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152.0IP, 13-6, 2.96ERA, 1.22WHIP, 90K, 44BB
This possible trade just popped up a few days ago when Mark Bowman from MLB.com reported that the Braves are shopping Jurrjens and that the Royals are the frontrunner. If the Yankees are interested, and because of their need for pitching they can steal Jurrjens for a fairly cheap package for his age and skill set.
What Would it Take?
The Braves' biggest needs are a pwer-hitting outfielder and at shortstop, so a package will start with Nick Swisher and Eduardo Nunez. Then in order to replace Jurrjens, at least until the Braves' big pitching prospects show up, the Yankees would send over Phil Hughes.
Jurrjens will be expensive because the 25-year-old righty looked like a Cy Young candidate at the All-Star break, before a knee injury shortened his season. Plus 2011 was not Jurrjens' breakout season; in 2009 he pitched 215 innings and posted a 2.60ERA.
I would take the trade above in a heartbeat, especially if the Yankees land the Cuban outfielder Yoennis Cespedes. I am not a big believer in the whole "Braves pitchers always fail in New York" idea. Yes, a few Braves pitchers did come to New York and flopped but I believe it is a coincidence.
Chance of Coming to NY: 20 Percent