Sunday, January 3, 2010
In this Chicago Tribune column, a Mr. Rogers suggests that the Yanks and BoSox are saving up, not for next year's free agent class, but for the free agencies of Joe Mauer, Prince Fielder, Albert Pujols and Adrian Gonzalez. He suggests that the Yanks have held onto Montero and Romine in order to entice the Twins when it becomes clear to them they can't afford to sign Mauer to an extension. It's an interesting idea that I've not seen anyone put forward up to now. The conventional wisdom is that the Yanks are probably saving up for next year's free agent class. It should be interesting to see what direction the Yanks go in in the next couple of years.