One thing I didn’t allow for when I planned this trip: My sister got engaged a few months ago and is in full wedding-planning mode. That makes computer time at my parents’ house a bit tough to come by.
But, it’s finally my turn.
Buster Olney is reporting that Mark DeRosa is leaning toward accepting a two-year offer from the Giants. He’s been a popular subject around here for obvious reasons — he can it pretty well for a guy who can play just about anywhere — but I’m not sure he falls into the bargain category that Brian Cashman is supposed to be shopping for.
Justin Duchscherer is officially out of the mix, having signed back with Oakland. One year at $5.5 million seems about right to me. He could be worth much more if he regains his 2008 form, but there’s considerable risk involved. The chances of him coming to the Yankees might never have been good, but they certainly became tiny after the Javier Vazquez trade.
Also, Matt Capps is off the market, having signed with Washington. Capps was kind of the highlight of the non-tenders this winter. He’ll get a chance to close for the Nationals, which means an eight-save season isn’t out of the question!