Thursday, November 29, 2012
Although the pitching staff is pretty much set, I'm sure we'll see the team do a bit of tinkering. I wouldn't put it past Ninja Cashman to move one of the young Yankee starters (Hughes, Nova, Phelps, etc) in order to fill positional holes like right field and catcher.
Outside of Twitter I don't see anything official, but for the time being I'm going to start thinking about other catchers for the Yankees.
I know that I said yesterday that I thought the Pittsburgh Pirates were the front runners for Russell Martin's
services and i feel a whole lot better about that prediction today. The Pirates announced today that they knew they would have to pay more in years and dollars to sign Russell and they proved it by their willingness to go a third year on a potential contract. No way the Yankees should go three years after Russell's 2012 season in my opinion so this will be worth keeping an eye on at the winter meetings.
The Atlanta Braves and BJ Upton have announced that the two have agreed upon a five year deal in the $75 million range that will make BJ the highest paid Braves player in the history of their franchise. The deal is pending a physical and there is no word yet of a potential no trade clause or anything yet. Why do we care? The Rays, on paper, just got worse until they call up their next uber prospect.