Joel Sherman of the NY Post reported today that the reason they are targeting Kuroda over Jimenez is that they are uncomfortable with the asking price of Jimenez and want to turn to Kuroda because he will be cheaper in prospects.
However, we got a better reading of where Kuroda stands on his no trade clause and it isn’t exactly inspiring if you are a Yankees fan.
“My honest feeling is that I can’t fathom wearing another uniform than the Dodgers uniform right now,” Kuroda said to AJ Cassavell of MLB.com. “I never thought about it, and it’s really hard to think.
“I haven’t really decided on anything, so I can’t really give you an answer,” Kuroda said. “Today I was wearing a Dodgers uniform, and I was playing here, to win, for this team. I have a few days before the Trade Deadline, so I’m going to think about it, I’m going to talk to my agent about it, and we’ll go on from there.”
So take that for what it’s worth. He doesn’t sound like he’s really willing to change teams, but he didn’t come out and say he definitely wouldn’t leave Los Angeles either.
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