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Yankees to Piazza: Roster Full; Perhaps Try a “Work Wanted” Ad on Craigslist
Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Watching the Mets/Yankees series at Shea last May, I jokingly predicted that the Yankees would go after Piazza once his contract was up at the end of the 2005 season. A thirty-seven year old catcher who can’t throw out a baserunner to save his life (past…his…prime) sounds right up Steinbrenner’s alley, right?

Fast forward to January 2006, and sure enough, there’s Piazza–to-the-Yankees rumors all over the internet. But lest you pat me on the back for predicting that this would occur, the Yankees were not the ones starting up the Piazza buzz!

According to the New York Daily News, it was Piazza’s camp that contacted the Yankees in an attempt to pawn Piazza off as a DH/backup catcher, and, what’s more, the offer was rebuffed! The Yankees apparently told old Mike’s agents that there was simply no room on the roster and no need for his services.

Mike need not despair just yet - - the Phillies have expressed some minor interest in the future Hall of Famer, and there’s always the local senior softball league…
posted by Yankees Chick @ Tuesday, January 24, 2006  
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