New York Notes: Pitching, Manuel, Montero

Whenever the trade deadline approaches, you can count on the two Big Apple teams to be right in the midst of any hot stove talks.  Here are a few news items concerning the Mets and Yankees…

  • Ken Rosenthal of sums up the Yankee trade deadline philosophy when he says (via Twitter) to "not rule out [the] Yankees on anything."  He notes that the Bronx Bombers have inquired about Dan Haren, Roy Oswalt and Jake Westbrook, but the club isn't interested in Ted Lilly.
  • Omar Minaya gave Jerry Manuel a (dreaded?) vote of confidence today, reports Adam Rubin of  "There’s no discussion at all [of changing managers]," Minaya said.  "Jerry Manuel is our manager, will be our manager. I’m very happy with the job that he’s doing.” 
  • Benjamin Kabak of the River Ave Blues blog looks at Jesus Montero's recent hot streak and why the Yankees shouldn't rush him to the majors as a solution to their DH problem.
  • The Mets' over-slot deal with 24th-round amateur draft pick Erik Goeddel is not yet official, tweets Jim Callis of Baseball America.  Callis was told that Goeddel's contract would be finalized by July 20, but it has been put off for "a few more days" due to a request from Major League Baseball.
  • Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports (via Twitter) that the Yankees have one of their best pro scouts in Seattle for tonight's Red Sox/Mariners game.
  • Dave Cameron of Fangraphs counts down the top five players with the most "negative trade value" in baseball, and a certain Yankee star tops the list.

23 Responses to New York Notes: Pitching, Manuel, Montero Leave a Reply

  1. BaseballFanatic0707 5 years ago

    Good to see Montero picking up the slack a bit. Hope he maintains it.

    And I don’t even know if there were any talks going on about doing that with him anyway.

  2. Guest 5 years ago

    In his last three games, Montero is 9-for-10 with two doubles, two homers and three walks. In his past 24 games, he is 31-for-76 (.408) with seven doubles, seven homers, 16 walks and nine strikeouts.

    Unreal numbers for Montero. Arod just hit #599

    • BaseballFanatic0707 5 years ago

      Well i don’t think he’ll quite keep that pace up, but we know he has 30-40 HR power and all. It’s just good to see the production is happening.

    • moonraker45 5 years ago

      Why do the yanks want to trade him so bad?

      • BentoBox 5 years ago

        The Yankees have good depth at C position in the minors. Many people don’t think Montero can stick at C and 1B/DH might be blocked.

        • moonraker45 5 years ago

          but that kind of potential at the plate, especially in the American League they’ll always find him AB’s… If he was on any other team they would be building the future around him, but the yankees almost seem eager to get rid of him..

          • Trading him for one of the best pitchers in the game isn’t what I’d classify as “eager”. They won’t trade him for David Dejesus or someone like that. Plus, like BentoBox said, they’ll have DH and 1B locked up for years and years…if he doesn’t stick at catcher, how will you find him AB’s? You can’t just stick the guy in the outfield.

          • moonraker45 5 years ago

            Trading him for one of the best pitcher in baseball isn’t eager you’re right, but 3 months of one of the best pitchers could come across as a bit eager. That being said i felt Texas paid way too much, but I digress…

            I understand with tex 1b is locked up for a long time, but the yanks have no long term solution at DH, he can catch for a few years and then DH, plenty of AB’s there.

      • Guest 5 years ago

        A-Rod is going to be signed until he’s 42 years old (I may be wrong), Jeter will be signed until he’s 40 or so. Teixeira’s signed until he’s 36 or 37…
        so, A-Rod will probably be eventually playing 30 games or so per year at DH, and Jeter and Teixeira will be playing there a fair amount… and there other players will be playing there on occasion of course… so there’s no where for Montero, because there’s a good chance he won’t be catcher, and the Yankees also have a few good catching prospects much better suited for the position…

  3. abowlby 5 years ago

    Who are the Yanks scouting? Aardsma and League?

    • BaseballFanatic0707 5 years ago

      when’s the next series with the Sox again?

  4. InvalidUserID 5 years ago

    Who might the Yankees be scouting on the Mariners?

  5. Mets may show interest, but when was the last big trade they made at the deadline? Nady for Hernandez and Perez? One GM said in ESPN the Magazine recently that Omar Minaya was the worst GM in the league to work with. They won’t get anything done.

    • icedrake523 5 years ago

      They got Castillo in 2007. Though the Twins just wanted to get rid of him and they didn’t give up a lot.

      I wonder what made him say Minaya was the worst. Does he want a lot in trades? Is he hard to reach? Is trying to get a deal done always slow? I wonder if ownership’s interference has anything to do with it.

      • He said that if Minaya doesn’t like what you’re offering, he won’t even listen. He’s immovable in what he’s willing to give up–which pretty much translates to me as being unwilling to negotiate.

    • aap212 5 years ago

      The other 29 said Brian Sabean. But Sabean couldn’t name himself, so he went with Minaya.

  6. East Coast Bias 5 years ago

    Hmm, I guess the bad blood from the Cliff Lee deal between Yanks and Ms is no more?

    • aap212 5 years ago

      How many teams consider themselves still in contention for this year? Fourteen? You can’t afford to cross one of the other sixteen off your list of possible trading partners. Someone screwed you in a trade? Throw some ‘tussin on it and move on.

  7. YanksFanSince78 5 years ago

    Haha….”Tussin” to the rescue again..haha. Who needs expensive medical staffers when you can go to your local CVS and load up on “Tussin”?

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