News: Nady, Marte Traded to Yankees

According to FSN Pittsburgh, the Pirates have traded OF Xavier Nady and LHP Damaso Marte pending medical reviews.

However, the receipent of both Nady and Marte are unknown at this time.

Update7:50 pm

According to Will Carroll of Baseball Prospectus, the Yankees have acquired Nady and Marte.

…hat tip to MLB Trade Rumors for the link…

…added to by Matthew Cerrone

According to Pete Abraham at his blog for the Journal News, Yankees RHP Phil Coke was pulled mid-way through his start for Triple-A Trenton tonight, suggesting he could be part of the deal for Nady.

...however, coke was not on Baseball America’s Top 10 Yankees Prospects at the start of the season…of course, maybe he is the iffy-prospect, as alluded to by Jayson Stark from ESPN.com…

Update8:07 pm

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, the Yankees have traded RHP Ross Ohlendorf, RHP Phil Coke, RHP George Kontos and OF Jose Tabata to the Pirates for Nady and Marte.

Update8:33 pm

…added to by Matthew Cerrone

In his report, Rosenthal adds, “The Rays were among the teams pursuing Nady, along with the Mets and Phillies.”

…i can’t even begin to wonder what the Mets may have been able to offer…the thing is, i just can’t think of four prospects, including one who is major-league ready for the mound, who the Mets could even offer, let alone a deal that fits like this…

…also, like i said earlier, from what i could gather, the Rays were being the most aggressive for nady, and who has more minor-league talent then they do…and they didn’t get him…

…sometimes, it’s just a matter of who the Pirates may have wanted…and not necessarily about who you and i think is a better prospect – if that makes any sense…

…earlier today, i heard from a person in Pittsburgh who said that if a team was willing to take on marte’s contract, plus nady, the deal could become more about quantity than quality…

…what tonight’s nady deal tells me is that a) the Rays must be eyeing bay, etc., and b) the Mets may be even unable to put together a quantity deal, let alone quality