A day after it was rumored that the Yankees were interested in him, Mike Cameron has signed with the Milwaukee Brewers.
Imagine our shock, a free agent using a New York team to get the deal he wanted from another team.
There were reports that Alex Rodriguez wanted Cameron to join him with the Yankees. But while A-Rod may want a designated friend to replace Doug Mientkiewicz, the Yankees seem content with Melky Cabrera in center field.
Meanwhile, the blog had one of our operatives in Tampa today and he reports Phil Hughes, Humberto Sanchez, Andrew Brackman and Jeff Karstens were working out under the supervision of new pitching coach Dave Eiland.
Joba Chamberlain is also due in town. Nice to see so many of the young guys getting a head start. Sanchez and Brackman are coming off Tommy John surgery. Sanchez will be able to pitch at some point this season but Brackman not until 2009.
Said our operative, “Brackman looked like Manute Bol out there.”
Clear skies and mild temperatures are expected in bucolic Foxboro, Mass., tomorrow night. That’s good news as I will be in Section 131 with my brother-in-law Brian to see the mighty Patriots.
To repeat my picks for this weekend: Patriots 31, Jaguars 21; Packers 28, Seahawks 21; Giants 21, Cowboys 17; Colts 31, Chargers 14.