Showing posts with label Not Yankees. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Not Yankees. Show all posts

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Bedard Deal All But Finished

Erik Bedard is currently in Seattle for his physical, which means that Adam Jones and George Sherrill have already passed theirs. A press conference is expected tomorrow, and the deal should soon be made official.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Yanks News and Notes

A few short points with ten days till pitchers and catchers report:
That is all.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

It's Finally Over

Update 9:45: The 72-hour negotiating window has now begun

Johan Santana has finally been traded- to the Mets. Not the best outcome, but I guess its better than Boston and at least he's out of the AL. The deal is for Carlos Gomez, Kevin Mulvey, Phil Humber and Deolis Guerra. This package tells me that Bill Smith is not ready to be the Twins' GM. If he had acted at the winter meetings, he could have gotten a better deal. In my opinion, both the Yankees' and Red Sox' offers from December were better than this one, but Smith waited, and the Yanks and Sox took back their offers, and this was the best one left. The Mets definitely won this deal. Altough all those prospects are solid, none are going to be superstars. Gomez is a leadoff hitter, Humber hasn't lived up to expectations, and I don't know much about Mulvey and Guerra, but I have heard good, not great, things about them. The Twins should not have done this deal without Fernando Martinez, but they panicked and did it, instead of holding Santana until the all-star break.

The Mets still have to sign Johan to an extension, and they say they won't go higher than 5 years, but they will go up to $25 million, which is a hell of a lot for a guy who plays one out of five days.

Monday, January 28, 2008

MLB News and Notes

A brief recap from around the majors:
That is all.