Yankees Covet Dunn, Soria

The Yankees would love to have Adam Dunn and Joakim Soria, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (via Twitter). But the Yankees' interest in the two stars doesn't mean those players will be in pinstripes any time soon. After all, many teams would love to have them both and the Nationals and Royals would demand a lot in any deal.

In fact, Rosenthal reports that the Nationals have an "exorbitant" asking price for Dunn. The 30-year-old, who becomes a free agent after the season, is one of the more appealing first baseman available, along with Prince Fielder. As usual, Dunn is on pace for a 40-homer season (he leads the NL with 22). He makes $12MM this season and profiles as a Type A free agent, so the Nationals could obtain picks for Dunn if they don't trade him. 

ESPN.com's Buster Olney reported earlier in the week that Dunn may be losing interest in an extension with the Nats. At River Ave. Blues, MLBTR's Mike Axisa makes the case that the Yankees should acquire Dunn, even though he's only under contract for 2010.

The Royals would need to be "overwhelmed" to part with Soria, who makes $3MM this season and is under team control through 2014. He has 25 saves already and has posted 11.1 K/9 this season, which makes him one of the more appealing relievers available. The Yankees have had inconsistent performances from righties Joba Chamberlain, Chan Ho Park and David Robertson, which no doubt contributes to their interest in Soria.


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  1. Ferrariman 5 years ago

    who doesn’t covet soria?

  2. coachofall 5 years ago

    You don’t build a team around a closer. If the Royals can get pieces to continue their 20 year rebuild they need to pull the trigger. Soria is a great relief pitcher with a team friendly contract, however the assets he would bring back would be of more longterm value.

    • Ferrariman 5 years ago

      ” you don’t build a team around a closer”

      thanks. didn’t know that. good thing they have guys like hosmer, moustakas, butler, grienke, soria,colon, and crow to build around.

      • coachofall 5 years ago

        Not quite sure why you felt compelled to respond with sarcasm. They do have some nice talent in the minors (however i feel Crow will be closer to Hochover than Greinke), but by the time they all have a few years of big league experience Soria will be close to the end of his run in KC. Relief pitchers are inconsistent, always have been so when you have a “stud” who is in demand, you are foolish not to listen.

      • coachofall 5 years ago

        Not quite sure why you felt compelled to respond with sarcasm. They do have some nice talent in the minors (however i feel Crow will be closer to Hochover than Greinke), but by the time they all have a few years of big league experience Soria will be close to the end of his run in KC. Relief pitchers are inconsistent, always have been so when you have a “stud” who is in demand, you are foolish not to listen.

    • Ferrariman 5 years ago

      ” you don’t build a team around a closer”

      thanks. didn’t know that. good thing they have guys like hosmer, moustakas, butler, grienke, soria,colon, and crow to build around.

    • roberty 5 years ago

      2015 is a long ways away. There is no reason to deal Soria this year. Other GM’s are unlikely to pony up twice as many prospects right now than they will at the 2012 trade deadline when Soria still has two team option years left on his contract.

      • Steve_in_MA 5 years ago

        Except if he has a bad year or twists his ankle on the mound or gets hit in the face by a line drive or pulls a hammy or needs tommy john surgery, in which case you will get nothing for him. The fortunes of life and baseball are unpredictable. This could well be the moment that Soria has his maximum value. That said, none of these horrible things could happen and you could be right that he will retain, possibly even enhance his value. My point is, you cannot be certain about what he will be worth in 2012. You can be certain about what he would bring in trade, today.

    • roberty 5 years ago

      2015 is a long ways away. There is no reason to deal Soria this year. Other GM’s are unlikely to pony up twice as many prospects right now than they will at the 2012 trade deadline when Soria still has two team option years left on his contract.

  3. So what does Rizzo expect he’s going to get for Dunn? The same package the Yankees offered for Lee? Ridiculous. He stalled too long on resigning Dunn, and now he wants out. The Nationals are going to finish with another terrible record. Where does he think he’s getting his leverage from?

    Every day he holds out expecting players on the level of Domonic Brown or Jesus Montero or Mike Trout is another day where he isn’t getting the best return he can get, which are a couple of B prospects that are close to major league ready. You can’t play f’in hardball when you’re the GM of the Washington Nationals right now.

