LIVE: Yankees Trade Deadline Rumors
Throughout today we will constantly keep you posted on all of the rumors and moves with the New York Yankees. Below is a live timeline of all rumors, whispers, and moves (or non moves) the Yankees will make. Keep on checking back here for all of the latest throughout the day!
11:11 AM: According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, Yankees are checking in with the San Diego Padres on relievers Heath Bell and Mike Adams. Mike Adams is a young LHP reliever who has been exceptional for the Padres. Yankees looking for a good left-handed pitcher out of their bullpen. But Sherman indicates the price for Adams is high but not so high for Bell.
11:32 AM: According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Yankees are looking into starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez of the Houston Astros. Though the Astros want the Yankees to pick up most of the cash on contract and Yankees are concerned about the details of his contract.
12:42 PM: According to YES Network’s Jack Curry, Yankees are preparing for no trades. According to Curry “heard Yankee folks drooling about Montero’s offense again. They seem as an option in majors.” Also, Banuelos will be moving from AA to AAA. This move by Banuelos prepares him for a future move to the majors as well as a LH reliever out of the bullpen or possible rotation spot. If he goes to the rotation, Nova or Hughes would go to the bullpen. Personally, Hughes would be best in the bullpen since we all know he can succeed there per 2009 season.
1:02 PM: Jon Heyman of SI reporting that the Yankees are “cool” on Bell. They were considering getting him and flipping him to another team but there’s not enough time to do that according to Heyman.
1:08 PM: According to Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York, Marchand tweets “sources say things are quiet for the Yankees right now. Yankees aren’t close on Heath Bell or Wandy Rodriguez.”
1:12 PM: According to Jack Curry of YES, when Yankees officials have been meeting discussing starting pitchers available on market, they ask themselves if that particular guy can pitch better than Colon or Garcia, “answer keeps coming up no”.
1:25PM: Joel Sherman of New York Post brings up a great stat/point. Even with the perceived starting rotation issues by the Yankees, they are one of four teams in the majors with three starters in the top 35 in ERA (CC, Colon, Garcia). The other teams with three starters in the top 35, the Phillies (Halladay, Hamels, Lee), Rangers (Wilson, Ogando, Harrison), and Giants (Lincecum, Vogelsong, Cain) . This is why the Yankees aren’t too pressed to find a starter. Seems like there’s more need for a LHP out of the bullpen if anything.
1:40 PM: According to our own Brian Cady, Mitch Williams on MLB Network said that he is convinced the Yankees will pull off a trade with the Seattle Mariners for King Felix by 4PM EDT.
2:32 PM: The Padres have announced they have traded LHP Mike Adams to the Texas Rangers. Yankees were rumored to have contacted the Padres regarding Adams since the Yankees need a lefty out of the bullpen.
2:50 PM: Multiple sources reporting Yankees and Wandy Rodriguez talk is all but dead.
3:00 PM: With one hour to go, all on the Yankees front is now very quiet. According the YES’s Jack Curry, Yankees were only interested in Wandy Rodriguez if the Astros paid half of his contract. The Astros then said no. Talks then ended. There are no other current rumors involving the Yankees. We’ll keep you posted if something is heard.
3:14 PM: Marc Carig of the Star Ledger confirms that the Yankees are indeed out of the running for Wandy Rodriguez.
3:30 PM: Now 30 minutes to go until the trade deadline and STILL very quiet on the Yankees front. All indications that the Yankees feel what they have will keep them as a front-runner for the remainder of the regular season and postseason.
3:50 PM: Ten minutes left and still NOTHING from the Yankees. You have to go back to 2002, which was the last time the Yankees stayed put and did not make any trade moves.
4:00 PM: Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that he has been told that the Yankees have not made any sort of trade move as we have hit the 4PM EDT deadline.
4:03 PM: Ken Davidoff of Newsday has confirmation from Brian Cashman that indeed the Yankees did not make any trades.
4:06 PM (final update): Joel Sherman of the New York Post wraps up our live blog coverage by noting that officially the last time the Yankees made no trade deadline move was 1999, and of course, Yankee fans remember what happened in 1999, as they won the World Series.
Thank you all for following along with the timeline. Hope we were able to provide you with the up-to-date rumors and notes. Do you all think the Yankees won by doing nothing? What did they need most? Post your thoughts and comments below!