Yankees Trade Rumors: More from Sherman on Oswalt, Dunn, and the Rockies

Bronx Baseball DailySenior Analyst IJuly 30, 2010

NEW YORK - JULY 2:  Alex Rodriguez #2 (2L) of the New York Yankees talks with Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman (R) before a game against the Seattle Mariners at Yankee Stadium on July 2, 2009 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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Having covered the team since 1989, Joel Sherman is currently the longest tenured Yankees beat writer. This gives him a pretty good advantage when it comes to leaked rumors from the Bronx.

Here is his latest :

  • The Yankees had “no idea” that the Astros were willing to include $11 million in cash along with their ace starter Roy Oswalt .
  • A Yankees official said, “We’re out on Dunn.” Obviously referring to the Nationals outfielder Adam Dunn .
  • The Yankees have been in touch with the Rockies about bench help, Clint Barmes , Melvin Mora , and Ryan Spilborghs could all potentially help the Yankees. But nothing happened as the Rockies aren’t looking to move salary and don’t expect enough in return to make a deal worth it.

Once again a team looking to deal holds the Yankees to a higher standard than other teams when it comes to trading. You have to think that if the Yankees had known they could have acquired Oswalt for about $9 million for the remainder of 2010 and all of 2011 they would have jumped at it.

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