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Heyman on the Yankees outfield and bullpen

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jan 04, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Two Yankees notes from Sports Illustrated’s Jon Heyman:

The Yankees are considering outfielder Andruw Jones
Makes sense given the Yankees need and the current free agent market. The Yankees need a right-handed hitter (which makes Johnny Damon, Scott Podsednik, Fred Lewis, etc. bad fits) and they’d like someone who can legitimately play the outfielder corners (which makes Marcus Thames and Manny Ramirez bad fits). That leaves a fairly limited group, and Jones is one of the better and more reliable options.

The Yankees could turn to Rafael Soriano if Andy Pettitte retires
This feels like a rumor we’ve heard and unheard 20 times this winter. No doubt the Yankees have money to spend (even if Pettitte comes back they still have money to spend). The question is whether it’s worth committing big money and losing a draft pick to sign a setup man. In most cases I’d say 100 percent, absolutely not. But let’s face it, Soriano would not be a typical eighth-inning guy.

Associated Press photo of Jones




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