Trade Rumors: Yankees Interested in Bell, Deal Unlikely


Via Joel Sherman of the NY Post:

#Yankees have checked in on Bell, but as of this morn Yanks and #Padres not opimistic there is common ground for trade.

I’ve said it all along, the Yankees aren’t likely to actually land Heath Bell in a deal with the Padres. The reason his name keeps popping up probably has more to do with Brian Cashman making sure that he doesn’t miss out on an good opportunity or perhaps just to drive up the asking price.

Stranger things have happened though and with the Yankees you never know. Until Bell is traded it can’t be completely ruled out.