I thought I would continue my 10 thoughts series with the hated Yankees. Don’t worry, I’ll go back to Boston teams soon with the Celtics.
10 Thoughts: Yankees
Thought #1: Prediction: Javier Vazquez does not even make the Yankees postseason rotation.
Thought #2: Notice how I just assume they are in the postseason?
Thought #3: As I stated before. Randy Winn…. Wow
Thought #4: It makes me laugh every time I read about the “Joba rules”. It is so stupid. Why does he have to have certain rules? He’s a pitcher, just like CC Sabathia, AJ Burnett, and Phil Hughes.
Thought #5: So the Yankees finally gave up on Ian Kennady. About time. Kei Igawa is next.
Thought #6: Is Nick Swisher their starting RF? He had a good season in 2009, but I would not expect a repeat of that. Amazing, most of his HRs came on the road!
Thought #7: AJ Burnett has a sick curveball. I sat behind the plate at a Red Sox-Jays game in 2008, and wow does he have a curve!
Thought #8: I was so bummed when the Yankees got Granderson. He is such a good player. They gave up Jackson, their top prospect, but Granderson is damn good!
Thought #9: Fun fact: The Yankees top prospect is C Jesus Montero.
Thought #10: I hate the Yankees.
Here is the first in a series of Hot Stove trade and free agent rumors.
Red Sox: It looks like the Red Sox are trying to sign Marco Scutaro after losing out on Alex Gonzalez. It was also rumored they may look to trade for Blue Jays ace Roy Halladay, at a cost of at least Clay Buchholz, Daniel Bard, Casey Kelly, and a close to MLB ready bat. I honestly don’t see this happening, since Theo Epstein has stated that he does not want to trade his top minor league prospects.
Yankees: The Yankees are also in the mix for Halladay, but if they want him will likley have to trade top prospects Jesus Montero, and Austin Jackson. I would not be shocked if this one hapened.
Rays: This week we learned that the Rays talked to Toronto about a possible trade for Reid Bringac. dont be surprised if they trade him, as they have Jason Bartlett and Ben Zobrist in the middle infeild. And a Milton Bradley-to-Tampa update; They won’t trade for him unless it’s on their terms.
Blue Jays: This week the Jays signed former Red Sox shortstop Alex Gonzalez. They also tryed to sign Orlando Cabrera or trade for Bringac, as seen above.
Orioles: The Orioles would like to sign either Erik Bedard or Ben Sheets, according to sources. The O’s also placed Radhemes Liz on waivers, and he was claimed by San Diego.