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Will Yankees trade prospects for starter?

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06:12 AM ET 03.02 | The first trade rumor of spring training has come and gone already, but judging from the buzz among baseball people, it won't be the last. The attention the Yankees' young pitching is attracting will make sure of that. "They've got some young arms that make your eyes pop," was the way one major league scout put it Tuesday. "People are going to come at Brian [Cashman], knowing he needs a starter, and they're going to want those young arms in return. The question is what would it take for him to give a couple of them up?"

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March 2, 2011  06:31 AM ET

Not if Burnette returns to his 2009 form. I not, you bet they will.

March 2, 2011  06:32 AM ET

*If not

March 2, 2011  07:16 AM ET

Unless the Yankees want to experience several "rebuilding years"....

March 2, 2011  07:58 AM ET

Why the **** is spam back?

Screw you guys, I'm going home.

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March 2, 2011  08:03 AM ET

Zito is available and would be concidered the ultimate reclaimation project.

March 2, 2011  08:04 AM ET
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The Yankees would be smart to see how their young guys do in the spring. They can make a deal any time.

The Yankees are in really no rush, let the young guys get a chance, of course of they start off 4 - 11 all bets are off.

March 2, 2011  08:33 AM ET

Here is the deal. Cashman didn't want Soriano because of giving up the compensation picks. Guess what? The Boss Jr. over ruled that and Soriano is a Yankee. Yankees are somewhat deep with prospects. Christ they have 3 top catching prospects. Chamberlain is their 7th inning guy, completely wasting his talents. They could easily package 3 prospects together and still have a deep system.

March 2, 2011  08:54 AM ET
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Not if Burnette returns to his 2009 form. I not, you bet they will.

2008, he had over a 4 ERA in 2009 and was awful down the stretch.

March 2, 2011  08:55 AM ET
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2008, he had over a 4 ERA in 2009 and was awful down the stretch.

And despite winning 18 games he had over a 4 ERA in 2008. But when you're playing in the AL East and not on the Yanks, Sox or Rays that's not too bad

March 2, 2011  08:58 AM ET
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Here is the deal. Cashman didn't want Soriano because of giving up the compensation picks. Guess what? The Boss Jr. over ruled that and Soriano is a Yankee. Yankees are somewhat deep with prospects. Christ they have 3 top catching prospects. Chamberlain is their 7th inning guy, completely wasting his talents. They could easily package 3 prospects together and still have a deep system.

Considering Cashman's complete and utter disability to judge starting pitching I wouldn't touch those prospects if I was on another team. Since 1997 the organization has produced 2 starters worth mentioning.

Hughes, who the jury is still out on

Wang, who was signed as an undrafted free agent without Cashman ever seeing him (Pacific rim scout found him). Cashman was so high on him it took an awful start of a season and 4 starters getting hurt to give him a chance.

So basically, since he took over in 2007 Cashman has drafted 1 starter that made the team as a starter.

Fantastic.

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March 2, 2011  09:18 AM ET
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The Yankees are in really no rush, let the young guys get a chance, of course of they start off 4 - 11 all bets are off.

Since the season consists of 100+ games...

.. a start of 4-11 would not be a big deal.

Except for the NY media and fans, which make every game into a one game playoff.

March 2, 2011  09:18 AM ET
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And despite winning 18 games he had over a 4 ERA in 2008. But when you're playing in the AL East and not on the Yanks, Sox or Rays that's not too bad

I like the ERA's at 3.00 and under...

March 2, 2011  09:20 AM ET
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<Hic> what time is it anyways?

It's 5:00 O'Clock somewhere.

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March 2, 2011  09:28 AM ET
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AJ is washed up. He is not even a mediocre #5 anymore.

Pretty sure he could be out Zito...

March 2, 2011  09:29 AM ET

I'd say it all depends on the starter they're offered. They should hang on to the prospects until something truly worth while is offered.

 
March 2, 2011  09:37 AM ET
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I like the ERA's at 3.00 and under...

In the AL East? Good luck with that. And certainly not from some NL refugee ace.

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