Saturday, June 30, 2012

Phillies Agree To Trade Jim Thome To Baltimore Orioles

I know that this is not exactly Yankees related but it is relevant to the AL East so I decided that I would post it anyway. This afternoon the Philadelphia Phillies agreed to trade 1B Jim Thome to the Baltimore Orioles for  A ball pitching prospect Kyle Simon and 19 year old catching prospect Gabriel Lino (basically nothing....).

The Orioles were in need of a DH type hitter and someone to help from the left side and they got both with this Thome deal. Is he going to be the one to lead the Orioles to the promised land? Probably not... Is he going to help? Immensely in my opinion.

White Sox @ Yankees 6/30/12

The Yankees win behind 7 shut out innings from Hiroki Kuroda.
Yankees win 4-0

The Yankees look to break a two game losing streak against the Chicago Whitesox. Hiroki Kuroda will be on the mound this afternoon against Jake Peavy. The game will be televised at 1:05 pm ET on YES and MLB Network's matinee.

1. Derek Jeter SS
2. Curtis Granderson CF
3. Alex Rodriguez 3B
4. Robinson Cano 2B
5. Mark Teixeira 1B
6. Nick Swisher DH
7. Raul Ibanez RF
8. Russell Martin C
9. Dewayne Wise LF

Go Yankees!!