Friday, July 25, 2014
Question: Could the Yankees actually create a WORSE trade involving Ian Kennedy than they did once before?
The last time Brian Cashman spun Ian Kennedy into motion – on Dec. 8, 2009, the Day After Pearl Harbor Day – this is what unfolded.
The Tigers got bullpen lugnut Phil Coke, leadoff CF Austin Jackson, Cy Young winner Max Scherzer and Daniel Schlereth impersonator Daniel Schlereth. They have been the AL’s dominant team ever since.
The Diamondbacks got Kennedy, who went 21-4 in 2011, nearly winning the Cy Young, and workhorse starter Edwin Jackson, who consistently logs about 200 innings per season. They spun off Kennedy to San Diego last year for the great Matt Stites and Joe Thatcher.
The Yankees got Curtis Granderson, who had a good 2009 and then turned into a strikeout machine, currently of the Miracle Mets.
Two Cy Young-level pitchers, a solid CF, two lugnut arms and a Daniel Schlereth impersonator – and all we got was an old Sammy Davis Jr. song from John Sterling…
Now, there is talk of bringing Kennedy home. There are rumors that we will trade some of the few jewels of the Yankee farm system for Kennedy.
Question: Could Cashman possibly top his previous deal?