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Cashman: Price too high for Garza

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08:14 AM ET 01.10 | Matt Garza in the Bronx? The Yankees talked to the Rays about Garza this winter, but GM Brian Cashman determined quickly that Tampa Bay's price tag would be too high for the righty who was dealt to the Cubs last week. Plus, the Rays were leery of sending a quality starter to an American League East rival. "We never got off the dime, but strong impressions were that it would be something that would cost us more because we are in the division, kind of like Roy Halladay," Cashman said Saturday.

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January 10, 2011  08:20 AM ET

Do we have to read why every free agent didn't go to NY?

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January 10, 2011  08:44 AM ET

I don't think the Yankees were ever in on this one.

January 10, 2011  09:22 AM ET
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Do we have to read why every free agent didn't go to NY?

Given that most of the media is in New York... Unfortunately yes.

January 10, 2011  09:45 AM ET
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They are still welcome to Zambrano, and may have to settle for him.

Chuck, this is a good deal for the Cubs. I think they gave up some good prospects, but Garza will be good for the Cubs, I believe and they've got him for three years.

I kind of wish he had gone to the Bronx.

January 10, 2011  09:54 AM ET

What's the Yankee rotation at this point if Pettite doesn't come back? CC, Burnett, Hughes and Nova? and who? Joba? A little scary. I really thought the Yankees would do whatever it took to get the rotation fixed.

January 10, 2011  09:55 AM ET
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They are still welcome to Zambrano, and may have to settle for him.

Zambrano had a very nice second half, well at least down the stretch last year. He pitched well with enough velocity, movement and command. It was a short stretch but he looked very decent. I wonder how his anger management therapy is coming along.

January 10, 2011  09:56 AM ET
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Do we have to read why every free agent didn't go to NY?

Why yes we do!

January 10, 2011  10:05 AM ET

BTW: in an unrelated story. new orleans and the eagles go down in upset defeats.

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January 10, 2011  10:18 AM ET
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Why yes we do!

typical new yorker... thinks the world revolves around it... and they wonder why the rest of the planet hates them...

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January 10, 2011  10:23 AM ET

In other news, the Yanks asked the Mariners about Felix Hernandez, the A's about Brett Anderson, the Tigers about Justin Verlander, the Twins about Liriano, the Angels about Weaver, the Dodgers about Kershaw, the Giants about Cain and Lincecum, the Rox about Jiminez, the Orioles about Matusz. Am I missing anyone?

Ahhh, I feel so bad that nobody wants to trade their stud pitcher to the Yanks at a bargain rate. Boo Hoo. I guess they'll actually have to rely on their own guys to play games.

January 10, 2011  10:25 AM ET
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I don't think the Yankees were ever in on this one.

Absolutely, because of all their previous success with NL pitchers the Yankees are chomping at the bit to get Zambrano.

January 10, 2011  10:29 AM ET
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Well I hope he becomes the ace of the staff as you predicted. Yeah, giving up those fine prospects will hurt, but they always do. And Zambrano's no trade will probably prevent him from going to N.Y.

If you are talking about the Cubs prospects, its a steal for the Cubs.

Archer is a great pitching prospect. Guyer played awesome but is 26, I believe. They were able to keep Colvin and Brett Jackson. Hak-Ju-Lee is a good prospect but the Cubs have Starlin Castro. The catching prospect is a raw for a 25 year old, I think he just converted to catcher. The Cubs have Castillo and Soto to catch. Plus the Cubs kept Josh Vitters. So yes, there was a lot of "prospects" in the package but it wasn't a true depletion of the farm system.
On the flipside, the Rays have Garza's replacement in place with Hellickson. Now they place Archer in the group of Matt Moore, Alexander Colome, and Alexander Torres for their future rotation. Lee could potentially be their starting SS in a couple years.

January 10, 2011  10:33 AM ET
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Do we have to read why every free agent didn't go to NY?

apparently

January 10, 2011  10:34 AM ET
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Do we have to read why every free agent didn't go to NY?

apparently...

January 10, 2011  10:36 AM ET

This just in, Yanks contacted Phillies about Lee, Hamels, Oswalt, and Halladay but the asking price was too high.

 
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