I’m short on time so I won’t be able to elaborate too much on this post, but I do need to discuss some updates involving the New York Yankees and the Hot Stove.
1). Brian Cashman has traveled to Arkansas to visit and speak with Cliff Lee. Good move. We’ll see how things shake out over the next few days or weeks.
2). Jorge Posada will undergo surgery to repair a torn meniscus. He should be ready to return by Spring Training, but his catching days are seriously numbered. Cashman has already let him know that he’ll be spending a lot more time at DH this season – another good move. This is a strong signal that Jesus Montero will not be traded. I won’t get too far ahead there though.
3). The Yanks and Derek Jeter are talking. I’m not worried about anything going awry here. I just hope he doesn’t get too many years. I love Jeter as much as anyone, but even the greats reach the end of the line.
4). This last update came from a good friend of mine who happens to a be a bonafide seam-head, but I have not been able to confirm it yet. He sent me a text mentioning that the Yankees contacted Carl Crawford. This certainly should not come as a surprise. It is the Yankees’ job to make sure all bases are covered. Making contact with the best offensive free agent on the market is pretty standard protocol. I don’t think he provides significant enough of an upgrade over Brett Gardner to justify the gaudy contract. That is something that I will likely touch on in more detail in a future post. For now though, I wouldn’t even place too much stock in this development one way or another.
That is a quick rundown. I’m chomping to go on and on about a couple of these developments, but I will need to touch on them in the coming days. Stay tuned.