The Yankees have wrestled away a future Hall of Famer in Ivan ‘Pudge’ Rodriguez to take over as their catcher for the rest of the season for Jorge Posada and all they had to give up was Kyle Farnsworth.
Are you kidding me? Kyle Farnsworth? What, did Detroit not get a good enough look the first time he was a Tiger back in 2005? I mean, even if he would have ever reached his potential this is still an awful deal.
Great deal by Brian Cashman, the cream of the crop as far as MLB GM’s go. The Yankees get a two month rental of Rodriguez and basically upgrade from Posada. Pudge gets to go after a World Series, if you believe the Yankees can get there.
There’s going to be lots of filings today/tonight/tomorrow. Keep it locked here, and not on ESPN’s Trade Deadline ‘Blog’.