Friday, November 28, 2008

Rumor: Yanks Make Offer to Odalis Perez, Interested in Greinke

Mike Silva from Mike Silva's New York Baseball Digest reported this morning that the Yankees have made an offer to left-handed pitcher Odalis Perez. Perez went 7-12 with a 4.34 ERA in 30 starts for the Nationals last year. This was also mentioned a few days ago by ESPN's Enrique Rojas. I have no idea why the Yankees would be interesting in Perez, this can't possibly be part of their backup plan if they don't sign CC, Burnett, and Lowe, can it? If they're going to sign a left-hander named O. Perez it should be Oliver not Odalis.

Silva is also reporting that the Yankees have been asking the Royals about 25 year old right-hander Zack Greinke. Last year he was 13-10 with a 3.47 ERA, and threw 202.1 innings in 32 starts for KC. Silva speculates the deal will take a package of either Hughes or Kennedy and Melky. I wouldn't trade Hughes for him, but I'd wouldn't mind sending Kennedy and Melky to KC.

11 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Maybe they plan on making Odalis a reliever. Anyways, it is a stupid idea. I hope they do trade for Grienke. Grienke is an even better idea than Burnett and cheaper. Kennedy/Melky for Grienke would be great. CC, Wang, Grienke, Pettite, and Joba would be a great rotation.

Mike said...

I don't believe the Perez story. I can't see them going after a 12 loss pitcher.

As for Grienke, rumors of him becoming a Yank is nothing new. There was a rumor about him heading to New York back in September, as reported in my blog.

http://nyyu.blogspot.com/2008/09/royalty-for-cano.html

MP said...

I absolutely say yes to sending melky and kennedy to KC for greinke.

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't trade Melky yet - a great arm and it's still open for discussion if he can be a great hitter. Snoozer

R.J. said...

Why exactly would KC want Melky when they just traded for Coco Crisp and have 4 outfielders? A deal of Kennedy and Melky would not get this done.

Greg Cohen said...

R.J., that's a very valid point, and to be honest I have no idea. I'm just passing on the info from the Mike Silva article.

yankspdx said...

This is slightly off topic, but I hope someone knows. In regards to Andy Pettitte, is there a minimum percentage of his last year's salary that the Yankees would have to offer in arbitration?

Liam Gallagher said...

Send Duncun for all I care. I'm not saying that he's not a good ball player it's just that we don't really need him.

Mike said...

Liam,

What makes you think KC would want him?

Liam Gallagher said...

For Power maybe?

Greg Cohen said...

yankspdx,

I'm not sure if there is, I don't think so. Here's one article from MLB.com that explains the arbitration process.