The economy is hurting even the Yankees. But they’re ready to spend in free agency.
From a newspaper coverage standpoint, this has been an interesting winter so far. The newly interesting Knicks, the contending Jets and the status of the Giants as perhaps the best team in the NFL has dropped baseball to the back burner. The slumping economy also has cut back on space in many papers.
I’m not sure if that’s good for the baseball-reading fan or not. But it has cut down on the “Player X likes Yankees” sort of stories that were mostly useless. This probably will start to change come Friday when FAs can sign. But for now there’s a sort of calm before the storm feel.
David Brown of Big League Stew has a funny take on what CC Sabathia might have asked Derek Jeter.