The Yankees say they don’t want to pay the premium price teams with tradable starting pitchers are seeking.I don't see a deal getting done here, but at least the Yankees are doing their due diligence.
Yet that hasn’t stopped them from flooding major league ballparks with scouts to watch the arms that might be dealt by the July 31 trade deadline.
Last week, scout Jay Darnell was in Denver to eyeball Rockies’ right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez. Sunday, Darnell’s name was on the scout’s list in Houston, where lefty Wandy Rodriguez started for the Astros. Tonight the Yankees will have a scout watching Jimenez face the Braves in Denver.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
From George A. King III: