Rumor: Yankees talking to Nationals about trade involving Eduardo Nunez

A source told Josh Norris of the Trentonian that the Nationals were working on a “big” trade a couple of weeks ago that could have potentially involved one of their starting pitchers and Yankees infielder Eduardo Nunez.

The deal that would have also involved left handed prospect Nik Turley (No. 17) and a Charleston outfielder is speculated to have been in exchange for Edwin Jackson. That’s based on the idea that the Nationals wouldn’t trade any of their big three starters, Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann, and Gio Gonzalez, and there wouldn’t be any other starters involved where the deal would be considered “big.” Again, it’s just speculation, but it makes sense.

The deal isn’t dead, but nothing is pending. Norris’ source told him that it could be revisited before the July 31st deadline.

Jackson, 28, is currently playing on a one-year $11 million contract. In 10 starts this season he has a 3.17 ERA, a 7.3 K/9, a 2.1 BB/9, and a career high 3.53 K/BB ratio.

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7 Responses to Rumor: Yankees talking to Nationals about trade involving Eduardo Nunez

  1. DSRG says:

    Edwin Jackson is nothing special…career middle-of-the-pack guy, very inconsistent. Losing Turley might not hurt too much, but I’d hate to lose the Charleston OF’s. Undoubtedly, the Nats want Tyler Austin or Mason Williams. I think they will both be anchors in the Bronx in 3 or 4 years. Not worth losing them for Edwin.

  2. Tumbleweed says:

    Don't panic. Don't be hasty! It's not the pitching. It's the hitting. RISP

  3. cyril morley says:

    I dont known the like old player and price player that pass there prime. If the yankees tradeing Nik Turley, Tyler Austin, Mason Williams to W. Nationals it only can be for Stephan Strasburg and Brice Harper, than we talk. These player can player for other team why not, team that draft them. Something wrong with this plan, need to be fix.
    Edwin Jackson is nothing but 3 or 4 start pitcher. Yankees need to faith in there young player

  4. cyril morley says:

    I would like to see Tyler Austin, Gary Sanchez, Mason Williams, Cesar Cabral, Chase Whitley, Brandon Laird, Cody Johnson, Kelvin Perez, Juan Cedeno, Ronnier Mustelier, Preston Claiborne, Craig Heyer in the major soon.
    Start Pitcher etc. Betances, Banuelos, Marshall, Hall, Turley, J.A.Ramirez, Checo, Bleich, Burawa, D.J.Mitchell, DePaul, Brook, R.Bautista and Nuding to look at.
    Yankees sign a lot of players, where do they go

  5. Hotdog says:

    Jackson has a career whip over 1.4…he is another back end of the rotation starter…we just don't need another inconsistent starter…

  6. Peter says:

    Not Trade Tyler Ustin,

  7. jordan says:

    yes we dont need a fith starter ,for what we have that already stay with youth and become a better team in the years to come

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