Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Wednesday's Rumors

These are mostly updates of yesterday's stories...

Mark Feinsand says that the Yankees think the Angles are bluffing when they say they're shifting their attention from Teixeira to Sabathia.

One Yankees official didn't seem too concerned with the news of the Angels' supposed interest in Sabathia, which the Bombers believe is designed primarily to speed things up with Teixeira and his agent, Scott Boras.

"It sounds like they're trying to get a message to Teixeira," the official said. "That's the guy they really want."

However, if the Yankees do not sign Sabathia the article goes on to say that the Yankees would become more aggressive in trying to sign A.J. Burnett and Derek Lowe.

- Ken Davidoff reports that the Yankees are reluctant to raise their record-setting $140 MM offer to Sabathia even if that means he signs somewhere else.

- The L.A. Times is reporting that Scott Boras has said that he's "received a number of offers" for Mark Teixeira. But he would not mention which teams or how much the contracts were worth. The Angels are not one of those teams though.

- On the Andy Pettitte front, Davidoff mentions that a L.A. Dodgers official said it was unlikely that they would sign Pettitte.

- It's not a rumor but I felt like throwing it in here instead of creating another post for it - White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen was not upset at all to see Nick Swisher traded to the Yankees.

The White Sox manager told the Chicago Tribune in a recent Q&A that the first baseman/outfielder wasn't always the best influence in the Chicago clubhouse.

"You've got to ask the players about that," Guillen said. "To be honest with you, I was not happy with the way he was reacting at the end of the season. He wasn't helping me either."


Greg Cohen said...

Wow, I'm very surprised nobody had anything to say about these stories... Oh well I guess everyone is getting sick of waiting around for something to happen.

Anonymous said...

I just wish something would happen already, I'm getting bored of waiting.

Greg Cohen said...

I know what you mean anon.

yankspdx said...

It would be nice to see Tex sign with Angels and Peavy get traded to the Dodgers. That would eliminate what I perceive as the top bidders for CC. With Boras as Tex's agent, I have a hard time seeing this scenario happening.

Here's a wild idea: CC signs with the Mets so he can hit and get his money, the Mets trade Santana to the Yanks for a handfull of quality prospect. The Mets end up getting compensated with high level prospects for the draft picks they'll lose. The yankees get their man and thin out the glut of upper level prospects they have with no place to play on the ML roster. Melky and Kennedy would be on the top of the list along with at least one closer/reliever to replace Wagner. Veras?

Mike B. said...

Yeah, I'm bored waiting for something to happen....