Yankees Trade Rumors: Yanks Out On Dunn

July 29, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments
Article Source: Bleacher Report - New York Yankees

According to Joel Sherman of the NY Post, the Yankees tried, but have given up on trying to trade for Nationals slugger Adam Dunn.

The Yankees have offered their top prospects in deals for pitchers Cliff Lee and Dan Haren, but have not done so in any deals for Dunn. The supposed reason for this is because the Yankees viewed Lee and Haren as real difference makers and Dunn as more of a bonus than a necessity.

They do have the most potent offense in baseball, leading the league in runs scored. So it wouldn’t make sense to mortgage the future or deal prospects that they could include in more essential deals than one for Dunn.

The Yankees were also concerned about Dunn because the outfielder has repeatedly said he does not want to DH. That’s a big part of the reason the Rays backed away from him as they saw how unproductive Pat Burrell had become, another slugger who didn’t want to become a DH.

Sherman said the Yankees could still change their minds and acquire Dunn, but it would have to take a significant drop in the asking price for him.

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