Teams have until midnight until offer arbitration and the Yankees could take all of that time. Word out of the Bronx is that we’ll get the official news “this evening.”
The slow market seems to be causing some consternation. Bobby Abreu, for instance, doesn’t have any offers in hand. Might he accept a one-year offer from the Yankees?
Abreu made $16 million last season and performed well enough to merit a raise from an arbitration panel. Is $17 million in hand better than not knowing for certain you can get more? So the Yankees have to be judicious in deciding who they offer arbitration to because they might just accept it.
Are the draft picks and salary relief worth more than having Abreu back for a year? That’s the question Brian Cashman has to answer.
As soon as we have those answers, we’ll let you know.
Meanwhile, I’m headed to the office to pick up my new iPhone. There’s a Word Press application for blogs, so I’ll be able to post updates from the clubhouse, the field, etc. It should really help the process.