The Yankees unloaded Brian Bruney to the Nationals and received a player to be named later in the deal that happened to be whomever the Nationals take with their first overall pick in the Rule 5 draft. The draft takes place at the winter meetings tomorrow. It is quite possible that the Yankees trade this pick , since they don't usually take part in the Rule 5. I would still like to see the Yankees hold onto it and try to make something of it. Cashman definitely has a few people in mind, and if he can get a player who sticks, I'd be very impressed with his maneuvering. Remember, Brian Bruney was claimed off waivers from the Diamondbacks, so the Yankees didn't even give anything up for him. In return, they got a few serviceable innings out of Bruney and now the possibility ...
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