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At my command, unleash money

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Nov 14, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

gladiator-movie-poster-500w.jpgFree agency is upon us. Brian Cashman said he would be sleeping. But what if he decided to watch the Jets-Patriots game and before he went to bed, called CC Sabathia and made him an offer?

Nah. That’ll happen in 12 hours or so.

Forgot to mention a few things yesterday: Hank Steinbrenner chased down an AP reporter in Tampa and issued a few thoughts. A big Manny fan a few weeks ago, Little Stein admits the Yankees aren’t going to make him an offer. “Not yet. It might be advantageous to do at some point,” he said.

Mariano Rivera finished fifth and Mike Mussina sixth in the Cy Young voting. I had a vote for that award and here’s what I submitted: Cliff Lee, Roy Halladay and Rivera. I’m not sure why some voters thought Frankie Rodriguez had a better season than Mo. Save opportunities aren’t a very revealing stat.

As for Nick Swisher, in talking to different people around the game today they all praised his competitive nature and willingness to be a good teammate. Those qualities were diminished with the White Sox last season as he didn’t much like hitting leadoff or playing center as often as he did. It was just a bad fit in Chicago and with Ozzie Guillen. Swisher is a guy who has a personality, which is something the Yankees could use. He’s also said to be friends with Sabathia, which can’t hurt.

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