Thursday, October 31, 2013

147 Declare Free Agency

Eligible players were able to officially be a free agent at 9am this morning, and 147 players have done so.

Thirteen of those players were Yankees last season. That list includes Robinson Cano, Joba Chamberlain, Curtis Granderson, Travis Hafner, Phil Hughes, Hiroki Kuroda, Boone Logan, Lyle Overbay, Andy Pettitte, Mark Reynolds, Mariano Rivera, Brendan Ryan, and Kevin Youkilis.

I think it's safe to say that Robinson Cano is the most likely to return to New York. In a series of posts at the end of the season, I said that I'd like to see Curtis Granderson and Brendan Ryan come back. Actually, that list would include a couple more names if it wasn't for the fact that Rivera and Pettitte retired.

Chamberlain, Hafner, Hughes, Overbay, Reynolds, and Youkilis are on my "thanks, but no thanks" list. As for Boone Logan I'm on the fence. The bullpen could definitely use a couple arms, but I'm not sure if spending around $12 million on Logan would be smart. It's not as if the Yankees don't have some guys already in the organization that could possibly fill his role.

By the way, players can't sign with a new team for five days. So while Cano could be re-signed at any time, players like Carlos Beltran and Shin-Soo Choo won't be Yankees for at least five more days.

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