Wednesday morning news and notes 12/24/2014

It's Christmas Eve and all through the Net, not a rumor is stirring whom the Yankees might get... Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from your gang here at It's About the Money. While we celebrate the season, we will keep a half an eye on what is going on in the world of baseball. Don't expect much to happen in the next couple of days at least.

The only news to mention this morning is that the Miami Marlins have claimed Preston Claiborne off waivers from the Yankees according to Joe Frisaro.. We wish Claiborne well as he moves along to Miami.

Claiborne was somewhat useful out of the bullpen the last couple of seasons with a dead-on career FIP of 4.00. He picked up three vulture wins for the Yankees in 2014 and had four holds in 2013. Claiborne pitched a total of 71.1 innings for the Yankees in 62 appearances between 2013 and 2014 and was the designated go-to guy when the Yankees had to dip into the minors to get an arm.

For a former 17th round draft pick, that's not too bad. But to be honest, it will not be difficult to replace him in the grand scheme of things.

There continue to be some drivel about Asdrubal Cabrera here and there on Twitter, but it seems unlikely the Yankees will play there. For those of us who would love to see what Refsnyder can do, this is good news. The rest of you can continue to drool for Asdrubal.

For those of you still wondering about Max Scherzer, David Lennon quoted everyone's favorite, Randy Levine, as saying the chances of signing a guy at this point over $25 mil per year is none.

Like I said, we will monitor. you enjoy this holiday time of year. All the best to you from all of us.