The Yankees are in discussions with the Arizona Diamondbacks about sending Randy Johnson back to the team for which he starred in 1999-2004, according to a baseball official.
The official, who works for a third team but has spoken to people involved in negotiations, asked not to be identified because of the confidential nature of his discussions.
"They're talking," the official said. [star ledger]
They're reporting here that the deal was all but dead as the sides couldn't agree on players, but the Padres stepped in because there's a prospect or two they really like from Arizona. The most recent credible report I hear is Scott Linebrink + Chad Tracy to NY, Johnson + $7M to AZ, 2 unnamed AZ prospects (not Jackson) to SD, Jeff Karstens to SD.By Mr. Faded Glory, at 7:21 PM <$BlogItemControl$>
Of course anything can happen, but to me this probably means the Yankees will be replacing an old tall, skinny asshole in their rotation with an older, fat asshole for a one year deal. You know the fatty pants of whome I speak.
i GUESS i could live with that.By lupe_velez, at 12:40 AM <$BlogItemControl$>
If trading RJ clears a path for Hughes/Sanchez I'm down.By , at 11:04 PM <$BlogItemControl$>
hi rich :DBy lupe_velez, at 12:15 AM <$BlogItemControl$>
Hi Lupe.By , at 5:14 PM <$BlogItemControl$>
Why can't they get a position player for RJ? The Yankees are stocked with RH pitching prospects.
The more quality pitching prospects you have, the better.By Mr. Faded Glory, at 9:07 PM <$BlogItemControl$>
As a general rule, I would agree, but the Yankees desperately need a near major league ready catching prospect to apprentice under Po as he did under Girardi, and another 1B prospect would be nice as well.By , at 2:53 AM <$BlogItemControl$>
Yes, however as neither the D'Back or Padres have/are willing to trade a catcher, you can always use your pitching chips to acquire one.By Mr. Faded Glory, at 5:46 PM <$BlogItemControl$>
72 HOUR WINDOWBy lupe_velez, at 6:26 PM <$BlogItemControl$>
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