    • chaifetz10 5 years ago

      Sure you can. It’s called collecting the two draft picks in the off season. No team can force the Nats to trade Dunn so why not aim for the moon and if it doesn’t happen get the picks in the offseason?

    • chaifetz10 5 years ago

      Sure you can. It’s called collecting the two draft picks in the off season. No team can force the Nats to trade Dunn so why not aim for the moon and if it doesn’t happen get the picks in the offseason?

    • Taskmaster75 5 years ago

      Not necessarily. Teams like the Red Sox and the White Sox will be looking for a DH (The White Sox may even need a 1b if Konerko doesn’t resign). The Nats will be able to collect some picks when they let him go, so yes, Rizzo does have some leverage in negotations, in that he is able to walk away from them.

    • Taskmaster75 5 years ago

      Not necessarily. Teams like the Red Sox and the White Sox will be looking for a DH (The White Sox may even need a 1b if Konerko doesn’t resign). The Nats will be able to collect some picks when they let him go, so yes, Rizzo does have some leverage in negotations, in that he is able to walk away from them.

  4. I am not a fan of giving up prospects for relievers. But Soria is a very, very special case. As long as the trade doesn’t involve Montero, there really isn’t any combination of prospects I would be upset with giving up if it meant bringing Soria in.

    • unbiasedhomer 5 years ago

      The Royals do have a nice catching prospect in Wil Myers, but you are trading for a premium player at a premium position in Soria, so you have to expect to pay equal in position premium, be it Montero or Romine. I’m sure Montero is the preferred get there.

      You saw that the Orioles got Josh Bell for George Sherrill (of all people) last year from the Dodgers, so irrespective of the stupidity of that trade, you have to figure to give up AT LEAST one comparable talent, which would probably be Montero.

      • a closer is a premium position? i don’t think so my bru

        • Indeed, closers are specialty positions, and about to fall off a cliff in terms of value. KC needs to trade Soria ASAP while his value is at its peak.

          • roberty 5 years ago

            Soria has 4 years left on his contract (ok, 1 year and 3 team option years.) They have years until he loses any value as a trade chip. The modern GM understands the importance of a quality bullpen now more than ever. Teams allocate considerably more money to their bullpens now than they did only five years ago. Nasty bullpens win championships. I don’t see that changing within the next decade, and I don’t see Soria’s trade value “falling off a cliff.” If anything, it is just going to go up — especially once MoRiv retires.

        • Indeed, closers are specialty positions, and about to fall off a cliff in terms of value. KC needs to trade Soria ASAP while his value is at its peak.

      • a closer is a premium position? i don’t think so my bru

    • Well I hate to be the bearer of bad news for you then because if the Yankees want Soria than they are going to have to give up Montero and then some. Soria is one of the best closers in the game who is under a very underpaid contract for the next few years so it would probably take a package of roughly what it took for the Rangers to get Cliff Lee.

    • Well I hate to be the bearer of bad news for you then because if the Yankees want Soria than they are going to have to give up Montero and then some. Soria is one of the best closers in the game who is under a very underpaid contract for the next few years so it would probably take a package of roughly what it took for the Rangers to get Cliff Lee.

    • roberty 5 years ago

      For four and a half years of Soria I think the Yankees would have to give up considerably more than they would have to acquire Cliff Lee, including Montero.

    • roberty 5 years ago

      For four and a half years of Soria I think the Yankees would have to give up considerably more than they would have to acquire Cliff Lee, including Montero.

  5. I am not a fan of giving up prospects for relievers. But Soria is a very, very special case. As long as the trade doesn’t involve Montero, there really isn’t any combination of prospects I would be upset with giving up if it meant bringing Soria in.

  6. BaseballFanatic0707 5 years ago

    If the Nats ask for too much for Dunn, walk away from him. He’s perfect to use as a DH for half a year.

    Don’t bother with Soria, he’d be too pricy in terms of prospects.

  7. icedrake523 5 years ago

    Thou shall not covet thy neighbor’s goods. Especially if thou already has the highest payroll in baseball.

  8. icedrake523 5 years ago

    Thou shall not covet thy neighbor’s goods. Especially if thou already has the highest payroll in baseball.

