Monday, December 25, 2006
According to the Star-Ledger, the Yankees and Diamondbacks have re-opened talks about a trade involving Randy Johnson. The Diamondbacks could use Johnson because Mark Mulder is no longer interested, and there is still room in the rotation. However, the Yankees will most likely ask for Connor Jackson and at least two other prospects. A deal would only move forward if they can settle what to do about his contract. His contract calls for 16 million dollars and the Yankees do not want to pay any of it. Johnson went 17-11 with a 5.00 ERA last year with the Yankees.
ESPN.com is reporting that Diamondbacks and Padres have held talks with the Yankees concerning Johnson.
KFMB in San Diego is reporting that the Diamondbacks have offered Chad Tracy, and two prospects for Randy Johnson and cash.