Now that Youk has been traded to the White Sox, I thought I’d take a look at the other offers that teams had on the table…
Orioles: Bullpen catcher / batting practice pitcher Rudy Arias.
Indians: Charles Nagy.
Tigers: Souvenir t-shirt and foam finger autographed by Justin Verlander’s niece.
Royals: Danny Duffy, Felipe Paulino, Joakim Soria, Blake Wood, and jar of elbow ligaments.
Angels: One rally monkey, deceased.
Twins: A couple of bats, balls, Danny Valencia, two hot dogs and some fries.
Yankees: Whichever team physician originally said Brett Gardner would be back from his injury in no time.
A’s: Kurt Suzuki, Daric Barton, and whatever Manny Ramirez rights we’re still holding onto.
Mariners: Naming rights for four bricks on the Safeco Field Fan Walk.
Rays: A weird wuss.
Rangers: One Chicken Express Nolan Ryan Snow Monkey. (Actual July 1st promotional giveaway.)
Blue Jays: Colby Rasmus, Brett Lawrie, and Brandon Morrow. Just kidding.
NL coming tomorrow.