|As the Yankees Chick mentioned previously, yesterday was the last day for the Yankees to offer arbitration to old man Bernie. While they didn’t make any real offers or come to any agreements, Cashman and Boras were able to extend their deadline by a month by having Boras decline a sham arbitration offer.
It is well known by now that if Bernie does come back to the Yankees next year, it would not be in an everyday capacity. It looks like Bernie would still be willing to be a Bomber even if it means operating as a fourth outfielder and occasional DH.
Interestingly, even if the Yankees decide not to re-sign Bernie, he could end up playing in New York again next year - - in Flushing. Apparently, the Mets are also interested in signing Bernie as a fourth outfielder should he not be able to come to terms with the Yankees.
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