Welcome to Day Three of the Winter Meetings, which feels more like Day Two for the late-arriving Yankees. This day starts with all eyes on Albert Pujols, who seems to be close to a decision about where he’ll play next year. He’s going to get a lot of money and a lot of years from someone.
But not the Yankees.
As expected, the Yankees are staying patient. Brian Cashman said yesterday that there are pitching upgrades available on the trade market, but he’s not willing to meet the current asking prices. That didn’t stop one executive from predicting the Yankees will eventually end up with Gio Gonzalez.
For now it’s all speculation with the Yankees. Today is the last full day in Dallas, and everyone will begin to scatter quickly after tomorrow’s Rule 5 draft. If the Yankees are going to do something — anything — down here, it’s going to have to happen soon.