Wait, what? Brian Cashman actually tried to make a trade?
As the trade deadline came and past, and the Yankees only acquisition was Jerry Hairston Jr, many Yankee fans wanted Brian Cashman’s head. These fans said that he made no effort to actually acquire a 5th starter (which all of a sudden has become the most important part of a team, I thought it was the 8th inning man…haha,). Well, those irrational fans will probably never change their minds, but to those who might be on the verge of changing their minds, and to those who would just like to see what Brian Cashman had to say about the trade deadline, take a look at this interview with Ken Rosenthal. In it, Cashman said he was “very aggressive” and that he was “on all of it” meaning he was looking at high-end starters, low-end starters, and relievers. Cashman also said that the price for Jarrod Washburn was Austin Jackson, would you give up Jackson’s whole future for 2 months of Washburn, I wouldn’t.
Montero out with an injury
Jesus Montero, who was tearing up AA, is out for the rest of the season with a fractured middle finger. According to Peter Abraham, Montero will be out 4-6 weeks, so by that logic, Montero can still play winter ball. That’s good. There is a good chance Montero starts the 2010 season in AAA. Check out his stats.
Well, I’m glad that didn’t go through
If you listened to the Brian Cashman interview that I linked to above, you would know that the Yankees were one of the several teams that inquired about Felix Hernandez, the young Mariners ace. Well, another team that inquired about King Felix was of course, the Boston Red Sox. And according to Ben Nicholson-Smith of MLBTR, the Red Sox had a couple deals in place to get Hernandez. Luckily for the Yankees, the Mariners turned down both offers.
Previewing the upcoming Toronto series
Tuesday – Andy Pettitte vs. Roy Halladay (yes he is still a Blue Jay) at 7:07 pm. The last time the Yankees faced Halladay, he gave up 5 runs in 7 innings. I think the Yankees would be glad to take that again, but that happened in Yankee Stadium, this time it will be in Toronto. The last time the Jays faced Pettitte, Andy allowed 6 runs in 6 innings, the Yankees hope he fares better this time.
Wednesday – Sergio Mitre vs. Marc Rzepczynski at 7:07 pm. Mitre looks to bounce back from his last outing against the White Sox in which he allowed 5 runs in 3 innings. Rzepczynski will be making his 6 start on the year, he has pitched well so far in his rookie season posting a 3.25 ERA and holding opponents to a .192 batting average.