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Is Gaby Sanchez Available?

Is Gaby Sanchez Available?

Is Gaby Sanchez really available?

Ever since the New York Yankees lost Mark Teixeira, there have been plenty of rumors connecting the Pirates to the Yankees. Most of those rumors seem to be of the message board type. One team has a need, the other team has a strength in that area, so they match up. In this case, the Pirates have a strength, the Yankees have a need, and baseball doesn't make sense unless the Pirates deal from their strength to help the Yankees fill their need, regardless of what they get in return.

Earlier today Joel Sherman of the New York Post connected the two teams based on the strength of the Pirates and the need of the Yankees. The deal sounded like something that would come from a Yankees message board, suggesting that the Pirates would be interested in David Aardsma to support Jason Grilli at the back of the bullpen. That doesn't make much sense for two reasons. One is that the Pirates have placed a high value on Garrett Jones, and they dealt a first round...

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