As you read yesterday, the Yankees resigned Freddy Garcia to a one year contract, worth somewhere between $4-5M. I think we can all agree that this is more or less a good thing. Garcia provided the Yankees with 146.2 more quality innings than any of us were expecting him to provide. He racked up a [...]
I was expecting this to be all over the place by now, but with the holiday it appears its gone unnoticed. Buster Olney reported in his blog today that the Yanks and Freddy Garcia have agreed to terms on a deal. Here’s the quote: • The Yankees agreed to terms on a one-year deal with [...]
I’m still on the fence about this new CBA. When you read the details it doesn’t appear as onerous as it did at first glance. Slot numbers can be exceeded without penalty as long as a team doesn’t exceed its overall allotted budget, so you can overspend on a few choice picks and underspend elsewhere [...]
‘Tis the season to be thankful, right? So let me just take this opportunity to say thank you. I am thankful that I get to watch, listen to, or talk baseball just about every day of my life. I am thankful that I was born into a place and family that has allowed me to [...]
In addition to signing Jayson Nix today, the Yankees also decided to offer arbitration to Freddy Garcia. Garcia qualified as a Type B free agent on the strength of his surprisingly good 2011 campaign, so if Garcia declines arbitration and signs with another team, the Yankees will receive a supplemental round pick in exchange. That might be moot, however, as new reports indicate that the Yankees and Garcia are close to agreeing to terms on a new one year deal to keep Sweaty Freddy in pinstripes for the 2012 season.
I’m not necessarily opposed to another go-round with Garcia, but I do wonder what it says about the team’s plan for the 2012 rotation. Re-signing Garcia would give the Yankees five nominal starting pitchers, so if they still plan to add an upgrade to the rotation in the offseason, either Garcia, A.J. Burnett, or Phil Hughes would have to be the odd man out.
The Yankees signed Jayson Nix, utility infielder, to a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training. Nix has only four seasons of experience but he’s pretty terrible, with a .207/.280/.368 career line, including .169/.245/.309 last year. Still, it’s just a depth move and he probably won’t even be a bench player, so it’s hard to get upset.
Enjoy your Thanksgiving, and all of us here at IIATMS are extremely grateful for our readers.
(The following is being syndicated from The Captain’s Blog). Even in peace, MLB finds a way to get bruised. Instead of focusing on the unprecedented 21 years of labor peace that will result from yesterday’s new collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the focus of many, if not most, has been on elements of the deal they don’t [...]
(The following is being syndicated from An A-Blog for A-Rod) To some of us, it might seem like being a member of the New York Yankees is a cakewalk. Getting paid millions of dollars to play a game for a living, playing that game for the most well-recognized team in the history of sports, playing it [...]