Yankees Not Ready To Make Any Moves

According to Jack Curry of The YES Network (via Twitter), teams have contacted the Yankees and described their needs, but GM Brian Cashman has responded by telling them he's not making any moves right now. We looked at the team's trade chips last month, noting that their best piece of bait is probably their ability to absorb money.

The Yankees just lost Curtis Granderson for a month or so with a groin injury, so they could seek an outfielder should they look to make a deal. John Harper of The New York Daily News floated the idea of shipping the struggling Javier Vazquez to the Mets, but that was just him speculating. 


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35 Comments on "Yankees Not Ready To Make Any Moves"


jwredsox
5 years 3 months ago

plus mariano and posada are out. Let’s go Sox this is your chance!

fitz
5 years 3 months ago

Don’t count on it.

jwredsox
5 years 3 months ago

don’t be so pessimistic

fitz
5 years 3 months ago

It’s in my DNA as a Red Sox fan.

5 years 3 months ago

I think they need to get a 4th or 5th starter, the rotation has been very strong other than vazquez, but now it’s probably time to look into other options. The outfield has been very strong, Gardner has been impressive so far, and Thames was batting around .500 last time I checked, so that’s fine. But you want a player who is going to be a year or so if you’re the yankees.

jwredsox
5 years 3 months ago

I said it before the season, the Yankees were better off with Hughes and Joba in the rotation than Hughes and Vazquez. Seriously I said that, as crazy it was.

5 years 3 months ago

You were probably right, but imagine if Joba wasn’t good to start, and Vazquez was still with the Braves tearing it up. You’d feel so stupid if you were cashman. It didn’t seem like a bad move at the time, they really gave up melky a prospect and a reliever. I would of made the same move, i felt they needed another pitcher, but didn’t think two young pitchers was the answer.

jwredsox
5 years 3 months ago

yeah I know it didn’t look bad at all which was why I said I was crazy to say it lol.

Nicolas_C
5 years 3 months ago

I think Ian Kennedy could suffice their need. But wait…they just couldn’t be without Curtis Granderson, who hit 30 homers out of luck in 2009. When you hit more homers than doubles, that’s typically lucky, especially when he hit more doubles in all of his full seasons. The Yankees made a bad deal there…and left themselves without insurance in case someone faltered.

Zack23
5 years 3 months ago

ARod has hit more HRs than 2Bs for the last 12 seasons. 12 years of luck right there.

I love how everyone loves Kennedy now, but when he was on the Yankees he was a bust who was cocky because he didnt give post game interviews correctly. By the way- his FIP is over 5 in the NL West.

Nicolas_C
5 years 3 months ago

Well that’s A-Rod. There are some exceptions. But look at Chris Young’s 2007 season (the Dbacks one). Then look at 2008-2009. If a guy that hasn’t hit 30 homers before hits 30 and has less doubles, you should watch out.

His xFIP is good, I tend to look to that more. I also have no idea about his off the field actions.

Zack23
5 years 3 months ago

Chris Young’s .295 OBP in 2007 was more telling then having more HRs than 2Bs.

If you like xFIP better then ok, he still is giving up 2.08 HR/9 and his BABIP .225. So just like Austin Jackson’s .500 BABIP will drop, Kennedy’s BABIP will go up. That’s why you dont judge trades after 1 month.

jwredsox
5 years 3 months ago

I point more to the fact Granderson has been on a steady decline (Even defensively) since 07. He has sacrificed average to hit more homeruns and the fact that he is now in yankee stadium with that short right field fence calling to him is scary. Yes he has the ability to hit more than 30 homeruns there but what will his average look like after that?

5 years 3 months ago

Of course they’re not ready to make any moves. You have to start losing first.

yankeesfan88
5 years 3 months ago

javy for ike davis, get it done

0vercast
5 years 3 months ago

Not even Minaya would do that.

Just_MLB
5 years 3 months ago

yankeesfan88 – do u typically just say stupid sh*t to get met fans riled up?

a – u dont even need ike davis…u have texiera…
b – we don’t even need javy…..perez/maine/niese actually have been pitching good and unless ur willing to trade ollie for javy…that move makes no sense

of course if the point of the joke is that yankee garbage is still better than highly regarded met prospects than i guess ur just being the typical condescending yankee fan

yankeesfan88
5 years 3 months ago

yes haha

Just_MLB
5 years 3 months ago

then u wonder why yankee fans get stereotyped

5 years 3 months ago

Yanks need an OF and Braves could use a starter if JJ goes down… wanna trade back Javy for Melky? Just saying.

