|My apologies for the lack of updates…’tis certainly not for lack of material! I was at GenCon in Anaheim this weekend, a gathering of decidedly un-baseball friendly people….I was nearly accosted for not knowing how to play Magic. Needless to say, I’m happy to be back home and in my baseball niche.
Here’s a rundown of the latest Yankees buzz:
- Brian Giles: The latest word is that he wants to stay in San Diego and may be willing to give the Padres a hometown discount. The Padres have already offered Giles a three year, $25.5 million contract, significantly less than the approximately $30 million deal the Yankees are purportedly set to bid. With the lack of options left for the Yankees, I’m going to wager that they will offer more than $30 million to woo Giles to New York.
- Tom Gordon: It is not looking likely that Tom will be back in the Bronx in 2006. Flash is looking to move on to a team on which he could serve as closer, which clearly is not possible with the Yankees, and he is also adamant on his desire for a three year deal. The Yanks have offered him a two-year contract, but even Cashman has said that isn’t very optimistic about re-signing Flash.
- B.J. Ryan: As much as I hate to say it, its looking like a pinstriped uniform is not in Ryan’s future. He is unwavering on his desire to close for a team, and teams like the Mets and the Blue Jays will be more than happy to offer him a deal.
I’m trying not to get too depressed. Let’s all hold out hope that T.J. Beam and Aaron Small translate their minor league success into long-term prowess.
Labels: free agency/arbitration