God Bless him.
According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, the Yankees are in the "early stages" of talks to acquire John Danks from the Chicago White Sox.
Heyman writes: "The Yankees, to no one's surprise, have checked in on White Sox lefty John Danks."
You're all excited right? Then he wrote this in his piece:
"There is no evidence the sides are close to a deal and may be in only
the early stages of talks. The White Sox are looking for young players
and prospects as they continue their rebuild."
Oh... so there's not evidence. And wait, they "may" be in talks? So, what's going on? I wonder what Jerry Orbach would say about that.
Look, this is what's happening now. The Yankees no doubt are looking for a reliable lefty now that CC Sabathia is out. Jeff Francis was a nice idea but he's not the guy the Yankees really want there. Someone like Danks makes sense, but Jon's just throwing it out there. There's "no evidence" that Heyman knows anything either.
That's why we heard about the Yankees "closely monitoring" Cliff Lee earlier in the week. They want to see the guy pitch, they want to make sure his arm doesn't fall off, and maybe they make the Phillies a deal. Not sure if that will happen though... Lee just gave up 6 runs, read HERE.
There are alot of irons in the fire. Maybe the Yanks are looking at Danks, maybe not, but there is no question they want a reliable lefty pitcher and they are definitely searching for one.
Keep an eye out on this rumor. It is interesting.
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