Category Archives: Transactions

Trade Analysis: Peter O’Brien for Martin Prado

#452281266 / gettyimages.com The Yankees solved third base problem two weeks ago when they acquired Chase Headley from the San Diego Padres, but that didn’t stop them from bringing another third-sacker on board. In the waning moments before the non-waiver trade deadline, … Continue reading

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Trade Analysis: Yankees acquire another rebound candidate in Headley

Chase Headley, perhaps the most mentioned name in trade rumors in recent years, is the latest Yankee acquisition in this summer’s trade season. In exchange for a good but not great pitching prospect (Rafael de Paula) and a winter scrap … Continue reading

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Trade Analysis: Vidal Nuno for Brandon McCarthy

With CC Sabathia‘s season likely over, Michael Pineda‘s uncertain return date, and Ivan Nova gone until 2015, the rotation has been in need of depth over the past couple of months. This morning, Brian Cashman and Arizona’s Kevin Towers swapped two … Continue reading

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Speculating why the Yankees chose Ellsbury over Cano

It’s probably safe to say that Robinson Cano is a significantly better player than Jacoby Ellsbury. Yet, Ellsbury’s 7 year, $153M contract didn’t fall too far short of the 7/$175M pact the Yankees were reportedly offering Robinson Cano. It’s no … Continue reading

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McCann a massive upgrade behind the dish

One year after mistakenly letting Russell Martin depart, the Yankees’ front office corrected its gaffe, signing ex-Braves catcher Brian McCann. Yes, a mulligan would be nice on Martin, who received a two-year, $17M contract from Pittsburgh last offseason. However, with … Continue reading

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The Other Side of the Alfonso Soriano Trade: Who is Corey Black?

Whether or not acquiring Alfonso Soriano is too little too late, the Yankees made the move without sacrificing anything of significant value. As we well know by now, the Yankees offense desperately could use some help, band-aid or not. Hence … Continue reading

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Acquisition of Wells Brings More Questions, While Leaving Current Ones Unanswered

Hal Steinbrenner opened up his checkbook for what seems like the first time in a long time, but disappointingly failed to fill any of the club’s holes. The Yankees took albatross Vernon Wells off of the Angels roster, who is … Continue reading

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