To Deal Or Not To Deal: Joba Chamberlain For Scott Downs?

Double G Sports@DoubleGSportsCorrespondent IJuly 28, 2010

NEW YORK - JULY 25:  Joba Chamberlain #62 of the New York Yankees walks back to the dugout after retiring the Kansas City Royals during their game on July 25, 2010 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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It's no secret that the New York Yankees and GM Brian Cashman would like to improve the team's pitching. After missing out of top of the line starters Cliff Lee and Dan Haren, the attention is likely moved to acquiring bullpen help.

Can a deal be worked out before the trade deadline this Saturday?

There have been a number of names thrown around of late. There was talk of the Yankees trying to acquire closer Joakim Soria from the Kansas City Royals. That deal would solve the Yankees' bullpen problems immediately as well as in the future, but it seems unlikely.

Of the players known to be available, the best bullpen arm is likely Scott Downs of the Toronto Blue Jays. Toronto GM Alex Anthopoulos knows he has the best reliever available and is so far taking advantage of that. He is asking for some big names and big prospects in return for Downs.

According to the New York Post, Toronto has asked for Joba Chamberlain  or Jesus Montero in return for Downs.

Is that to much to ask? Find out my opinion and continue this article at Double G Sports .