It's official. The New York Yankees in their move to upgrade the Yankees starting rotation have done something! They have traded Vidal Nuno to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Brandon McCarthy!
Now, 2 things have happened here. BYB has been pretty down on Nuno lately and we wanted him moved. While we didn't see a trade in the works, we did think that a demotion and a reprogramming of him in AAA might be good. That clearly didn't happen. Couple that with BYB suggesting that Brandon McCarthy would be a good fit... and we truly were onto something.
We wrote in HEY HAL, IT'S TIME TO GET ANOTHER STARTER the following:
"Brandon McCarthy is a wild card that the Yankees may look at. With a 1-6 record and 5.01 ERA this season, you may be wondering if there is anything of value here. One can explain the 1-6 record by the fact that he is playing for the last-place Arizona Diamondbacks. His ERA is mostly attributed to home runs allowed, but he is pitching in homer happy Chase Field... He also has some good history against high-octane offenses like Boston and Detroit. Boston has hit .252 against him and Detroit .259 over his career. With his current season record, the Yankees may be at a strong advantage in trade negotiations."Well done Ike Dimitriadis.
Here's the report today about the trade, brought to you by the New York Daily News:
"The Yankees have acquired veteran right-hander Brandon McCarthy in a swap of under-performing starters with the Diamondbacks. McCarthy, 30, is 3-10 this season with a 5.01 ERA. The Yankees are sending 26-year-old Vidal Nuno to Arizona in exchange for McCarthy."
Good work by the Yanks making a move. Welcome to New York Brandon... now let's get to work.
Hey Nuno... good luck.
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