He is trade bait, and they don’t want to ruin his value by having his numbers explode in the majors? It makes sense because I don’t think he figures into the team’s long term plans. Trading him, and keeping his value high, is the most important thing to the Yankees.
Comment by Cliff Lee's Changeup — April 19, 2011 @ 1:32 am
Cliff Lee’s Changeup,
If that were true, wouldn’t he be in the minors, continuing to build his value? How does wasting away in the bullpen in a low leverage role help his trade value?
It doesn’t which is why I’m so confused by this move.