With Jarrod Washburn heading to Detroit and the Victor Marinez to Boston deal just about finalized, the Yankees have lost an opportunity to land needed help from a starting pitcher. Martinez is a big name heading to Boston, which usually means the Yankees will be making a splash too.
Don’t expect any huge names to be heading to the Bronx. The biggest name that may land is Padres All-Star closer Heath Bell, who be part of the set up crew that already consists of Philthy Phil Hughes and Phil Coke. The Padres asking price for Bell is said to be pretty high so don’t expect anything to get done until the price goes down.
Brian Bannister, who is a solid starter on a Royals team that doesn’t like to score runs for him, was also rumored to be involved in a deal to NY until the Yankees asked the Royals to pay the the remaining 650 thousand bucks left on his contract.
No, that’s not a typo, the Yankees asked the Royals to pay for a contract.
The deadline is less than an hour away and it will be very interesting to see who lands in the Bronx.