This evening the Yankees acquired Xavier Nady and Damaso Marte from Pittsburgh for three paper clips, a rubber band, and an ice cube.
The Yankees acquired both players for four minor leaguers including right-handed pitcher Ross Ohlendorf, right-handed pitcher George Kontos, left-handed pitcher Phil Coke and right fielder Jose Tabata in return. The trade is tentative pending physicals.
Of course if the Mets were to acquire both players, it would have cost them Johan, with the Mets paying all of his $137M contract, Fernando Martinez, Mike Carp, John Niese, and Tom Seavers frozen swimmers.
Is it me, or do the Yankees constantly get more for less? Does this move the Mets closer to pulling the trigger on Raul Ibanez or Casey Blake?
**** Updated By metsfan73 1:10 PM 7/27/2008 ***
According to MLB Trade Rumors, Ohlendorf and Tabata cleared physicals, and they cite The LoHud Yankees Blog that LHP Phil Coke and RHP George Kontos are not in the deal.
Instead, the Yankees will be sending Pittsburgh RHP Dan McCutchen, RHP Jeff Karstens, OF Jose Tabata and RHP Ross Ohlendorf to Pittsburgh for Xavier Nady and Damaso Marte.