Washburn is owed $10.35MM in '09, and has limited no-trade protection. Olney believes it would mainly be a salary dump, and the Mariners might consider something like Kei Igawaand a secondary prospect. Yankees GM Brian Cashman hasn't struck a deal with the Ms since '03, when he worked with Pat Gillick on an Armando Benitez for Jeff Nelson swap.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
ESPN's Buster Olney is reporting that the Yankees are taking a look at Jarrod Washburn. This is from MLBTR:
Washburn, 34 in August, has a 4.75 ERA in 110 innings this year. For what it's worth, he has a 3.03 ERA in 62.3 innings since May 25th. That's cherry-picking, though - 4.50-4.75 is Washburn's level. He can chew up 190 innings at the back end of a rotation.
Yankees after Washburn