Yankees won’t go for Downs or other Type-A relievers because they want to keep draft choices.
This is actually nothing new, but there have been some people out there who have tried to attach the Yankees to LHP Scott Downs, so I wanted to throw this out there again.
The other Type-A relievers, aside from Downs, that have been offered arbitration are righties Rafael Soriano and Grant Balfour. There are others, but they weren’t offered arbitration and won’t cost the Yankees a draft pick as a result.
- December 6, 2010 -- Rumors: With A-Gon in Boston Yankees Renew Focus on Lefties
- November 20, 2010 -- Making Sense of the Yankees Offseason Rumors
- November 17, 2010 -- Yankees Rumors Yanks Being Aggressive in Search for Relief Pitchers
- November 11, 2010 -- Yankees Rumors: No Interest in Scott Downs Due to Draft Pick