Originally Posted by Nugget
The story is from the New York Post - say thing the Yankees will get a pitcher that they want. FWIW the Mariners did get a SS and C prospect, their 1st and 2nd picks in the draft. Maybe the NYP just got their lines crossed.
The Mariners will be in decision mode at the end of the weekend as to whether they try to hang on to Lee or get something back for him. If anything they are going to want some POP at 1st and OF. They probably don't need and know they won't get Votto but it will be someone of that skill set.
First off, they got a HS kid from Utah who is at least
5 years away from the majors and will not stick at SS. Second, they did not get an impact catcher, unless I am missing something? (They did draft a HS catcher in the 6th round, if that is what you're referring to?)
Finally, the thought that the Mariners could get someone of Joey Votto's skill set for a rental player is downright laughable. Maybe you just meant they could get a 1B/OF offensive type? If so, we have plenty of those between Alonso, Frazier and Francisco- any of which I'd happily trade for Lee.