Jon Heyman (CBS, the guy who totally blew the Dusty Baker firing story) is reporting that the Yankees have kicked the tires on a trade for Brandon Phillips.
The Yankees, looking to set themselves up in case star second baseman Robinson Cano signs elsewhere, have checked in with the Reds regarding Brandon Phillips and also asked about free-agent second baseman Omar Infante. Phillips is said to be available in the right trade, but word is, the initial price is way too steep.
Not happening. Commit this thought to heart: The Yankees are going to sign Robinson Cano. The Yankees are going to sign Robinson Cano. The Yankees are going to sign Robinson Cano.
The leak of the Yankees’ interest in Phillips smacks of way-obvious negotiation strategery on the part of New York.
Because the Yankees are going to sign Robinson Cano.
Steve grew up in Cincinnati as a die-hard fan of Sparky’s Big Red Machine. After 25 years living outside of Ohio, mostly in Ann Arbor, he returned to the Queen City in 2004. He has resumed a first-person love affair with the Cincinnati Reds and is a season ticket holder at Great American Ball Park. The only place to find Steve’s thoughts of more than 140 characters is Redleg Nation. Follow his tweets @spmancuso.