  9. also, i heard that the red sox would like pujols, tulo, josh hamilton, mauer and cliff lee

    • bonestock94 5 years ago

      Completely impossible to imagine Dunn or Soria getting traded, right?

      • Not in the least. No player on the Royals in untouchable.

        not Zack, not Butler, and not Soria…who is tied for or leading the majors in saves, and absolutely dominant in his role….for a losing team.

        it’s like putting makeup on a prostitute. Sure it makes her look pretty, but it doesn’t make her a girl you take home to mom.

        • great analogy there..

        • great analogy there..

        • saves arent a very good stat to judge performance on, just sayin’.

          • Taskmaster75 5 years ago

            Indeed, George Sherill is the best representation of this.

            Also, the number of saves is more of an indictment on how crappy the Royals offense is, in that they can only score 1-3 runs a game and barely win.

          • Taskmaster75 5 years ago

            Indeed, George Sherill is the best representation of this.

            Also, the number of saves is more of an indictment on how crappy the Royals offense is, in that they can only score 1-3 runs a game and barely win.

        • saves arent a very good stat to judge performance on, just sayin’.

        • In theory, no one’s untouchable, but with guys like Butler, Soria, and Zack Attack, the asking price would be to the point where you might as well just forget it and look for a better option.

      • jwsox 5 years ago

        soria yes, Dunn no! yeah the guy can hit the cover off the ball and it will go a long long way. But he strikes out A LOT, usually does not hit for a good average at all…walks are ok. And he is consistantly one of the worst 1st basemen in the game and one of the worst corner out fielders defensively of ALL TIME. The Nats would be stupid not to trade dunn, just think all the team that signs Dunn has to do is sign a type A higher Than Dunn, there are a good amount there, and Then the nats only get what 1 pick and a sandwhich pick right? I say the yankees need Dunn to DH and every once and a while play 1st. HE WOULD KILL IN YANKEE STADIUM. Could you imagine your 3-4-5-6 being Cano-Arod-Tex-Dunn? there is no getting around that…The yankees could offer a catching prospect(i belive harper is going to play right for them) a pitching prospect(maybe even Joba) and a 1st base prospect. should get the deal done…..as for soria I would say Montero(if not traded to the nats) phill hughes and another prospect would get the deal done. Yes the yankees would lose out on hughes but if you can add soria who would take over to MO after this year or next year, you already have CC, AJ, possibly Javier and a bunch of FA pitchers..ie cliff lee…(which is the yanks sign lee that could screw the nats if dunn signs with the yankees

      • jwsox 5 years ago

        soria yes, Dunn no! yeah the guy can hit the cover off the ball and it will go a long long way. But he strikes out A LOT, usually does not hit for a good average at all…walks are ok. And he is consistantly one of the worst 1st basemen in the game and one of the worst corner out fielders defensively of ALL TIME. The Nats would be stupid not to trade dunn, just think all the team that signs Dunn has to do is sign a type A higher Than Dunn, there are a good amount there, and Then the nats only get what 1 pick and a sandwhich pick right? I say the yankees need Dunn to DH and every once and a while play 1st. HE WOULD KILL IN YANKEE STADIUM. Could you imagine your 3-4-5-6 being Cano-Arod-Tex-Dunn? there is no getting around that…The yankees could offer a catching prospect(i belive harper is going to play right for them) a pitching prospect(maybe even Joba) and a 1st base prospect. should get the deal done…..as for soria I would say Montero(if not traded to the nats) phill hughes and another prospect would get the deal done. Yes the yankees would lose out on hughes but if you can add soria who would take over to MO after this year or next year, you already have CC, AJ, possibly Javier and a bunch of FA pitchers..ie cliff lee…(which is the yanks sign lee that could screw the nats if dunn signs with the yankees

    • bonestock94 5 years ago

      Completely impossible to imagine Dunn or Soria getting traded, right?

    • Steve_in_MA 5 years ago

      You forgot Longoria … but oops, there I go coveting thy neighbor’s goods when we are virtually at the salary tax level.

    • Steve_in_MA 5 years ago

      You forgot Longoria … but oops, there I go coveting thy neighbor’s goods when we are virtually at the salary tax level.

