Source: #Yankees trying for #Astros’ Wandy Rodriguez. #tradedeadline #MLB
Rodriguez is 32-years-old and is owed $36 million over the next three years. He has a 3.47 ERA this season with a 7.8 K/9 and a 2.8 BB/9. Those numbers have been pretty consistent for him since 2008 as well.
He would be a good option for the Yankees to pick up, especially considering that he’s a lefty. However there is reason to think that a move from the NL Central to the AL East would cause his numbers to go up quite a bit. At that point it doesn’t seem like he’s a huge upgrade over Ivan Nova.
A deal only seems likely if the Yankees don’t have to part with a big prospect for Wandy or that the Astros pick up a chunk of his salary. Neither seems really realistic though so I’m pessimistic at this point. It is hard to imagine the Yankees won’t upgrade their team at all though.