Thursday, July 24, 2014

The starting rotation is an area of need for the Yankees heading into the trade deadline, and Brian Cashman not only know that, but he seems to be looking in every possible direction to find those pieces.

Not only have they been talking with the San Diego Padres about Ian Kennedy, they're also talking with the Colorado Rockies, who they just acquired Chris Capuano from today, about the possibility of also acquiring left-hander Jorge De La Rosa.

Honestly, I think that De La Rosa would be a better option than Kennedy. He's a free-agent after the season, and could potentially cost less than someone like Kennedy. However, Keith Law mentioned on Baseball Tonight that Colorado isn't too thrilled about the idea of trading away the man that is essentially their ace, which could keep the price up.

Pitching to a 4.19 ERA and 4.32 FIP in 116 innings this season with the Rockies, De La Rosa has been pitcher very well lately, having given up just three runs in his last three starts, all of at least six innings, including 7.1 innings of one-run ball while striking out 11 Nationals on Thursday.

Joel Sherman notes that the Rockies have shown interest in backup catcher Francisco Cervelli, and the Yankees could possibly use him in a deal for De La Rosa, or maybe even fellow left-hander Brett Anderson, who the Yankees showed interest in during the offseason before he was traded from Oakland to Colorado.


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