  10. also, i heard that the red sox would like pujols, tulo, josh hamilton, mauer and cliff lee

  11. bonestock94 5 years ago

    So the consensus is a package built around top tier prospect for Soria? My understanding is that a great reliever is not worth as many wins as even a decent starter, so I’m a bit surprised. Not to mention the volatility of any reliever. I guess the price and length of control change that.

    • aap212 5 years ago

      Right, but flags fly forever and a team like the Yankees might never give a chance to those third starter prospects, or might never have a clear spot for Montero. Plus, there are the market factors of how much the other team might pay for Soria and that KC doesn’t HAVE to trade him.

    • aap212 5 years ago

      Right, but flags fly forever and a team like the Yankees might never give a chance to those third starter prospects, or might never have a clear spot for Montero. Plus, there are the market factors of how much the other team might pay for Soria and that KC doesn’t HAVE to trade him.

    • Trading for Soria gives them a player signed for 4 more years, who is one of the most “ice in veins” cold in the 9th inning..4 very cheap years. He also is open to starting (keep in mind, 3 days after KC got him in the Rule 5, he pitched a perfect game in the Mexican Leagues…we knew we got something special).

      For a slight boost in his yearly salary, he has a clause that he could be switched over to a starter. So expect to pay an INSANE price for Soria.

      • He has great value and versatility but there is no way in knowing how he would be as a starter. Dont forget its differerent when a pitcher has to pitch 7 or 8 innings as opposed to one where he can give it all hes got. Lets not forget what happened with Joba when the yanks tried to switch him over

        • closeplayat1st 5 years ago

          Soria and Joba are ENTIRELY different cases, so much so that you can’t compare the two simply because they are both called “relievers.” Soria is not a balls-to-the-wall fastball closer. He is, as one poster said, a “special case.” Soria gets his saves based on location and movement, something that translates quite well to the starter roll. Also, he has 4 pitches that the throws for strikes.

        • closeplayat1st 5 years ago

          Soria and Joba are ENTIRELY different cases, so much so that you can’t compare the two simply because they are both called “relievers.” Soria is not a balls-to-the-wall fastball closer. He is, as one poster said, a “special case.” Soria gets his saves based on location and movement, something that translates quite well to the starter roll. Also, he has 4 pitches that the throws for strikes.

    • Trading for Soria gives them a player signed for 4 more years, who is one of the most “ice in veins” cold in the 9th inning..4 very cheap years. He also is open to starting (keep in mind, 3 days after KC got him in the Rule 5, he pitched a perfect game in the Mexican Leagues…we knew we got something special).

      For a slight boost in his yearly salary, he has a clause that he could be switched over to a starter. So expect to pay an INSANE price for Soria.

  12. bonestock94 5 years ago

    So the consensus is a package built around top tier prospect for Soria? My understanding is that a great reliever is not worth as many wins as even a decent starter, so I’m a bit surprised. Not to mention the volatility of any reliever. I guess the price and length of control change that.

  13. aap212 5 years ago

    The Yankees just aren’t a good fit for the Royals. A team counting on Billy Butler and Eric Hosmer isn’t a good fit for Jesus Montero, and the Yankees don’t have strong enough pitching prospects to acquire Soria. Even if guys like Betances and Brackman are looking really good, they’re too far away and their pasts are too checkered.

    Now Dunn I could see happening, and would make a ton of sense for the Yankees.

  14. aap212 5 years ago

    The Yankees just aren’t a good fit for the Royals. A team counting on Billy Butler and Eric Hosmer isn’t a good fit for Jesus Montero, and the Yankees don’t have strong enough pitching prospects to acquire Soria. Even if guys like Betances and Brackman are looking really good, they’re too far away and their pasts are too checkered.

    Now Dunn I could see happening, and would make a ton of sense for the Yankees.

  15. YanksFanSince78 5 years ago

    Realistically, the Yanks have a guy name Mariano Rivera who, despite his age, will almost definetly be back next year and maybe 2012 as well. It’s his job until he decides to retire. Is it worthwhile to trade top prospects for Soria for him to be a 8th inning set up/part time closer? How will he react to going from being a top closer to the role the Yanks need him for? Considering how much the Royals are sure to ask for I would rather see them go after someone that can start as a 8th inning guy and then maybe learn and grow into a closer when Mo decides to retire.

