Recent New York Yankees trade rumors — July 20, 2013 40


phil-hughesHere are the Yankees recent trade rumors and rumors involving players the Yankees are likely to be interested in.

• Brian Cashman said on Friday that he’s staying active in trade talks, but that the market has been a “tough one” and called the market for hitters “an offensive offensive market”.

• The Rockies owner said the team isn’t going to trade outfielder Michael Cuddyer. Cuddyer is under contract for 2014 at $10.5 million and is hitting an amazing .329/.389/.564 in 75 games this year.

• The Twins are expected to trade Justin Morneau, but he isn’t drawing significant interest, according to Jon Heyman. The Yankees, specifically, are looking for right handed bats. He’s still owed $6 million this season, the final year of his six-year $80 million deal.

• The Yankees called the Padres to ask about third baseman Chase Headley, according to Heyman, but it seems as if there will be no trade made between the two teams. Headley is having a down year after his breakout season last year. He’s hit just .232/.333/.365 in 83 games.

• Ken Rosenthal says that the Dodgers, Cubs, Phillies, Mets, Orioles, Nationals, and Mariners could all be in play for Robinson Cano this offseason.

• He’s said this before, but Robinson Cano’s father reiterated that he thinks Cano will stay with the Yankees this offseason.

• The Yankees are trying to use Phil Hughes, Joba Chamberlain, and J.R. Murphy as their main trade chips at this year’s deadline, but so far nobody is biting, according to Jim Bowden.

• The Dodgers were a decent landing spot for Phil Hughes, but after they acquired Ricky Nolasco they have lost interest, according to Heyman.

• Joel Sherman, after speaking with two front office executives, said that Curtis Granderson‘s injuries could make it more likely that he’ll just accept a qualifying offer to stay with the Yankees while he re-establishes his value.

• The Phillies are resisting being sellers at the trade deadline, but they have gotten such intense trade interest in Michael Young that they could be persuaded to trade him, according to Rosenthal.

• The Yankees are shopping Joba Chamberlain around pretty hard, but teams are weary of trading for him because they think that he might just be released anyway.

• The Tigers are interested in Joba though.

• The Yankees, along with a few other teams, are interested in Cuban righty Dalier Hinojosa, per Jesse Sanchez. Hinojosa is a 27-year-old with a mid-to-low 90’s fastball with a slider, curve, two-seamer, and changeup. He’s 6-foot-2 and 210-pounds.

• The Yankees aren’t very interested in Marlon Byrd and the Mets have said that they would only move him if they were blown away with an offer, per Bob Klapisch.

It doesn’t sound like the Yankees have a lot to look forward to. Honestly, after the last setback to Jeter and now with the injury to Zoilo Almonte, I’m not so sure they should be buyers. At least not for rental players. I like what they’re doing with Hughes, not just giving him up for anybody and trying to look for someone who can help them down the road. Otherwise they might as well just keep him and hope he doesn’t accept a qualifying offer.

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40 thoughts on “Recent New York Yankees trade rumors — July 20, 2013

  • tom katona

    Cashman yanks don't have any players anyone wants except for cano! So u have to spend or throw the season away. U haven't even tried to fill the spots needed. U can't get something for nothing. Boston & Cleveland have shortops u can get. Jetter & arod aren't gonna cut it , too old & beat up. Kendrys moralays would b a better DH than hafner. Or morneau for 1st. Their r players go get them. Dam soccer team seams more important. Stop with the luxury tax shit, ur losing game attendence. I've been a yanks fan 45 yrs.don't make me change teams.

  • tom

    Arod quad tightness. Well cashman iam curious of ur reply to this situation! Cause Yankees fans r truly tired of all the other BS u have been giving us. U need a decent team to contend. Arod & jetter don't have it left in the tank. U want controllable players u GOT TO SPEND MONEY. Or, trade the franchise !!

  • True Yankee Fan

    I love arm chair general managers. It's amazing to think that with every MLB Club knowing the Yankees need help you expect them to give the Yanks average to below average players for half our minor league system and one or two pitchers. I'm glad you are not the GM are the team would be like Houston for life. I'd rather the Yanks hold tight for now, save the farm system and hopefully build from within obtain pieces here and there like we did from 95-2009. Cashman still the same GM he was then and nobody had any complaints then.

  • Tanned Tom

    First, I wouldn't mind having Roy White right now. Second, what the team needs is a bat and a cheap, controllable one (thanks to the cheapness and stupidity of the Steinbrenner whelps). There just aren't many players that fit that bill, and the club doesn't have the prospects to acquire one. So unless we can match up just perfectly with some team that thinks Hughes and Chamberlain are just what they need (god help them), I don't see what they can do. At this point they have to hope Jeter, Granderson, and A-Fraud come back, there really isn't anything else. They absolutely have to get draft picks for Granderson and Hughes and hope for the best in 2013 and 2014.

