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Michael Pineda Trade

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The Yankees might be losing thier best player in Robinson Cano. That being said: They have no second basemen in their minor league system who are worthy of even playing 2nd base at the MLB level. Why not trade for Michael Pineda and give up one of our stud 2nd basemen and another prospect or prospects for a potential top pitcher? Does this sound possible? The Yankees can always pay for Top pitching to supplement this season and beyond. Not as easy to find a stud second baseman and we have 2-3. Thoughts..................
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  1. lightfoot789's Avatar
    Or throw in Willingham or Doumit too?
  2. Twins Daily Admin's Avatar
    I'd be interested in hearing from people in the industry what they think about Pineda now.
  3. Twins Daily Admin's Avatar
    I'd be interested in hearing from people in the industry what they think about Pineda now. But I also don't see any way they don't end up with Cano.
  4. lightfoot789's Avatar
    I believe Cano is going back too, but doesn't hurt to give the Yankees some alternatives. Pineda is a reach, but probably has better upside than Worley or May. Could be a great 2 or 3 if he can stay healthy. That can be said about every pitcher though. They are all one pitch away from.......... (Knock on wood)
  5. old nurse's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by lightfoot789
    Or throw in Willingham or Doumit too?
    By sentiment on the board, shouldn't that be an and not an or between the names?
    Actually for the risk it wouldn't be a top prospect for Pineda. I would guess more of a risk reward prospect
    Updated 11-10-2013 at 08:02 AM by old nurse
  6. Brandon's Avatar
    I think there is definitely the potential to match up for a trade if they do not sign Cano and don't trade for Phillips first.
  7. jorgenswest's Avatar
    There are other options. Phillips was mentioned above. Infante and Johnson are free agents. David Adams and Corban Joseph have minor league OBPs better than Rosario and have more experience at the upper level of the minors. Rosario's much younger age makes him the better long term prospect, but not the better option for 2014. Dozier home run surge the second half helps, but there is little else to distinguish him for the two Yankee minor leaguers. He probably doesn't sustain the increase in HR/FB rate next year.

    I don't see the motivation on the Yankees part to make this deal.
  8. Oldgoat_MN's Avatar
    Really like the idea of aquiring Pineda.

    Cannot imagine the Yankees letting him go, however. They want inexpensive pitchers, too.
  9. Lefty's Avatar
    I too like the idea of Pineda, I just don't think that the Yankees will go for a prospect at 2B. They are built to try and win NOW and always have been. I'm sure they'd take one of our prospects, but only for a bunch of 'go-nowhere' prospects in return. That's just how they roll.
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