    • As a KC fan I can tell you that Soria would LOVE setting up for Rivera. Both Mexican-born closers, Soria is rather outspoken about how big of an idol Rivera is for him.

    • As a KC fan I can tell you that Soria would LOVE setting up for Rivera. Both Mexican-born closers, Soria is rather outspoken about how big of an idol Rivera is for him.

  16. YanksFanSince78 5 years ago

    Realistically, the Yanks have a guy name Mariano Rivera who, despite his age, will almost definetly be back next year and maybe 2012 as well. It’s his job until he decides to retire. Is it worthwhile to trade top prospects for Soria for him to be a 8th inning set up/part time closer? How will he react to going from being a top closer to the role the Yanks need him for? Considering how much the Royals are sure to ask for I would rather see them go after someone that can start as a 8th inning guy and then maybe learn and grow into a closer when Mo decides to retire.

  17. Yankees420 5 years ago

    All reports are that Rizzo is asking for the moon for Dunn, so I’d prefer Cashman stay away and maybe give Carlos Delgado a call to see what he’s got left in the tank.

    As for Soria, again I think the prospect cost would be too pricey and, honestly we don’t need an elite level reliever, which Soria obviously is. Instead we need someone who can be solid in the 7th/8th inning, and we also need Chan Ho Park to no longer be on the team.

  18. Yankees420 5 years ago

    All reports are that Rizzo is asking for the moon for Dunn, so I’d prefer Cashman stay away and maybe give Carlos Delgado a call to see what he’s got left in the tank.

    As for Soria, again I think the prospect cost would be too pricey and, honestly we don’t need an elite level reliever, which Soria obviously is. Instead we need someone who can be solid in the 7th/8th inning, and we also need Chan Ho Park to no longer be on the team.

  19. theos_chief_of_staff 5 years ago

    to report that a team’s price tag for a player would be “exorbitant” or that a certain team would have to be “overwhelmed” to trade somebody is a waste or words and insulting to readers’ intelligence. every mlb team places essentially a net present value on every player within an organization based on a myriad of factors including talent, age, position scarcity, terms of contract, etc. when a team is offered a package for a player that exceeds their respective npv, they accept, if not they reject. plain and simple. for example, a team shouldn’t turn down a trade offer with a higher npv than what they currently have if it’s just a little more. you take it or try to negotiate for more, if not you take it. it’s silly to say that they’d have to receive something exceptionally above the npv of a player in order to pull the trigger. sure, there is subjectivity in the npv analysis, but still, to say that you would need to blown away makes no sense.

  20. theos_chief_of_staff 5 years ago

    to report that a team’s price tag for a player would be “exorbitant” or that a certain team would have to be “overwhelmed” to trade somebody is a waste or words and insulting to readers’ intelligence. every mlb team places essentially a net present value on every player within an organization based on a myriad of factors including talent, age, position scarcity, terms of contract, etc. when a team is offered a package for a player that exceeds their respective npv, they accept, if not they reject. plain and simple. for example, a team shouldn’t turn down a trade offer with a higher npv than what they currently have if it’s just a little more. you take it or try to negotiate for more, if not you take it. it’s silly to say that they’d have to receive something exceptionally above the npv of a player in order to pull the trigger. sure, there is subjectivity in the npv analysis, but still, to say that you would need to blown away makes no sense.

  21. dickylarue 5 years ago

    That’s some scoop you got there Rosenthal. In other news, water is wet.

  22. dickylarue 5 years ago

    That’s some scoop you got there Rosenthal. In other news, water is wet.

  23. TheReturnOfMrBlanks 5 years ago

    Hmmm I got 10 bucks that says they somehow get both guys….lol only in NY

    • Ferrariman 5 years ago

      they cant. and i really do mean it, they can’t. their farm isn’t strong enough for both.

    • Ferrariman 5 years ago

      they cant. and i really do mean it, they can’t. their farm isn’t strong enough for both.

