Daily Archives: November 30, 2011

Yankees Mailbag

Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another Yankees Mailbag. Thank you to those who sent in questions – we appreciate it. If you have a question you’d like to ask, either email Mike at yankeesfansunited@gmail.com or contact us on Twitter (@yankeefansunite). Let’s get started…

@NataliaYank25 asks:
I’m hearing a lot of talk about the Yankees and Gio Gonzalez. Anything is possible, so you think it’s a good fit?

-      Natalia, I think Gio Gonzalez would be a good fit for the Yankees. He is the prototypical number two starter that Yankee fans desperately want after the ALDS loss to the Tigers. Gio does not get much run support for the Oakland A’s and yet still wins 16 games with a 3.12 ERA. His breaking ball is one of the best in the American League and would give the Yankees two lefties at the top of their rotation. Their GM, Billy Beane, reportedly likes the Yankees’ prospects, but I don’t see Brian Cashman pulling the trigger on this deal. I think he wants to see Banuelos or Betances grow into the system. Don’t expect the Yankees to make a trade for Gio, but Matt Garza is a possibility.

Will asks:
John Danks name is coming up in trade talks a lot lately, he seems like the ideal #2 starter and a solid lefty. What would it take to land him in a trade? Would Romine, Warren, Mitchell, Heathcott do it? I appreciate the feedback.

-      Will. I disagree with you on John Danks. The guy has never won more than fifteen games in a season and he had a stretch in the first two months of 2011 where he did not even win a game. He would be nothing more than a back end starter in the Yankee rotation. I think the White Sox would trade him on the cheap just because they have shown no signs that they will give him a long term deal since he is a free agent at the end of 2012. I would not give up Romine or Warren for him, but I would give up a Slade Heathcott for him. I look for NY again to look at Matt Garza, Jair Jurrjens, and Gio before they explore a John Danks trade.

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Morning Bits: Granderson, Mariano, Garza, Winter Meetings, Spring Training

Hello all here is your morning linkage.

Enjoy!!!!

* Curtis Granderson says the new HGH testing is important to Major League Baseball. Granderson also said that the Yankees pitching rotation is fine as is.

* Yankees are keeping quiet on Mariano Rivera’s upcoming vocal cord surgery.

* As talked about here, there is a lot the Yankees could be interested in, in Matt Garza.

* Yankees like flexibility as the Winter Meetings approach.

* Spring Training tickets are now on sale.  When you buy some feel free to get me some as well, with a plane ticket. Thanks.

* Bleacher Report always has something.  Here is an article of 5 surprise guys the Yankees should go for.

* Yankees Brian Cashman not in arm race to sign top free-agents.

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