posted on Dec, 29 2004 @ 07:35 PM
Randy Johnson is telling some Arizona Diamondbacks' teammates that a deal that will send him to the New York Yankees is done, according to the New
York Daily News.
The News, citing unnamed sources, said final trade details are being worked out, and that two scenarios are being considered.
The two trade possibilities include Yankees pitcher Javier Vazquez, prospects and cash to Arizona in exchange for Johnson. However, the amount of
money New York would send depends on the caliber of the minor leaguers.
In one proposal, the News claims the Yanks would trade Vazquez, Brad Halsey, Abel Gomez and Melky Cabrera (lower-caliber prospects) for Johnson and
include about $12 million to make up some of the difference in money owed to Johnson ($16 million next season) and Vazquez ($35.5 million over the
next three years).
The News said the other proposal involves the Yankees dealing Vazquez and higher-rated prospects Dioner Navarro and Eric Duncan for Johnson, while
throwing in less money - around $5 million - to essentially complete the trade.
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