Re: An Analysis on OFs that Sox may be interested in
posted at 10/10/2012 2:24 PM EDT
In response to MustangBri's comment:
In response to rkarp's comment:
In response to MadMc44's comment:
Watch out for the Yankees sitting on the sidelines and when everyone else is done come in and pick up Hamilton. He becomes the new high profile basher in the Bronx; they won't be able to resist. If Swisher goes and they don't resign Ichiro--you probably have $20 M to pay the new "Babe."
Granderson in LF, Gardner in CF and Hamilton in RF.
An infield of ARod, Jeter, Cano and Tex.
Martin behind the plate. DH--Ibanez, Chavez and Andru
Pretty formidable. Oh well...let's hope Ham--stays out west or goes to the NL.
I dont believe that the Yankees can field this team listed and stay under the desired figure of $189m
Yanks need to re-up Cano, Ichiro, Karoda, Swisher & Martin. No way do they snag Hamilton and still stay under $200m.
But in a way, I wish they would. Be nice seeing them stuck with Jetes, ARod & Hammy a couple/three years down the line.
Yeah, the Yankees aren't taking on another 20 million per year position player as the luxury tax penalties are very real after next year and they have to address Cano, who isn't going anywhere. It might even be difficult for them to sign Granderson after next season. Ichiro has been a great fit and he likes it there, so I'd be really surprised if they don't resign him. He won't cost them nearly what Hamilton would.
Hamilton's contract situation is very difficult to figure out and a lot of the big market teams such as the Dodgers, Red Sox, Yankees and Angels likely won't have much interest.