Checking Twitter, from various sources:
Apparently the Yanks have no interest in Carlos Beltran. Mets looking for big-time prospect.
Buster Olney of ESPN reports that if the Nats don’t promote J.C. Romero, that he will opt out and sign a AAA deal with the Yankees. The Yanks are looking for a LOOGY, since Feliciano and Marte are on the DL and neither can be counted on. Logan hasn’t done a good job vs. lefties and is the only lefty in the bullpen. Romero, 35, was 0-0, 3.86 in 24 games with the Phillies this year. Righties hit .297 off him, Lefties .208. For his career, he is 33-28, 4.07. Frankly, I’d rather get ex-Yankee Randy Choate back, but he’d cost something. Romero wouldn’t.
CC trying to sell ex-teammate Prince Fielder on NY, per SI’s Jon Heyman. He says it’s an indication CC wants to stay with Yanks, even if he exercises the opt-out. Fielder in Yankee Stadium? Nice dream, but he’d DH and cost a ton to do it. The problem is if Tiex 1B, Fielder DH, (Posada forced out to retirement or another team), what about the aging Jeter (38 next year) or A-Rod (37 next year)? They’ll need more days off and need to DH more. Like I mentioned, nice dream. How long can you keep Alex or Derek in the field? Eventually not only does the offense go down, so does the D.
Joel Sherman reports that the Mets offered a similar deal on K-Rod to the Yanks, but the Yanks refused. First off, for what two players? Secondly, having not one, but TWO discontented closers now setting up (and ones with volatile temperaments in K-Rod and Soriano) would be like setting fire to gasoline. Soriano threw some today.
AAA All-Star Game: IL wins 3-0. One-time Yanks prospect Zach McAllister (now Cleveland) 2 scoreless for the win. SWB’s Adam Warren 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 1 K.
Somehow, I don’t think Jeremy Hermida (599 MLB games, full-time Marlins 2007-2009), Cody Ransom (35 years old, 219 MLB games, A-Rod’s sub when A-Rod had the hip surgery) or Dana Eveland (95 MLB games, 16-22, 5.74) should be allowed to play in a AAA all-star game. There should be a limit on age and # of games played in the majors. I want to see prospects, not washed-outs, if you know what I mean.
AA Eastern League ASG: East (Trenton’s division) lost 8-3. Trenton’s Corban Joseph 2 for 3. Austin Romine 1 for 2, rbi (this after a good Futures Game performance). Banuelos 1 scoreless IP, 3 K. Betances scoreless IP, 1 K.
High A: Tampa won 5-3. Neil Medchill 2-run HR.
Low A: Charleston lost 11-6. Ramon Flores HR, 2 rbi. Kelvin De Leon solo HR.
Staten Island (short season): Mason “Classical Gas” Williams 4 h, .360.
GCL: Dante Bichette, Jr. 2 h. double, rbi.