The Buzz: ‘Zero’ chance for Holliday

Johnson 12:29.pngA Yankee official told the NY Daily News that there is “Zero” chance of them signing Matt Holliday or Jason Bay.

“No chance on Matt Holliday, no chance on Jason Bay,” the official said. “Zero. None. Underline it.”

The newspaper also said that the Yankees are looking to guys like Jerry Hairston Jr. or Reed Johnson to fill the void in left field, while still considering the idea of Gardner as the full time left fielder.

The Yankees are clearly not inspired by this years free agents and are likely to make a splash in next years market, maybe by pursuing Carl Crawford, says the Daily News.

To me this is a big mistake. Holliday is a great, great player and there is no reason to wait out for a worse player in Crawford who is also likely to seek a long term deal. Holliday has said he wants to play in New York, so there is a good chance they can get him cheaper than what he seems to want.

As for Hairston and Reed, do they really think these guys can make a difference? Are the Yankees really considering defending their 27th title by putting Hairston, Johnson, or Gardner as their everyday left fielder? Big mistake.

I still don’t know about this. It surprises me that the Yankees are prepared to have that weak of a left fielder. I would still be very surprised if the Yankees don’t target some kind of big time left fielder. I don’t care what the official said, I’m still not convinced.


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  1. yankeeholics

    I think it was very rude of you to use information the I gave you without even acknowledging my contribution. That’s not right; the least you could do is thank me. When you have a source, you should cite it.

  2. bklyntrolleyblogger

    Now now…work that out like gentlemen.

    oh yea…Holliday. The last time the Yankees said they were prepared to go with somebody, in those terms, was with Bubba Crosby. They were so secure with that prospect, they went out and signed Johnny Damon, you know, just in case. When Sheff got hurt and was DL’d, they called up his replacement from AAAPhiladelphiaPhillies, Bobby Abreu. Last year when the Bomber$ assured baseball they were through spending money for the winter, they made that last minute, out-the-door purchase, you know – Mark Teixeira. If I’m Gardner or anyone else currently in the LF mix, I’m not buying that house in Westchester yet. When the Yanks say they’re prepared with someone, it means until the can get someone better. : o

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