30 Jul 2011
Buster Olney and Jon Heyman are reporting that Hiroki Kuroda has told the Dodgers he will not waive his no-trade clause. So, scratch him off of your starter shopping lists.
Let’s see, Fister has been traded. Bedard didn’t make it out of the second inning last night. Felix is a no-go. Kuroda is staying in LA. The market for starters is getting smaller and smaller.
As I noted on the post below (see the Update) keep an eye on the San Diego-Colorado game tonight. Ubaldo is pitching and it will be obvious that he has been traded if he gets pulled early.
21 hours to go….
UPDATE 7:45pm Not exactly a vote of confidence from the Yankees, but Joel Sherman is reporting they offered Colorado “Hughes plus” in exchange for Ubaldo. That “plus” did not include Montero, Banuelos or Betances. Apparently the Rockies have gotten into serious talks with Cleveland and have scratched Jimenez from his start tonight. I can’t say I am upset if Ubaldo heads to Cleveland, but this report shows you how far Hughes has fallen in the Yankees’ eyes.
Meanwhile, it’s 5-0 Yankees in the first.