Ken Davidoff tries to answer the question of whether or not there is a Posada-Girardi rift. Short answer: no. Bill Madden and Mark Feinsand report that Omar Minaya would really, really like to land Posada.
Buster Olney reports that the Yankees and Rodriguez were not that far apart in what they were to offer vs. what he was expecting: the club was only a bit over $100 Meeleeon Dollars light.
Meanwhile, the Toledo Mud Hens are reportedly interested in ARod after Hank Steinbrenner’s query if the all-world player wanted to go into the HOF as a member of Corporal Max Klinger’s favorite 9. ht: Atheose
Bob Raissman writes about Michael Kay, who said, "Joe Torre is for Joe Torre … The graveyard of Yankees coaches is loaded with bones of coaches Joe Torre did nothing about."