THE UBALDO-YANKEES RUMORS BEGIN
The Yankees have been watching Ubaldo Jimenez closely. They had a scout at his last start (which was very good). And according to SI.com’s Jon Heyman, the Rockies and Yankees are a good match to make such a blockbuster trade. Heyman notes that the Rockies like Montero quite a lot, as a first baseman. They also like top prospects: Dellin Betances and Manny Banuelos…and who wouldn’t? However, Jon Heyman emphasizes that the Yankees do not want to include Betances, Banuelos, and Nova. Bull****. The Yankees made a huge mistake last year by not including Eduardo Nunez in a deal for Cliff Lee.
They’d be stupid if they didn’t learn from that mistake, of holding onto prospects so much. I mean, if the Rockies are willing to trade Ubaldo for a package of: Jesus Montero, Ivan Nova, and another 1 or 2 mid-level prospects, that’s a deal.
They do have Austin Romine on his way (who is a defensive stud), and I believe they could get away with trading Montero.
I’m going to go out on a limb and give Brian Cashman a pretty good plan. Here it is: Trade for Ubaldo Jimenez to boost the rotation with a strong #2 starter for this year and years to come, while giving up Jesus Montero, Ivan Nova, and 2 mid-low level prospects. Then, with Montero gone, there could be complaints that the future Yankees offense will be diminished. Well, as I mentioned in an article a few days ago, Prince Fielder is a free agent after this season. Enough said. What do you think about that?