Daily Archives: December 27, 2006
Pitchers and catchers report Feb. 17
Position players report Feb. 21
Photo day is Feb. 23 at 7:30 a.m.
It feels just like Christmas! Or two days after!
According to a story in the Newark Star-Ledger (and a bunch of other places, too), the Yankees are looking to trade Randy Johnson:
NEW YORK -- The San Diego Padres have made a more attractive offer for Randy Johnson than the Arizona Diamondbacks, but the Yankees will trade Johnson only if they consider it a good baseball move.
San Francisco has also been involved in talks, and the Yankees official said two more teams he would not identify entered the derby yesterday.
Johnson, 43, is questionable for Opening Day because of surgery in October to repair a herniated disk in his lower back.
After acquiring Johnson from the Diamondbacks in January 2005, the Yankees extended his contract for two seasons, through next year. An official with a team not involved in Johnson talks was told the Yankees do not want to absorb any of Johnson's salary if they trade him.
Meanwhile, although the Yankees lost out on free-agent first baseman Shea Hillenbrand, who agreed to terms with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, they might still add a first baseman who bats left-handed. Doug Mientkiewicz, an excellent fielder, is still on the market and has drawn interest from the Yankees.
So, the Yankees are looking to sell a 43-year old, injured LHP. They're looking to buy a left-handed first baseman.
Suddenly the deal for Jeff Conine makes a lot more sense. Scott Hatteberg: you're on your way!
Woo-hoo! The Red Hot Mama hit counter just went to six digits. I'm doing the Amanda Dance right now!