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November 11, 2006

Wright To The O's?

From the AP -

The Yankees and Orioles were discussing a deal Saturday that would send Jaret Wright to Baltimore for prospects.

Wright and Yankees teammate Mike Mussina filed provisionally for free agency Saturday, awaiting decisions on team options for 2007.

New York had until Sunday to exercise a $7 million option on Wright, a deal that carries a $4 million buyout.

It was not clear which players the Orioles would send to the Yankees if a deal was struck.

Not a bad idea. If he makes the rotation in Baltimore, this means the Yankees could face Wright as many as 4 times next season. It's almost like Cashman is trading Jaret for 4 wins in 2007.

Posted by Steve Lombardi at November 11, 2006 11:07 PM

Comments

Peter Abraham says: "The deal looks to be RHP Chris Britton for Wright and cash. Britton is a reliever, more or less their eighth inning guy. He would theoretically take some pressure off Scott Proctor. If Britton is on the way, all the Yankees would need is a LHP to complete their pen."

Looks like a good deal to me, if true.

Posted by: redbug [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 12, 2006 06:21 AM

Britton's minor league stats look pretty solid and he's a young guy so I think this could be a pretty good deal for the Yanks.

http://www.thebaseballcube.com/players/B/Chris-Britton.shtml

My question, however, is what the Yanks expect to do with their staff since it's pretty clear they won't be able to get Matsuzaka. Assuming Moose re-signs, the Yanks will have Wang and Moose on opening day. RJ should be ready to go in May, hopefully. It's pointless to predict anything on Pavano at this point. So will it be Rasner and Karstens? Will the Yanks do something dumb and grab Schmidt or Suppan?

Posted by: MJ [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 12, 2006 10:23 AM

Possible.

Posted by: Steve Lombardi [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 12, 2006 12:03 PM