It’s Jan. 2 and baseball is back in business after a break for the holidays. What does this mean for the Yankees? Probably not a whole lot.
There are no indications that the Yankees will suddenly get back into the mix for Johan Santana. It’s more an issue of the contract extension that he would demand than parting with prospects. The Yankees aren’t eager to invest $120 million in a pitcher.
Brian Cashman did sign Doug Mientkiewicz on Jan. 5 last season. It wouldn’t be much of a surprise if he signed another infielder sometime this month, although probably not a first baseman.
At some point this month, we’ll get the list of assorted suspects, prospects, no-hopers and fringe players who were invited to spring training.
The Yankees also need to come to terms with Wilson Betemit, Brian Bruney, Robbie Cano and Chien-Ming Wang.
Beyond that, it could me a quiet month. We’ll be filling the gaps with guest posts from fellow bloggers (that starts Friday), so stay tuned.
If you’re just getting back too your computer, check out the last week of December. Especially our 2008 predictions.