I found this article pretty interesting. http://www.nypost.com/sports/yankees/29366.htm
I was going to put this in the Yankee forum, but I wanted to get some input from other fans, such as Blue Jay or White Sox fans. The article mentions some potential trades that could happen this offseason, and I want to see if there's any real possibility, or this is just a crock.
Here are some select pieces from the article:
TRADE GARY SHEFFIELD TO ADDRESS CENTER FIELD: Sheffield remains a great hitter. But he embodies an overall Yankee problem of too much age and too many sourpusses, and the money-obsessed Sheffield is facing his walk year. The White Sox were interested in obtaining Ken Griffey during the season for his bat and now might lose their one power source, Paul Konerko, to free agency. Could Chicago start a package with defensive stud Aaron Rowand to get Sheffield?
The Blue Jays crave power and believe Alexis Rios can play center. Is there a mega-trade possible involving Sheffield for Vernon Wells? Can Sheffield be used to obtain pieces that could be redirected to Minnesota to liberate Torii Hunter? The Yanks must find out and then aggressively pursue free agent Brian Giles to play right. Giles is said to favor the West Coast, and should draw strong interest, as well, from the Cubs and Red Sox, if they can move Manny Ramirez.
THINK DEFENSE: The Yankee pitching was better than generally perceived. It was hurt by bad defense, especially in center. But not exclusively there. The Yanks need to make Jason Giambi a 120-game DH. They should thank Tino Martinez for the memories and find a younger player with a chance to grow. Milwaukee's Lyle Overbay is going to be in big demand. But the Yanks might be able to pry somebody such as Detroit's Carlos Pena.
Jorge Posada might just be too expensive to trade. If the Yanks retain him, they need to upgrade with a better all-around backup than the cerebral, but limited, John Flaherty. Arbitration-eligible receivers from small markets such as Cincinnati's Jason LaRue and Tampa's Toby Hall should be targets.
Is there any possibility that the ChiSox would trade Rowand or the Jays would trade V-Dub? I know this is the NY Post, so you have to take everything with a big grain of salt, but is there any talk of these guys getting moved (fans from Toronto and Chicago)? Or is this just NY media garbage?