Just posted on the Replacement Level Yankee weblog:
One interesting rumor that I heard about was that the Detroit Tigers offered Curtis Granderson and Joel Zumaya to the Arizona Diamondbacks for our old friend, Javier Vazquez. Granderson's a young CF with good power/speed potential, and Zumaya is a minor league pitcher who has already reached AAA at age 20 and accredited himself fairly well there in 8 starts, putting up 56 Ks in 44 innings with a 2.66 ERA. Vazquez used his no-trade clause to turn this trade down, which opens up an interesting possiblity for the Yankees. Carl Pavano for the same package?
to me this sounds like a great deal. Zumaya sounds like a young Sandy Koufax. 98 Fastball and a hook, with double digit K/9 and 6 hits/9 in AA/AAA this year, and he's 20