Sunday, July 22, 2012

How "In On Everybody" Are The Yankees, Really?

(How much does this guy really know?)

Jon Heyman helped stir the trade talk pot with his report yesterday that the Yankees were "in on everybody" in looking for a replacement for Brett Gardner in left field.  His report built off of some of the already-existing rumors out there connecting the Yankees to guys like Shane Victorino, Denard Span, and Justin Upton, and also off of Thursday's news that Gardner will have arthroscopic surgery on his injured elbow and will likely miss the remainder of the season.  There hasn't been a whole lot of real evidence to support the Yankees really being THAT interested in any of the available trade targets, despite Heyman's quoting of a "rival executive," and in my opinion there's too much about these 3 that doesn't fit with the Yankees for any of them to be considered serious trade targets right now.

Game 94 Wrap-Up: OAK 2 NYY 1

- More good starting pitching.  7.2 innings of 2-run ball from Phil Hughes.

- More of this from the offense:

- A couple of solo home runs should never beat you, but that's essentially what this series has come down to so far.  The Yankees have one more chance to get something out of this series today.