching and infield help.  He does not see Robinson Cano as a possibility, though.

According to Baseball America, the Yankees have three Top 100 prospects aside from Joba Chamberlain: Jose Tabata (#37), Austin Jackson (#41), and Ian Kennedy (#45).  Others on the fringe of the Top 100 when BA compiled the rankings in March: Alan Horne, Jeff Marquez, and Jesus Montero.  Some of these players have seen their stock drop, however.  What do you think it’d take to get a deal done?


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