Morning Bits: Jones, Garza, Hal, HOF Voting

Good morning everybody. Here are a few links on the day….

— As you know, the Yankees are to re-sign Andruw Jones to reprise his role as fourth outfielder.

— Three teams in the AL East: the Yanks, Red Sox, and Jays all have interest in Cubs’ right-hander Matt Garza.

— Bob Klapisch takes a look at how Hal Steinbrenner has been very conservative about the spending of money.

There are two factors in play here. The first has to do with Hal Steinbrenner’s desire to save money, as opposed to his father, George, who funneled most of the Yankees’ profits back into the payroll. Peel away the layers of Yankees rhetoric, and what the younger Steinbrenner wants is to make money and win championships. In that order.

— Ken Rosenthal writes an excellent piece about the influence of the Steriod Era on Hall of Fame voting, and gives his ballot.

Have a great Saturday!

About Mike D.

Mike D. is one of 2 co-founders of the Yankees Fans Unite Blog. He has been a Yankees fan for as long as he can remember, growing up in a family of huge NYY fans. His knowledge of the game comes from watching baseball his whole life, and playing third base in high school and college.

Posted on December 31, 2011, in Notes & Links. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. The more and more I think about it I’d hope the Yankees pass on garza and save the money for 2013. I’m more in favor now of just getting a year pitcher ie Oswalt or Kuroda.

  2. I hope the Yankees or the Blue Jays sign Garza. Can’t stand seeing players go to Boston.

  3. Olney just ranked hitters and pitchers for the top 10.

    Yankees were ranked 3rd for hitters and were not ranked for pitching. (no surprise)

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