Of course you do. A handful of reports from across the country brought some updates on the former Yankees and current free agents.
• Chien-Ming Wang might be close to a deal. Ken Rosenthal reports that Wang has offers on the table and is close to making a decision. Rosenthal names the Dodgers and Mets as candidates, but says they’re behind some unknown teams. Meanwhile, the Nationals are said to be “aggressively pursuing” Wang.
• An odd pitch from Scott Boras to Detroit: Johnny Damon likes the Red Wings. So maybe the Tigers are still in the mix for Damon. The Braves might also be in the mix, but it seems that the Reds are not in the mix.
• Hardly the same big name as Wang and Damon, but former Yankees lefty Chase Wright has re-signed with the Brewers.
By the way, that Detroit Free Press story about Damon includes a mention of former Tigers outfielder Marcus Thames signing with the Yankees. The note includes a quote from Brian Cashman, who said Thames will compete for a job, “against the Rule 5 pick Jamie Hoffmann and against any other players we bring to camp or who are available through the spring.”