Yankees Offseason Notes: Yankees want Ricky Nolasco??
It seemed that all everyone could talk about today was the aftermath of the Blue Jays and Marlins trade. Even MLB Network dedicated almost an entire show strictly on the trade. However, as exciting as this trade was there is still speculation and signings today. The speculations come from the Yankees. The signings? Not so much.
– A source says that the Yankees are interested in Marlins pitcher Ricky Nolasco. Nolasco has 1 year and $11.5 Million left on his Marlins contract. The Marlins confirmed that Ricky Nolasco will be the next to leave the team. If I’m the Yankees, I wouldn’t trade for Nolasco. He had one good year–and is getting paid $11 Million.
– The Yankees can put their checkbooks away: Torii Hunter is no longer a free agent. Hunter signed a two year deal with the Detroit Tigers today pending a physical which means the Yankees are now in the hunt for a right fielder since Nick Swisher leaving is all but done.
– And a tweet that I stumbled upon that I found hilarious by none other than CBS Sports writer Jon Heyman:
Red Sox talked about reyes/johnson trade w/marlins. But john henry said he had no idea “the whole team was available”
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) November 14, 2012