Mike Cameron-Yankees Rumors

8:48pm: Tyler Kepner of the New York Times spoke to people involved with the deal and he gets the feeling that "the Yankees are backing away" for baseball reasons, not financial ones. Kepner adds that the Yankees know they don’t have to make this trade immediately if they don’t want to.

6:18pm: MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy heard from a source that talks between the Brewers and Yankees are at a "stalemate," and did not resume today.

Peter Abraham writes that Igawa may no longer be a part of the deal.

Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News wrote earlier today that the two teams have agreed on which players to trade. He heard from a source that the Yankees would likely send Igawa, Melky Cabrera and cash to the Brewers for Cameron.

A second source told Feinsand that the Brewers could send Bill Hall along too, an idea Tom Haudricourt suggested last week.

11:54am: SI.com’s Jon Heyman says the Yankees’ talks for Brewers center fielder Mike Cameron are expected to resume soon.  He says the Yankees still want the Brewers to either pick up a few million of Cameron’s $10MM salary or take on some of Kei Igawa‘s contract.  The Brewers don’t want to do that.

I’m not sure how the Yankees have managed to steer the conversation toward Cameron being overpaid.  He’s not, and a fair baseball trade would involve the Yankees paying all of Cameron’s salary while giving up something useful.

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