Thursday, January 2, 2014

Gammons: Six Teams Tried To Trade For Gardner

According to Peter Gammons, someone I want to reiterate that I am not a fan of at all, at least six teams have contacted Brian Cashman about the availability of Brett Gardner. Gammons said of the half a dozen teams that everyone "from the Phillies to the Tigers" have attempted to land the free agent to be.

The Yankees theoretically have seven outfielders who have a legit shot at making the roster out of Spring Training in Jacoby Ellsbury, Brett Gardner, Alfonso Soriano, Carlos Beltran, Ichiro Suzuki, Vernon Wells, and Zoilo Almonte. Gardner is our best shot at getting anything for in a trade although Cashman is said to only be interested in a trade if it would bring a starting pitcher back. Hopefully we hold on to Gardner and go for more "Billy (Martin) Ball" and show teams that speed really kills. If the deal is too good to pass up you make it but I cannot see one of those deals coming for the free agent to be, so keep him.

We'll finish this with a quote from Brian Cashman from Gammons site in regard to Gardner:

“Brett is one of the toughest players in the game, an incredible competitor,” says Cashman. “We feel very strongly about him and his role as a leader and catalyst.”

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