Jays asking for Yankees’ best

The Blue Jays’ asking price for Roy Halladay is too rich for the
Yankees to stomach at this moment, and as was widely believed, Toronto
is asking for the cream of New York’s young talent.

ESPN.com
reported confirmation on Friday that the Blue Jays’ request of the
Yankees for Halladay is that New York should structure a deal around
either Joba Chamberlain or Phil Hughes, plus catcher Jesus Montero and
others.

MLB.com has reported that the Blue Jays are enamored
especially by Montero, a power-hitting prospect whose bat is close to
Major League ready at this time. There is some question if Montero will
physically be able to catch at the big league level, and could become a
first baseman somewhere down the line. 

Yankees general
manager Brian Cashman said that he is aware of the request for talent
on the pitching front and called it “pricey.” Cashman is still smarting
somewhat from dealing three young players for Curtis Granderson, but
said he would be willing to dip into the farm again if needed.

“I’m
hesitant to move certain young players because of what they can do for
us in the future,” Cashman said. “At the same time, for the right
player, I’ll move anybody.”

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@ keyswahili – Yanks r not lefty heavy ..Cano & Granderson, thats it ..unless Damon comes back

& I hope they dont give up Hughes or Joba for Doc. He wants too much money & next year’s free agent crop is rich ..Cliff Lee, maybe Doc, Carl Crawford, Brandon Webb… hold the money! ..go get Bedard for a year & see what happens …

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@ keyswahili – Yanks lineup isnt over-weighted lefty anymore ..the Yanks r switch-hitter heavy but Cano’s the only lefty unless Damon comes back. So we wont regret the Ganderson trade at all when he hits 20 shots over that right field porch …plus, him not htting lefties well isnt that big of a deal. You face much less lefties than righties anyway …& what he does to them will make up for it …who knows what Austin Jackson wouldve been. Granderson is the same guy who hit 20 homeruns, 20 triples, & stole 20 bases in the same season ..thats Willie Mays baseball …

& I hope they dont give up Hughes or Chamberlain for Doc only bcuz he’s gonna want a 100+million dollar contract. Thats too much to pay AND give up young talent. Next year Cliff Lee’s free & we dont know whats gonna happen w/ King Felix …plus I want them to get Carl Crawford ..so i hope they dont tie up all that doe for the 32 year old …let the Sox have him & go take a shot w/ Bedard or Duscherer ..

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In response to the previous commenter’s question about John Heyman’s statement:

In the paragraph about the Yankees (winners, #7), Heyman said: “They were fortunate to re-sign World Series hero Andy Pettitte without the fuss, muss and dramatics of a year ago, and at the fair price of $11.75 million (especially fair for the Yankees, as he’s probably worth $32 million for two years elsewhere).” In the paragraph about Pettitte (winners, #15), he used a shorthand: “The most accomplished pitcher on the market showed again what a mench he is by quickly coming back to the Yankees for $11.75 million (though he could have tripled his take elsewhere).”

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/writers/jon_heyman/12/11/winners.losers/1.html#ixzz0ZQ3v4uRz

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In response to the previous commenter’s question about John Heyman’s statement:

In the paragraph about the Yankees (winners, #7), Heyman said: “They were fortunate to re-sign World Series hero Andy Pettitte without the fuss, muss and dramatics of a year ago, and at the fair price of $11.75 million (especially fair for the Yankees, as he’s probably worth $32 million for two years elsewhere).” In the paragraph about Pettitte (winners, #15), he used a shorthand: “The most accomplished pitcher on the market showed again what a mench he is by quickly coming back to the Yankees for $11.75 million (though he could have tripled his take elsewhere).”

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/writers/jon_heyman/12/11/winners.losers/1.html#ixzz0ZQ3v4uRz

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Some times the best trades are those that aren’t made. Man…Can’t believe the bone head mistake of trading Austin Jackson for Granderson…This will haunt the Yanks for a decade. Jackson is ready and ideally suited for center field in yankee stadium…speed, arm, and burgeoning power…Yanks line up is already over weighted with left hand hitters…definitely did not need another left- hander who is struggling against left hand pitchers. Phil Coke was developing nicely and a good compliment to Marte, who is on the other side of 35 years old.

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