Yanks Eye Trade Market, Decide To Hold SteadyThe Yankees general manager decided he liked the hand he held and passed on the chance to add to New York's roster Sunday at the July 31 deadline for trades without waivers.
Hartnett: Hiroki Kuroda Better Fit For Yankees Than Ubaldo JimenezDependable Dodger starter Hiroki Kuroda makes a better trade deadline fit for the New York Yankees than Ubaldo Jimenez or for that matter any available starter on the trade block. It wouldn't take a massive deal to land the services of the Japanese hurler.
Bronx Briefing: Big Week For Yankees Before BostonThe Yankees have the weekend to figure out who will be in the rotation, and they need to make sure when they arrive at Fenway Park next Friday they are in no worse shape in the division than they are now.
Keefe To The City: A.J. Burnett Needs To Be Better Than AdequateA.J. Burnett’s value to the Yankees is going to increase if they don't trade for a front-end starter, so I decided to write down my thoughts as I watched Burnett pitch for the first time in the second half on Monday night.
Report: Yankees To Scout Rockies' Ubaldo Jimenez In Colorado TuesdayThe Yankees and Rockies are reportedly far apart in preliminary talks for starter Ubaldo Jimenez. In fact, Colorado might not even be willing to trade their ace. That won't stop the Bombers from sending a representative to Coors Field.
Yankees Fans: Do You Trust A.J. Burnett?Sure, New York escaped with a win on Monday, but after bad outings by veteran pitchers Bartolo Colon, Freddy Garcia and now A.J. Burnett, do the Yankees need to bolster their starting staff?
Sweeny Says: Ubaldo Jimenez And Jesus Montero Both Have Question MarksRockies pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez is interesting, but he’s not the perfect-fit, no-questions-asked upgrade Yankees fans have pined for since Cliff Lee escaped them last July and last December.
Rockies Name Price For Jimenez: Yankees' Montero, Banuelos, Betances, NovaEven with his early season struggles, the Rockies aren't about to deal away 19-game winner Ubaldo Jimenez for peanuts. "We would have to be absolutely overwhelmed. It would have to be a Herschel Walker deal," Colorado GM Dan O'Dowd said this weekend.