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Saturday, November 10, 2012

BLEEDING YANKEE BLUE PLAYER TRACKER #2

BYB is going to do its best to keep everyone in the know with all the rumors, signings, and trades going around in Major League Baseball. In case you missed it, read BYB’s first player tracker piece titled BLEEDING YANKEE BLUE PLAYER TRACKER #1.


Zack Greinke: The Greinke rumors are beginning to pick up. The Texas Rangers are reportedly high on him (Who isn’t?) after offering Hamilton just a 3-year deal, read HERE. In that post, Jon Heyman notes that the Angels are still the favorite to re-sign Greinke. The Nationals could also be in on Greinke as General Manager Mike Rizzo asked “What’s not to like?” in regards to the 29-year old right hander. Read HERE for that.

Nick Swisher: Swish recently declined his qualifying offer, via Mark Feinsand HERE, which is no surprise whatsoever if you’ve been following the situation. Now the question is where will Swish end up? In that tweet, Feinsand also mentions the Rangers and Mariners as possible suitors. Jon Heyman, on the other hand, notes that the Orioles, Phillies, Giants, Braves, and Nationals are also interested. Read more right HERE.


BJ Upton: As expected, BJ Upton declined his qualifying offer he received from the Rays, read HERE. There hasn’t been too much word on where he could end up next year (He’s not expected to comeback with Tampa), but there are some rumblings that the Phillies could be a player for Upton as they’ve talked to his agent already, read HERE.


Mike Napoli: Napoli did not receive a qualifying offer from the Rangers, so it won’t cost a draft pick when someone signs him. A team that has Napoli on their radar is the Boston Red Sox. Read HERE. The Yankees could also target Napoli if Russell Martin walks, but I’m skeptical.


David Ross: Ross was eyed by the Yankees recently, per Ken Rosenthal HERE. Ross is regarded as the best backup catcher in all of baseball, and at age 35, that’s all he is: A backup.


Jason Bay: Bay and the Mets agreed to a deal to part ways, read HERE. Bay will be owed his entire $21 million salary, although some of that is deferred. The Red Sox could be a possible destination for Bay, as reportedly the 34-year old left fielder is “very interested” in rejoining the team. Read HERE for more.




--Jesse Schindler, BYB Lead Staff Writer
Follow me on Twitter @SchindlerJesse



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