No Maas has a good interview up with Yanks beat reporter Tyler Kepner. One of these days they’ll have one with Peter Abraham, and then we’ll know that the end is near. In any case, among the highlights of the interview is Kepner’s feeling that the Yanks are going to be active players in the inevitable CC Sabathia offseason bidding. On the other hand, he’s not sure where the Yanks stand on going after Mark Texeira. He’s a Boras client and a Baltimore native, and a lot of people see him landing with the Orioles (speaking of which, are they a team on the rise?) The Yanks might think the cost is too steep, and the effort futile, anyway. That leaves me with the thought that we might be seeing Jason Giambi in pinstripes next year and maybe the year after. After his showing this year, I could imagine the Yanks bringing him back at a cheaper price. My guess is that he wants to come back. So they’ll decline the rather expensive Manny-esque option, but re-sign him. In return I think he’ll go for security and demand a two to three year deal. Is that a good idea for the Yanks? I don’t know. It’s just the way I see things playing out.
So, Yanks fans, what’s your take? What should the Bombers do this off-season. Are you scared off by Sabathia’s heft? Should the Yanks go all out for Texeira? It’s never to early to think about these things.