The Yankees almost owned all the fireworks over the holiday weekend, but ultimately were left on the outside looking in at the season’s biggest trade.
After a down year in 2011 — which was split between Cincinnati and Washington — Gomes bounced back to hit 18 home runs and drive in 47 runs in 279 at-bats, along with his best-ever .377 on-base percentage for the A’s.
Billy Beane’s transactions don’t quite seem to have the statistical impact one would expect.
Brian Cashman is willing to play the waiting game when it comes to acquiring a talented starter — and will not let the market force him into overpaying.
The Yankees interest in Oakland Athletics’ All-Star lefty Gio Gonzalez appears to be rising and they have the prospects required to meet Billy Beane’s high demands.