Yanks ask about Huddy; Braves counter with Lowe

DOB links to this report, so I’ll assume it has some credibility.

In speaking to my Tampa sources, Brian Cashman continues to “burn up the phone lines” looking for pitching help. Yes, he did offer Kevin Millwood a minor league deal, but he was thinking bigger as he reached out to Atlanta and inquired about Tim Hudson.

The Braves don’t have interest in dealing Hudson who went 17-9 with a 2.83 ERA last season. As I mentioned before, they are willing to deal Derek Lowe, who is owed $30 million over the next two seasons. He will cost the Yankees a prospect haul that appears to be too expensive at this time.

I’d trade Lowe, but not just for prospects. And the Yanks’ premier young talent doesn’t appear to match up with the Braves needs. Like the Braves, the Steinbrenners have six prospects in BA’s Top 100 list — three catchers and three pitchers. The Braves seem high on their promising young SS, Eduardo Nunez, but he alone wouldn’t be enough of a return for Lowe

Brett Gardner, on the other hand, would suffice.

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13 Comments on Yanks ask about Huddy; Braves counter with Lowe

  1. Huddy for Jeter straight up. We’d have the big bat and defense we would need plus Jeter would be the face of our franchise for the at leaset the next 3 years. We could sign him for another 3 years after that for $40M. I’d make that trade in a heartbeat.

    Huddy? Yankees seriously think we’d trade Huddy? Forgetaboutit. What a bunch of wankers.

    On an unrelated note, I’m getting just a little annoyed about all the Philly dick sucking about their rotation. It is getting old. And while I bitchin’, fuck Pujols as well. He ain’t worth $30M a season. I don’t give a fuck what his WAR is. He ain’t worth $30M and he ain’t worth $300M either. Let him walk and hamstring some other team with that crazy demand. I don’t give a fuck about collusion either. Let every owner stand up and say “Fuck him. I’m not paying him that.”

  2. I love it when Dave’s been drinking. Even if he doesn’t like Duane FFP.

  3. Why not Lowe for Nunez? Jump dumping his salary would be enough for me.

  4. Because the Yankees are desperate, Nunez is unproven and dealing Lowe assumes you’re confident both Minor and Beachy are ready. I’m not.

  5. rankin' rob // February 23, 2011 at 5:50 pm //

    Not that anyone legitimately earns that kind of money, but Lowe was really good for us down the stretch last season.

  6. Carpool Tunnel Syndrome // February 23, 2011 at 8:06 pm //

    Nunez is not a good player.

    If the Braves can wrangle Montero away from the Yankees, that would be awesome. He’s not going to stick at C long term.

  7. Jack Straw // February 23, 2011 at 8:14 pm //

    No point dumping Lowe’s salary for prospects. We are a contender, and Lowe can help us get there this year. Fuck the Yankees. Let ‘em starve for pitching and end up in last place with a 200 million payroll.

  8. Roadrunner // February 23, 2011 at 8:38 pm //

    They can have Kawakami.

  9. I’d love to have my good old South Carolina country boy Gardner on the team.

  10. Yeah Gardner is the only one on that team that I would take. Now, one trade that I would consider is Lowe straight up to the Yankees, with the agreement that the Yankees would have to send Texeira to Kansas City to play with all of the other ex-Braves.

    I could get on board with that…

  11. Viva Rufino Linares! // February 24, 2011 at 3:54 pm //

    Let the Yankees hang. Sorry the FA cupboard is dry, Hank. Now, prepare for your miserable season. It’ll be great to see that payroll take it lumps.

  12. A quarter of a billion dollars for pitching doesn’t go as far as it used to.

  13. Brett Gardner – the guy that you don’t walk in a lineup featuring Jeter, Cano, Granderson, ARod, Teixera, Swisher, Posada & whoever is the DH that day. I’m not saying he is Melky, but it’s a lot closer than you think.

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