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Postby ajgnydc722 » Wed Dec 01, 2004 10:47 pm

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/columns/s ... id=1936460

Courtesy of Jayson Stark at ESPN.com.

Are the Yankees just trying to get Arizona to knock down the price, or are they really out of it? MLB.com is reporting the Arizona wanted the Yankees to get Hudson, Mulder or Zito in the deal to go to Arizona. That's a little ridiculous. 8-o
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Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Wed Dec 01, 2004 10:53 pm

ajgnydc722 wrote:Are the Yankees just trying to get Arizona to knock down the price, or are they really out of it? MLB.com is reporting the Arizona wanted the Yankees to get Hudson, Mulder or Zito in the deal to go to Arizona. That's a little ridiculous. 8-o


LOL, that's a good one. I guess they really think that if the Yankees can get whoever they want, they'll just give them to Arizona. :-b Back to RJ in pinstripes, I think it will probably happen. George seemed to really want him to come to NY even before the meltdown in the ALCS.
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Postby TheYanks04 » Wed Dec 01, 2004 10:54 pm

Like if we got Hudson you would deal him for RJ at this point? I am surprised the D'backs did not ask for Monument Park and all the hot dog and beer concessions at the Stadium. Time to move on and go get a Pavano/Radke type....maybe seing a deal for Hidson or Mulder and forget this RJ stuff.
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Postby ajgnydc722 » Wed Dec 01, 2004 10:55 pm

The AP is reporting that that Yankees have pulled out of trade talks for Randy Johnson because the Diamondbacks were asking for too much.
According to the AP, Arizona originally asked the Yankees for Javier Vazquez, $18.5 million, four or five prospects and one of the following 10 pitchers that the Yankees would have to acquire separately: Tim Hudson, Barry Zito, A.J. Burnett, Jeremy Bonderman, Ted Lilly, Edwin Jackson, Scott Kazmir, Shawn Chacon, Jason Jennings and Kenny Rogers. Arizona apparently was willing to settle for Tom Gordon instead of an outside pitcher, but they wanted Brad Halsey, too, and the Yankees weren't willing to pay the price at this time. Talks will probably be restarted at some point, but the Yankees could take this opportunity to jump into the bidding for Pedro Martinez. Dec. 1 - 9:17 pm et
Source: The Associated Press


Just more of the same from Rotoworld.
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Postby kentx12 » Wed Dec 01, 2004 10:56 pm

George is up to something. He wants Randy and usually what he wants he gets.
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Postby George_Foreman » Wed Dec 01, 2004 10:56 pm

lol. how on earth did kenny rogers make that list. :-?
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Postby Bukoski77 » Wed Dec 01, 2004 11:12 pm

If the Yanks pull off any thing like it, Vazquez will benefit the most from it out of the players involved.
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Postby LBJackal » Wed Dec 01, 2004 11:23 pm

Yeah, Rogers and Chacon!?!? Which if these 2 are not like the others :-b

The Yanks would be better to keep who they have. Vaz is pretty good if he gets straightened out. And why would they trade for another top SP and trade him along with Vaz, PLUS give the D'Backs $18M+ for RJ? Doesn't make sense.
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Postby Viper8437 » Wed Dec 01, 2004 11:24 pm

wow 8-o
thats askin a lot for randy

vazquez
another one of those pitchers
4 or 5 prospects
and 18.5 million

Thats could be a 7 + 18.5 for 1 deal 8-o

is it just me or is that waaaaay too much
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Postby ajgnydc722 » Wed Dec 01, 2004 11:26 pm

Viper8437 wrote:wow 8-o
thats askin a lot for randy

vazquez
another one of those pitchers
4 or 5 prospects
and 18.5 million

Thats could be a 7 + 18.5 for 1 deal 8-o

is it just me or is that waaaaay too much


No, it is too much. RJ may be a perrenial Cy Young contender, but he's 40+ and asking for 2 pitchers in their mid 20's ALONE is asking too much, nevermind the prospects and money.
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