  24. TheReturnOfMrBlanks 5 years ago

    Hmmm I got 10 bucks that says they somehow get both guys….lol only in NY

  25. Wow… Rosenthal went and picked the biggest apple off the tree of stupidity today, didn’t he?

  26. Wow… Rosenthal went and picked the biggest apple off the tree of stupidity today, didn’t he?

  27. How about Lance Berkman and 10 Million Cash with Matt Lindstrom for Jesus Montero Manny Bounelos and Zach McAllister?

    Prety Sure it would be a fair deal.

  28. How about Lance Berkman and 10 Million Cash with Matt Lindstrom for Jesus Montero Manny Bounelos and Zach McAllister?

    Prety Sure it would be a fair deal.

  29. Nats are smart to ask the world for Dunn.

    Royals are not smart overvalue a closer.

    • kcalltheway 5 years ago

      A closer that is signed very cheap through 2014. Sorry that is a lot of value, which is why I Soria probably isn’t going anywhere. The Yankee’s don’t have the right pieces and you would have to fill KC’s minors with a lot of good talent to get him.

    • kcalltheway 5 years ago

      A closer that is signed very cheap through 2014. Sorry that is a lot of value, which is why I Soria probably isn’t going anywhere. The Yankee’s don’t have the right pieces and you would have to fill KC’s minors with a lot of good talent to get him.

  30. Nats are smart to ask the world for Dunn.

    Royals are not smart overvalue a closer.

  31. yandz11190 5 years ago

    I dont know if the Yankees will be willing to give the Nats a big package for Dunn, but he is built for Yankee stadium. Also this would make Cano even more dangerous, who has put up great numbers with little protection.

  32. yandz11190 5 years ago

    I dont know if the Yankees will be willing to give the Nats a big package for Dunn, but he is built for Yankee stadium. Also this would make Cano even more dangerous, who has put up great numbers with little protection.

  33. BigRedOne 5 years ago

    Simply Amazing. It’s crooked when the media was driving down Adam Dunn’s value when the Reds were trying to trade him: “He can’t field. He strikes out way too much” Remember that? I do and the Reds should file a greivance against all sports writers who wrote that, it probably cost them a couple more prospects. Now, everyone and their mother loves Dunn’s power and wants to add him to their team. Talk about biased media and reporting with an agenda.

    • coachofall 5 years ago

      If you feel Media has any influence on how your GM values his players, I would first complain to my GM. Their wasnt a great markt for Dunn when the Reds traded him he was primarliy an Outfielder. Again, any GM who listens to a writers perception on value really isnt part of a team i would be cheering for.

    • coachofall 5 years ago

      If you feel Media has any influence on how your GM values his players, I would first complain to my GM. Their wasnt a great markt for Dunn when the Reds traded him he was primarliy an Outfielder. Again, any GM who listens to a writers perception on value really isnt part of a team i would be cheering for.

  34. BigRedOne 5 years ago

    Simply Amazing. It’s crooked when the media was driving down Adam Dunn’s value when the Reds were trying to trade him: “He can’t field. He strikes out way too much” Remember that? I do and the Reds should file a greivance against all sports writers who wrote that, it probably cost them a couple more prospects. Now, everyone and their mother loves Dunn’s power and wants to add him to their team. Talk about biased media and reporting with an agenda.

  35. I hate how they start trade rumors: “Let’s see, who is on a small market team that is good.” They really do not check the contract status at all. KC cannot get a better player than Soria for the money right now, and he is about the only thing holding the bullpen together for them. Unless they got a single piece that was more valuable (such as an above average premium position player on a cheap contract), they will not part with him. The Yankees probably like him (like 29 other teams), but will find cheaper bullpen help for the short term.

  36. I hate how they start trade rumors: “Let’s see, who is on a small market team that is good.” They really do not check the contract status at all. KC cannot get a better player than Soria for the money right now, and he is about the only thing holding the bullpen together for them. Unless they got a single piece that was more valuable (such as an above average premium position player on a cheap contract), they will not part with him. The Yankees probably like him (like 29 other teams), but will find cheaper bullpen help for the short term.

  37. YanksFanSince78 5 years ago

    How about Lance Berkman and 10 Million Cash with Matt Lindstrom for Jesus Montero Manny Bounelos and Zach McAllister?

