The Mahay Market

UPDATE, 12-5-07 at 5:25pm: The Braves will at least have a discussion with Mahay as a courtesy.  They won’t sign him unless his price comes down.’s Mark Bowman says the Yankees are the frontrunner, in contrast to Sherman’s note below.

UPDATE, 12-5-07 at 9:45am: Joel Sherman says the Yankees don’t like the price for Mahay and are considering alternatives such as Damaso Marte or John Grabow.

FROM 12-5-07 at 7:55am:

According to Marc Lancaster, the Rays are "firmly in the mix" for popular 36 year-old lefty reliever Ron Mahay.  Four other teams are involved – the Yankees, Royals, Giants, and Astros.

I still haven’t heard San Francisco’s rationale to entertaining a three-year, $12MM pact for a 36 year-old reliever.  The Royals being in the mix is a tad perplexing as well.

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