The Yankees have three players in mind: Andy Pettitte, A.J. Burnett and Mike Cameron. Any of the three deals could be completed at any time.
Today is non-tender day. In English, that means teams must decide by midnight whether to offer contracts to any players on the roster with 3-6 years of experience who are eligible for arbitration. For the Yankees, that is Brian Bruney, Xavier Nady and Chien-Ming Wang. All three will be offered arbitration.
The non-tender market is often interesting and because of the economy we could see a few useful players become free agents today. One team’s trash can often become treasure. There is some talk that the Orioles will let Daniel Cabrera go, for instance. While I don’t think the Yankees would be interested in him, some team would think they could fix him up.
It would be interesting to see Cabrera at spring training, if only because half of the Yankees (including Joe Girardi) wanted to strangle him last year for hitting them so often.