Look at all these rumors, running me everyday…Did you hear that one about Cashman? Some say he's much too loose (with money of course!)
Anyway, that's my shot at humor for the day. On a serious note, I wanted to touch base on a few Yankees rumors that are swirling or have swirled over the past few days and get your thoughts. While I certainly hate how cold it is here in New Jersey, this time of year becomes tolerable simply because of all the rumors and baseball chatter.
- According to Mike over at RAB, the Yankees are trying to set up a private workout with Aroldis Chapman. Not sure if the thought has changed, but most scouts see this as a long term move, not a solution for the opening day rotation or maybe even 2010.
- According to MLB Trade Rumors, George King and Jayson Stark, the Yankees are interested in bringing Nick Johnson back to New York. Johnson would fit in nicely in this Yankees lineup, but the main concerns here are his health and the lack of position flexibility he provides the Yankees roster. The popular school of thought here is that if Johnson is brought in it will signal the end of the Johnny Damon era in New York.
- Then there's the Ben Sheets rumor from a few days ago. I know I am hoping this one is true, but that could be due to the huge man crush I have had on this guy for years.
In addition, the Yankees are also being linked to Kelvim Escobar, Matt Capps and Joel Pineiro. Use this thread as your place to talk about all the Yankees rumors you've heard and even the ones you'd like to hear.