Having spent two of their marketable commodities on young pitching help, and with Giambi slated for the DH slot, the Yanks are now in the market for help at first base. Andy Philips is still in the system, but it’s a good bet the Bombers are looking for an upgrade. (Also on the agenda, a backup for Jorge and some infield help.) The free agent class, with some comments:
-Nomar: Yeah, Nomar. Probably the best option.
-Shea Hillenbrand: Dumped one attitude, why pickup another?
-The other ex-Sox: Mientkiewicz, Millar, Walker. Pass, pass, pass.
-Sean Casey: Playoff hero, but 272/323/388 line not exactly inspiring. At least he bats lefty.
-Jeff Bagwell: 39 years old, likely to stay in Houston.
-Brian Jordan: 39 ears old, and he’s no Casey.
-Phil Nevin: 35, and more of a DH?
-Eduardo Perez: 37, but at least the Unit wouldn’t have to face him.
-Craig Wilson: Been there, done that.
-John Mabry: Please, Lord, no.