Yankees420
5 years 3 months ago

The only situation the Yankees will need someone is if Vazquez doesn’t start pitching like a capable #3/#4. If somehow Vazquez is just allergic to pitching well for the Yankees then I could see them making a move for someone who can eat innings near a 3.75 ERA. I can’t think of any names right now but there will be options for a MOR starter near the trade deadline. Hopefully if they do have to get someone it’ll be just a half-season rental so that they don’t have to give up much in terms of prospects.

5 years 3 months ago

The Yanks do need an OF…very bad right now. Well, you had Matsui leave in the offseason, would you like to take Ichiro for Gardner and a quality power-hitting prospect. Ichiro’s tenure in Seattle has come to an end and we don’t need him anymore.

Zack23
5 years 3 months ago

What does Matsui leaving have to do with Ichiro?
Granderson is on the DL for a few weeks, it’s not the end of the world, their lineup is still stacked.

5 years 3 months ago

Exactly. It’s not as if they’re looking ahead to a 10-game losing streak without Granderson.

5 years 3 months ago

this is my favorite post of all time

5 years 3 months ago

You know what’s funny is that it might actually happen…so save it to as a word document or write it down and laminate it to hang on the wall. LOL. Come up with some constructive comment.

East Coast Bias
5 years 3 months ago

I still think Javy will get it together. He doesn’t need to have ace stuff… we can suffice with a #4/#5 type pitcher in him.

Love Joba in the reliever role, especially for times like now. Mo is a little beat up/sore so Joba comes in and saves two games. He is getting back his ’08 stuff and can be a viable closer option in case anything happens to Mo, long or short term… I mean, as much as Yankee fans don’t want to admit it, the guy is definitely up there in age, and is more prone to age related injuries.

Lastly, as stated by others, Granderson being out is not going to kill the Yankees. He isn’t the best player on a struggling team. He’s a bottom of the order hitter for a team with A-Rod, Tex, Jeter, and now Cano! We can survive a month of Gardener in CF and the LF rotation.

pmc765
5 years 3 months ago

The Yankees are going to win 120 games even with all these issues. They don’t have to do anything. On nights where the starter pitches well, they win 6-1. On nights the starter doesn’t pitch well, they lose some, win some 9-8. For the rest of us, baseball is boring as a result.

Baseball needs a salary cap, but it’s not going to get one. When these superstars are too old but still under contract, competitive balance might hopefully resurface. But 2010 is a lost cause.

jwredsox
5 years 3 months ago

120 games? wow

jgarch
5 years 3 months ago

Melky/Diaz & Medlin/Kawakami for Vasquez? anyone. . . . .anyone. . . . .please!

Guest
5 years 3 months ago

no way i’d put medlen in there.

yankees2010
5 years 3 months ago

You guys have to be kidding me. Yes Javier has not been up to par but we are in the start to the SECOND MONTH OF THE SEASON. The Yankees are the Yankees, they can easily make moves and call people up due to their depth. The outfield is accually still pretty good even though Granderson is out. People are forgetting Swisher is hitting around .300 Gardner is on a tear lately, and even Thames is hitting every chance he gets. Im telling you the Yankees will do fine because they always have a player who will step up, live in the moment, and preform while people are slumping.

Yankees420
5 years 3 months ago

The 2008 Yankees would like to have a word with you.

Yankees420
5 years 3 months ago

Mitre is nothing more than a spot starter and Hirsh is a 28 year old in AAA that probably won’t ever be called up to start.

If Vazquez needs to be replaced in the rotation it’ll either be through trade or there is a slight chance they try out McAllister or Nova first.

Yankees420
5 years 3 months ago

Ok, I thought you meant give Mitre the job for the rest of the season, which would not be a smart move. And I’ll admit I don’t know a whole lot about Hirsh, I just kinda looked at his age and thought he was just AAA fodder. I actually hope you’re right in that if Vazquez loses his job as a SP then the Yankees can fill the void internally because our farm system isn’t very deep right now and we wouldn’t be able to get much without giving up Montero, Romine, Nova, or McAllister.