  • tom

    Y all of a sudden r the Yankees the cheapest team in baseball? George passed & slowly but surely the team goes down hill. Don't believe in long term contracts either. This year alone most of the big signed players r hurt! Cano ain't worth what he wants & yanks have one so called decent minor league player, catcher jr.Murphy & they said that about navaro to yrs. Ago. Yanks have no one to come up & do a good job. Roy white played his ass off, ichiro is really their only player & Stewart who seem to give their all every game. CC ain't earning his money, kuroda is their best pitcher & he gets screwed with no run support except yesterday.

  • Bill Cochrane

    Here is what I would like to see…Yankees trade Joba, Hughes, and murphy to Miami for Stanton.

  • Gonzalo Hiram

    Nice job from the front office to renew Sabathia's contract.

    Players like Rivera, Jeter and Pettitte are different, they`re like Pedroia for the Red Sox and Verlander for the Tigers.

    You would think after ARod they had learned the lesson but not, now we have this fat mediocre pitcher in decline getting paid like an ace.

  • FRED

    It happens to be the gms job to put the best team on the field, Cashman failed in that respect and if George was around he would have fired him. What was CCashman thinking to enter a season with the players he put on that field. It is one good way to drop attendense for sure. The front office should not have allowed him to field a team this bad, the mgr has down great with the garbage he has to work with,yes there were injuries but that is part of the game and you must be prepared, Cash probably has full control of the team at all, quite sad.

  • ken g

    I just know if George was still alive he would go after who ever he liked no matter what the cost instead of the crappy way hank g & brian c are handling it

  • True Yankee Fan

    Everyone is blaming Cashman. Cashman doesn't write the checks or say how much can be spent. With the restrictions he has, he has put the best team on the field that he is allowed to spend. The Yanks are only 7 games back with this crappy team. I'd say with the money he's been able to spend, it's a pretty decent team considering the injuries. At the beginning of the season I suppose all you super GMs figured the Yankees would only be 7 games back in July. RIght!! I figured they'd be so far down in the standings, that they would be closer to the bottom than to the top. As for CC, every pitcher goes through a down year, unfortunately, his just happens to be the same time the team can't score runs Besides, if you saw him last night, he almost looks thin. He's obviously losing weight for some reason or another and it's obviously affecting his game. He's either not talking about an injury or he doesn't want to admit he's sick, but he looks like he's lost about 25-30 lbs since the beginning of the season. If anybody thinks making a trade for one or two players is going to result in the Yankees winning the World Series, you need to go back to Neverland with Peter Pan. Count the season as a loss, experiment with some of your younger players to see if they can hack the majors and try to rebuild with the money the owners will let you spend. I don't think they should be giving Cano a 10 year contract, we've already been burned with that scenario.

  • True Yankee Fan

    There are a whole bunch of teams out there that would like to be only 7 games at 2/3 of the way through the season. They aren't out of it totally, but they definitely have their work cut out for them to even qualify for the playoffs.

  • Bob Cook

    Don't panic Yankee fans. Been a fan since the Stengel years. Every once in a while you hit a season where the bad teams catch up because of their draft picks over the years of turmoil. Be happy we won't be bad for a decade. We were competitive for a year looking for our old veterans to return and salvage what? A first round exit again? Take a step back and remember there were a couple of lean years before Rivera, Jeter and Pettite entered baseball as main stays. Qualifying offers to Granderson, and Hughs will bring us at least one additional draft pick. There are a number of outstanding players in our system. We can't rush them but they will be Yankees new generation.

  • David K.

    This is the kind of moment where a GM is tested. He'll either turn the team around like the Red Sox did last year to this year or it'll go down like the Titanic. If you think the team is done, trade Cano and get four or five prospects. Also trade away all the guys who you don't think are good enough. Take out the garbage. We can be contenders again in just a couple of years if we do it right.

  • tommy cassella

    it seems like no teams are interested in players on the yanks. sabbathia is done, done and done. he pitches the yanks right out of games time and time again.

  • Rick

    What the Yankees need right now is for CC to not take a huge DUMP on the mound every time he pitches…six runs should win every time, but not when you give up 10!
    If I was CC, I'd start over-eating again—it can't be any worse!

  • tommy cassella

    maybe the yanks would be better off if they sent up a pitcher from the staten island yanks. he could do no worse than phil hughes.

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