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Sorry Yankees! Josh Johnson is not available

Dec 14, 2010, 5:57 PM EDT

Josh Johnson

Expect a lot of these kinds of reports in the coming weeks: Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports the Marlins have no intention of trading right-hander Josh Johnson.

The Yankees are obviously going to start looking for a pitcher now. You’ll likely hear them connected to most solid young starters in baseball, at least in a speculative sense. ¬†Josh Johnson. Zack Greinke. One or more of the Athletics’ arms. Most teams understand just how valuable a young starter with a positive major league track record is, however, so New York will probably hear a lot of doors slamming.

But they’ll get someone eventually, right? ¬†Because that’s what they do.

  1. phukyouk - Dec 14, 2010 at 6:01 PM

    KING FELIX! yes it can happen. it will cost Hank his soul but who cares… it worked out well for his dad and he lived to be 80+

    • Jeremiah Graves - Dec 14, 2010 at 6:21 PM

      The Mariners have ZERO reason to trade King Felix. Although I suppose a ridiculous package of Robinson Cano, Jesus Montero, Dellin Betances, Manny Banuelos, Andrew Brackman and Eduardo Nunez would probably get it done.
      ;-)

      • mtner77 - Dec 15, 2010 at 1:53 AM

        “The Mariners have ZERO reason to trade King Felix. Although I suppose a ridiculous package of Robinson Cano, Jesus Montero, Dellin Betances, Manny Banuelos, Andrew Brackman and Eduardo Nunez would probably get it done.”

        Not anywhere close to enough to close this deal. In addition to the above, they would have to throw in Gardener, Hughes, Joba, and $200/m cash. Oh, and another part of the deal: we get Tex with the Yankees’ picking up 98% of his salary and the Yankees’ get Milton Bradley at full price. (In fact I think that there should be a clause in the deal that say’s NYY have to extend Milton at his present contract for at least five years- just to turn the screws a bit).

        Still interested?

        In all seriousness, if the Yankees’ now think that because they lost the Cliff Lee sweepstakes, they are going to find a team willing to deal them an ace for less than a triple King’s Ransom, they are very mistaken.

    • Reflex - Dec 14, 2010 at 7:05 PM

      Come back in four years when its a possibility.

    • JBerardi - Dec 14, 2010 at 7:29 PM

      I wouldn’t bank on it. The Red Sox offered something like any six of their top ten prospects a few years back (when their farm system was riding high) and it went nowhere. Seattle isn’t a small market; they can afford to keep their homegrown ace for as long as they’d like.

  2. phukyouk - Dec 14, 2010 at 6:29 PM

    HAHAHAHAH! im pretty sure that SOMEONES first born would have to be thrown in plus a sacrifice to an Egyptian god as well. but could you imagine? having hte best (or second best) pitcher in the majors for less than 15 mil a yr for the next 5 yrs.

    • joshv02 - Dec 14, 2010 at 6:38 PM

      Yes, the Mariners can imagine that.

      • phukyouk - Dec 14, 2010 at 6:41 PM

        OK! add in “on a contending team”

  3. jfk69 - Dec 14, 2010 at 6:37 PM

    Start by resigning Andy and then using their farm system,namely the killer bees, pitchers to actually pitch in the majors on the Yankee team other than using them as trade chips.
    I am sick and tired of rooting for other teams 50 million dollar pitchers who come to the Yankees and can’t pitch.
    A rotation of Sabbathia,AJ,Pettit,Hughes,Nova, and possibly Prior. is good enough to get them to the trade deadline and who knows…maybe one of the Yankee Killer B kids can actually crack the lineup.

  4. phukyouk - Dec 14, 2010 at 6:39 PM

    all kidding aside i really want Wood back (insert Pun here). but he may have had his Aaron Small yr with teh Yanks.

  5. frankvzappa - Dec 14, 2010 at 7:55 PM

    i thought Cashman wasn’t panicking? i would say calling every team about every good pitcher they have qualifies as panicking

    • Kevin S. - Dec 14, 2010 at 9:07 PM

      And it says he did that, where?

      I’d see what they’re asking for on Ricky Nolasco, though. I’d be all over him as a bounce-back candidate if he’s priced based on what he did last year.

  6. uyf1950 - Dec 14, 2010 at 8:00 PM

    I heard the Yankees are buying the Marlins and installing a puppet ownership and renaming them the South Beach Yankees.
    Then they intend to trades for players like the Boston Red Sox and SD Padres (AKA the Boston Padres.

  7. micker716 - Dec 14, 2010 at 9:10 PM

    Matt Latos?

    • Rosenthals Speling Instrukter - Dec 15, 2010 at 9:34 AM

      If the Padres trade Latos I am gonna have my season tickets revoked because of throwing an object on the field that represents my opinion of them.

      And it will be after I eat at Chipotle, so yeah……I think we know where I am going here.

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