Funny how the twists and turns take you. Torre turned down a trade from the Mets to the Yankees in 1976 because he thought he’d have a chance to manage the Amazin’s.
The 40-year-old had an excellent campaign for the A’s in 2013. The free-agent pitcher went 18-6 with a 2.65 ERA in 190 1/3 innings over 30 starts. He struck out 117 and issued 29 walks.
Sweeny Murti says the Yankees have improved at catcher and their outfield is better. The infield still has some questions, especially with the known returnees Derek Jeter and Mark Teixeira coming off major injuries.
Is a few extra million worth leaving New York? That’s what Robinson Cano is facing as his market finally begins to expand, with reports of the Seattle Mariners’ interest.
Is there a market for Robinson Cano beyond the New York Yankees? That is what we hope to learn at the Winter Meetings next week in Orlando.
Did the Yankees overpay for catcher Brian McCann? Sure, but they had a hole to fill and they moved quickly.
Yes, we all helped create the hype and bought into it. We expected more based on a lot of early promise. That makes them disappointing, but far from busts.
It’s not even Thanksgiving. Why is everyone so worked up about Robinson Cano’s market not shaping up yet?
David Robertson hasn’t yet been handed the keys to Mariano Rivera’s kingdom. He may not be anointed the Yankees’ closer for awhile. Or ever. Either way, he’s ready to contribute.
Check out the managers in this year’s Fall Classic. It shows you that the day-to-day grumbling about managers isn’t that big a deal in the end.
My question to 40 major league executives, agents and players-turned-broadcasters was “What will Robinson Cano sign for?” So what is the magic number?
As fictional President Jed Bartlet was fond of saying, “What’s next?” Let’s take a look, starting with the most obvious free agent — Robinson Cano.
“I talked to Joe on two different occasions,” Steinbrenner said. “I made it clear to him that we do want him back. My family thinks he did a great job this season given everything that happened. We’re gonna try to work something out.”
Girardi has strong Chicago roots. He grew up in East Peoria, Illinois, attended Northwestern University and played for the Cubs from 1989-1992, and then again from 2000-2002.
Does Girardi want to stay? Take a look at his answers during a long session with reporters Sunday morning and decide for yourself…