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A few Monday notes: Cervelli, Soriano and Berkman

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jan 07, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Just a few quick Yankees notes from today…

• Francisco Cervelli had a minor whiplash scare while playing winter ball. He was brought to Tampa for tests, but Brian Cashman told ESPNNewYork that Cervelli is fine and going back to Venezuela to finish the season.

• Bob Klapisch reports that Scott Boras asked the Yankees if they’d be interested in bringing Rafael Soriano back on a one-year deal. Klapisch says the offer was “flatly denied.” After Soriano opted out and turned down a qualifying offer, it’s hard to imagine the Yankees bringing him back unless it’s a significant discount. Cashman has said he’s not looking for additional bullpen help.

• Before Lance Berkman signed with the Rangers, the Yankees showed some interest in bringing him back to New York as a designated hitter. Two sources have told Ken Rosenthal that the Yankees made an offer. Another source says the two sides simply talked.

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30 Responses to “A few Monday notes: Cervelli, Soriano and Berkman”

  1. Nick in SF January 7th, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    Let there be Tide.

  2. Rich in NJ January 7th, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    Maybe old news, but still positive…

    http://hardballtalk.nbcsports......y/related/

    Derek Jeter expected to be ready for Opening Day

  3. Warning Track Power January 7th, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    Soriano makes me laugh

    “the devil you know is better than the devil you don’t”

    He should have taken the Yankees offer and secured a job in 2013 and possibly beyond.

  4. Rich in NJ January 7th, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Klapisch: Yankees “did think about” Hamilton, but decided “it wasn’t worth the risk, it wasn’t worth the money, it wasn’t worth the years, his health issues, his off the field issues, the Yankees just couldn’t pull the trigger.”

    No guts, no glory.

  5. theREALkevin January 7th, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    Time to remove Nick Swisher from the “Tweets from the members of the New York Yankees” section.

  6. Pat M. January 7th, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    Nick in NJ…..Just loaded up on The Irish plus 10 and plus 300.00 on the dough line. I was at Pauley for the Cal / UCLA game and UCLA is a final 4 team …Welcome back Rich.

  7. Against All Odds January 7th, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    Don’t let Blake see that if he hasn’t already

  8. tomingeorgia January 7th, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    Pat M.,
    If I had any money to play with, I’d be in on that, too.

  9. yankeefeminista January 7th, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    repost

    yankeefeminista January 7th, 2013 at 7:50 pm
    Too bad Hairston wants a multiyear deal. And love that .317 on base vs. lefties w/the .550 SLG. That is so hairy monster that Cash might go multiples…

    ***********
    Good to hear about Jeet, although he already vowed he’d be back for OD.

  10. joeman January 7th, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    hope Hairston signs on with the NYY…Ofer who can play all three OF positions and maybe fill in at a IF position

  11. joeman January 7th, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    theREALkevin January 7th, 2013 at 7:29 pm
    Time to remove Nick Swisher from the “Tweets from the members of the New York Yankees” section.

    —————————————————
    really

  12. joeman January 7th, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    trying to turn $300 into $765

  13. Chip January 7th, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Hairston would be a nice addition but my questions would be: Jonny Gomes and Cody Ross both got multi year deals for good money. Neither of those players are as good as Hairston, so why would he settle for the type of one year deals that the Yankees are offering players? And if the Yankees are willing to offer Hairston a comparable deal, why? Wouldn’t it have made more sense to offer that kind of deal to an every day player rather than a backup?

  14. blake January 7th, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    31-10 Bama….welcome to varsity football Irishmen

  15. blake January 7th, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    I actually will be pulling for Notre Dame…..but if I were betting it certainly would be on the SEC team that Nick Saban is coaching

  16. blake January 7th, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    Hairston would be ok as a platoon DH of they got Upton :)

  17. Rich in NJ January 7th, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    Thanks, Pat.

  18. blake January 7th, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    I concur that it’s nice to have you back around Rich

  19. Rich in NJ January 7th, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Thank you, blake.

  20. blake January 7th, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Hope Im wrong but I’m afraid the bludgeoning has begun

  21. Ys Guy January 7th, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    irish screwed on back to back bad calls

  22. Hassey January 7th, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Lacy runs like a young earl campbell

  23. The Return of Stoneburner January 7th, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Buster Olney ?@Buster_ESPN
    The Yankees want the draft pick/draft dollars they’ll get when Soriano signs elsewhere more than they want him back, no matter the contract.

    Nodding my head – - – - -

    Celtics too close to the Knicks at halftime – - – -

    Tide rolling – - – -

  24. Hassey January 7th, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Think joe Willie is sauced yet tonite?

  25. blake January 7th, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    I said a month ago this would be over by halftime….if may not take that long

  26. The Return of Stoneburner January 7th, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Pete Abraham ?@PeteAbe
    MLB source: #RedSox still working on signing Mike Napoli. “Hopeful” of getting it done. He initially agreed to terms on Dec. 3.

    epic – - – -

  27. Ys Guy January 7th, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    ND has almost no chance vs. bama.

    vs. bama AND the refs they have NO chance…

  28. Rich in NJ January 7th, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    The RS revised the contract they were negotiating with the player Pete Abe called Nancy Drew by playing the same game. It works fro them.

  29. The Return of Stoneburner January 7th, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    just throwing the irish around now – - – -

  30. The Return of Stoneburner January 7th, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    wow – - – -

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