    Prety Sure it would be a fair deal.
    ——————————————–

    I seriously, seriously hope your are kidding? .255/.369 12 hrs for a 34 yo 1B owed the remainder of a $14.5 mil contract this year or a $15 mil option or $2 mil buyout in 2011. Lindstrom is a great bullpen arm and has more value than Berkman but even he isn’t worth Montero alone.

  38. YanksFanSince78 5 years ago

    How about Lance Berkman and 10 Million Cash with Matt Lindstrom for Jesus Montero Manny Bounelos and Zach McAllister?

    Prety Sure it would be a fair deal.
    ——————————————–

    I seriously, seriously hope your are kidding? .255/.369 12 hrs for a 34 yo 1B owed the remainder of a $14.5 mil contract this year or a $15 mil option or $2 mil buyout in 2011. Lindstrom is a great bullpen arm and has more value than Berkman but even he isn’t worth Montero alone.

  39. YanksFanSince78 5 years ago

    Yanks greatest resource is money as opposed to prospects. You sending them $10 mil cash doesn’t offset the loss of top prospects, especially 1 elite and 2 decent starting pitching prospects. Factor in the fact that Berkman is struggling and is basically a rental and he is less attractive. Lindstrom has more value but I can’t see anyone trading an elite prospect for him either.

  40. YanksFanSince78 5 years ago

    Yanks greatest resource is money as opposed to prospects. You sending them $10 mil cash doesn’t offset the loss of top prospects, especially 1 elite and 2 decent starting pitching prospects. Factor in the fact that Berkman is struggling and is basically a rental and he is less attractive. Lindstrom has more value but I can’t see anyone trading an elite prospect for him either.

  41. RoyalBlue 5 years ago

    I for one dont like anyone the Yanks would have to offer for Soria… but they can have Farnsworth back if they want…

  42. RoyalBlue 5 years ago

    I for one dont like anyone the Yanks would have to offer for Soria… but they can have Farnsworth back if they want…

  43. who doesnt covet Soria or Dunn.Soria would be great for the Yankees and I think they could offer Montero in a package for him.He would be a great 8 inning guy for the Yanks and could backup ivera in case he ever got injured.

  44. Tigerfan93 5 years ago

    I’ve said it once, and I will say it again: Who don’t the Yankees covet?

  45. The Yankees needs right now is for bench player and an arm in the bullpen. My suggestion trade Joba. Joba is so inconsistent. I wouldn’t go near Dunn because the deal is going to be a waste. Trading prospects for a person who will play for you for the last half of the season? Not worth it. Like I said my only suggestion is get a good bat for the bench and a good arm for the bullpen. I’m sure I’m not the only one who thinks the Yankees should trade Joba.

  46. closeplayat1st 5 years ago

    You want Soria, New York? Ok… either give us Cano or give us Jeter and Gardner.

  47. closeplayat1st 5 years ago

    You want Soria, New York? Ok… either give us Cano or give us Jeter and Gardner.

  48. billski8 5 years ago

    No just give us Montero, McAllister, Adams and Banuelos… knowing the Royals though they would probably take some below average major league talent (ala Getz and Fields)… Gardner and Joba sounds about right

    • That’s what I’ve Been saying! The Royals will get screwed by New York if they trade Soria there. I guaranfrickentee. I know all those Yanks will go NEVER but I know for a fact NYY will screw KC on any occasion just to get what they want! We’ll want someone like Jesus Montero but end up with Brett Gardner which is a stupid call from the beginning, I don’t even want Joba, I’ve given up on Nebraska alum after the Alex Gordon failure.

  49. HerbertAnchovy 5 years ago

    Agreed. Soria is the workingman’s Rivera, just younger and cheaper. He doesn’t get a lot of respect due to where he plays.

  50. YanksFanSince78 5 years ago

    That is sort of in poor taste dude.

  51. YanksFanSince78 5 years ago

    That is sort of in poor taste dude.

  52. Taskmaster75 5 years ago

    Seriously?

  53. Taskmaster75 5 years ago

    Seriously?

  54. and that he doesnt play a premium position, such as starting pitcher or catcher.

  55. and that he doesnt play a premium position, such as starting pitcher or catcher.

  56. Nah. It could be worse. Ever see the Yahoo comment section on George’s death? Woof.

  57. aap212 5 years ago

    Ever see the Yahoo comment section on ANYTHING?

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