Saturday, December 12, 2009

Hot Stove Updates

Fox Sports is reporting two things of interest (you'll have to scroll down a bit). First, though we kind of already knew this, Damon and the Yankees are about $20M apart in their negotiations. The Yanks are offering an Abreu like 2 years at $19M, while Damon wants at least at $39M or four at $52M. Obviously the Yanks are not going to give him that. Should be interesting.

Second, apparently the Red Sox do not have it within their budget to address all their problem areas with high-end talent. At least one of the three areas will have to be accommodated by a bargain type player. John Henry is apparently upset at Theo's insistence on not trading prospects for Halladay and is getting back at him by withholding money for player acquisitions. It is said the two are not speaking, but that sometimes Henry asks his girlfriends if Theo has said anything about him, or if he looks down at all.

The next decision the Yankees have to make is whether to non-tender Wang. That is, they have to decide when to announce it, because everyone knows they're going to non-tender him.

Lastly, Nick Swisher will be appearing on an episode of How I Met Your Mother.

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