Daily Archives: December 10, 2011

Evening Notes: Rotation, Hughes, Darvish

Evening Notes: Rotation, Hughes, Darvish

by Matt S.

Chad Jennings of The Journal News thinks there’s a good chance that the Yankees rotation will remain unchanged next season, and that the team expects a bounce back year from Phil Hughes.

”I’ve got to keep taking a step back and recognizing that we’ve got guys in our system that are producing,” general manager Brian Cashman said. ”We’ve got a lot of depth. Can we add to it? We’d like to. But is it realistic? It’s not necessarily that realistic because for me to be able to push through something, I’m going to have to overpay to do that, and that’s a tough thing to do, especially when you’re sitting with a lot of talent, a lot of people you could slot in and [have them] do this job.”

The Yankees are sending out signals that Yu Darvish isn’t worth the investment it will take to sign him after the bid portion of his posting process ends Wednesday.

New York is rumored to be in full pursuit of Darvish, but the Yankees are speaking as if he’ll be out of their price range. General manager Brian Cashman has stated on numerous accounts that he doesn’t expect to ”spend big this offseason,” and signing Darvish would certainly go against that. On Friday, the club announced the re-signing of Freddy Garcia to a one-year deal worth $4 million.

Nakajima concedes the possiblility of not joining an organization is quite low

Hiroyuki Nakajima concedes that the ”possibility of not joining an organization is quite low,” according to Chad Jennings of The Journal News.

by Matt S.

There’s been speculation that the Yankees are looking to trade Nakajima, and that he could refuse to leave Japan, but the 29-year-old now appears to be downplaying his chances of not signing a deal. He doesn’t project to be used as anything more than a second utility infielder if he makes New York’s 25-man roster next season.

Live Chat | 12/10/11

Live Chat | 12/10/11

By Delia E.

The chat is over, but you can view a transcript of it here:

Live Chat Reminder

Live Chat Reminder

by Mike D.

Just a reminder that Delia will be having a Live Chat at 3pm today. We hope to see you there!

Morning Bits: Garcia, Darvish

Good morning all.  Welcome to the weekend.  Don’t forget to come back to the site at 3pm for a live chat with Delia on anything related to baseball.

Now on to the links….

* It’s official Yankees bring back Freddy Garcia.

* Yankees may skip on Darvish.