Have the Yankees changed their “fix-from-within” philosophy on third base?Interesting. Is Cashman pulling another "Bubba Crosby is our centerfielder" here? Possibly, but it's worth adding that last night, Jim Bowden tweeted that the Padres are leaning towards keeping Headley.
They have talked to the Padres about San Diego third baseman Chase Headley, according to a major-league source. But the source characterized the discussion as the Yankees merely checking in on Headley’s market.
“Names have not been exchanged,” the source said Saturday, although it’s always possible that talks could move forward.
Fox Sports first reported that Headley was “not out of the question” for the Yankees as a possible stopgap at third base as the broken bone in Alex Rodriguez’s left hand heals and as a potential replacement in the outfield in 2013 for Nick Swisher, who is a free agent after the season. Oakland, Philadelphia and Baltimore have also been mentioned in various media reports as possible suitors for Headley.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
From the NY Daily News: