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Phillies rebuffed Yankees' offer for Young

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07:18 AM ET 08.01 | So much for that Phillies fire sale. But it wasn't only for lack of interest on the part of other teams. Yankees GM Brian Cashman and Phillies GM Ruben Amaro spoke on the phone around 3 p.m. ET Wednesday, an hour before the trade deadline, at which time Amaro confirmed what the Yankees had been reading in the media: Michael Young was willing to waive his no-trade clause to go to the Yankees. So Cashman offered to send a prospect to Philly and pay the $5 million to go on Young's deal. And Amaro rejected the deal. Then Cashman asked about Phillies veteran catcher Carlos Ruiz, and was told that Ruiz, who has one home run this year, is not available. Both Young and Ruiz are free agents after the year. The Phillies just promoted third-base prospect Cody Asche, and Young played first base Wednesday.

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August 1, 2013  07:57 AM ET

....who cares about those two losers...

August 1, 2013  08:04 AM ET

If Darren Daulton is back from his outer space voyages, he could fill in behind the plate and provide some power.

August 1, 2013  08:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

....I am a loser...

That's what my sources tell me.

August 1, 2013  08:51 AM ET

Young could be a waiver pick up since no team will try and block him from being traded and the 5 mill that goes along with him.

August 1, 2013  08:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

....who cares about what I say, I'm a loser...

<nods>

August 1, 2013  08:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

That's what my sources tell me.

+1

August 1, 2013  08:59 AM ET

As a lifelong Phillies fan, I have no idea what Managment is doing as the Phillies should have taken anything they could get for Young, Ruiz, Papelbon and Lee, and Utley. We had a great run, but its over and we need to start to rebuild.

The one theory by a local Phillies beat writer thinks the reason the Phillies aren't rebuilding is their TV Contract with Comcast is up next year, and they don't want to negotiate a mega-TV deal when they are in last place and rebuilding. If they keep this core, they can hover around .500 next year and have the appearance of still being a competitive team, and that will give them leverage in the negotiations. The wildcard is FOX Sports may enter the negotiations as they would love to get the Phils TV rights, and start a FOX Sports Philadelphia Network, which would be the death of ComcastSportsNet here.

August 1, 2013  09:07 AM ET

Well, at least we'll have better draft position this year at the rate we're going.

August 1, 2013  09:08 AM ET

Several teams overvalued their expiring FA players before the trading deadline notably the Phillies and the Mariners.

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August 1, 2013  09:36 AM ET

Cashman and Yankees are desperate. They do not want to bite the bullet and have to play A-Rod.

August 1, 2013  10:35 AM ET
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have faith-we're only a few games out of the 2nd WC spot.

I'm still hopeful....

August 1, 2013  11:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

have faith-we're only a few games out of the 2nd WC spot.

With Granderson back in the fold soon, I think we have a legitimate shot at a wild card spot.

August 1, 2013  11:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

With Granderson back in the fold soon, I think we have a legitimate shot at a wild card spot.

The Royals are nipping at their heels.

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August 1, 2013  11:39 AM ET
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The Royals are nipping at their heels.

Yep. As of right now, it looks like there are five teams who could be vying for that 2nd wild card spot, and that's the good news.

The bad news is, which one of the five teams that wins it, gets the opportunity at a one-game play-in against a better team.

This ain't your father's wild card. . .

August 1, 2013  11:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Yep. As of right now, it looks like there are five teams who could be vying for that 2nd wild card spot, and that's the good news.The bad news is, which one of the five teams that wins it, gets the opportunity at a one-game play-in against a better team.This ain't your father's wild card. . .

Crapshootidity reigns!

August 1, 2013  11:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

If they keep this core, they can hover around .500 next year and have the appearance of still being a competitive team

Maybe so and maybe not.

They're seven games below .500 this morning.

 
August 1, 2013  11:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

The Royals are nipping at their heels.

Royals vs. Pirates World Series!!! Make it happen!

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