Sherman On Darvish, Buehrle, Fielder, Jones

Joel Sherman of the New York Post shares a few Yankees items and more from around baseball…

  • The Yankees have a number of concerns about Yu Darvish and team officials "sounded pessimistic about making a significant posting bid, if they submit one at all."  Given how the Yankees have been linked to Darvish for months, it's hard to believe they won't be bidding on the star pitcher, so this could well be some misdirection on the Bombers' part.
  • The Yankees were interested in Mark Buehrle but wouldn't offer the veteran more than a two-year contract.  This clearly wasn't going to get it done given the large market for Buehrle, who signed a four-year, $58MM pact with the Marlins.
  • After "canvassing executives," Sherman finds the consensus is that Prince Fielder will sign with the Cubs.  The belief is that Theo Epstein won't pass up the chance to acquire a slugger like Fielder given the lack of power hitters coming onto the market, and Epstein wants to make "a statement sign" in his first year in Chicago.
  • Andruw Jones is likely to re-sign with the Yankees but the team will see if they can address starting pitching before taking care of their backups.  Jones, for his part, plans to compete for a starting job this spring.


34 Responses to Sherman On Darvish, Buehrle, Fielder, Jones Leave a Reply

  1. Encarnacion's Parrot 4 years ago

    Well, they’ve only been linked to Darvish because the Yankees spend money like a woman at a shoe sale. Not because of public-known interest.

  2. InvalidUserID 4 years ago

    What’s with the Yankees being cheap all of a sudden? Be it trades or FAs, they need to offer something attractive to the other side be it prospects or years.

    • They’re lying. Everyone knows they’re going to make a significant bid.

      • fxx3605 4 years ago

        its because theres nothing the yankees really need aside from SP the infields covered up for now the of is fine and every bullpen can always be made better

        • InvalidUserID 4 years ago

          Well thats the thing is that it’s no secret that the Yankees need starting pitching. Really the only “sure” bet is Sabathia. If the Yankees are indeed in on Darvish, they better hope they don’t lose out like they did on Lee last year as there aren’t much options after him left with Wilson and Buehler off the board. I would have preferred Buehler over Wilson as Buehler has been nothing if not consistent. 

          The only other pitcher after Darvish is Kuroda. After Kuroda and the Yankees are better off with sticking with Burnett and hope his stuff takes over.

          • thats where your wrong, Nova looks really good and they didnt baby him like they did hughes and chamberlin so he should not fall apart come next season. as far as darvish goes im sure their biggest concern is how many innings he has pitched in his career and only being 25. hes throwin over 2000 innings already, most major league pitchers dont throw that many innings until their 10th or 11th year. and thats if they dont hit the DL for a long period of time. darvish has only been pitching for 7 years. by the time hes 30 his arm is going to start falling off and he will be worthless to anyteam. so bidding 50 to 100 million is not realistic.

          • thats where your wrong, Nova looks really good and they didnt baby him like they did hughes and chamberlin so he should not fall apart come next season. as far as darvish goes im sure their biggest concern is how many innings he has pitched in his career and only being 25. hes throwin over 2000 innings already, most major league pitchers dont throw that many innings until their 10th or 11th year. and thats if they dont hit the DL for a long period of time. darvish has only been pitching for 7 years. by the time hes 30 his arm is going to start falling off and he will be worthless to anyteam. so bidding 50 to 100 million is not realistic.

          • jjs91 4 years ago

            no secret that the Yankees need starting pitching. not only is it not a secret its one of the most overblown comments on here. 

      • MB923 4 years ago

        I’m pretty sure your Rangers are going to bid higher on Darvish than the Yankees

  3. Any deal for Fielder will be better than any for Pujols.

  4. secretsignal 4 years ago

    it’s refreshing to see all those big contracts might have finally caught up with the Yankees and Red Sox

    • Lunchbox45 4 years ago

      or both teams are set offensively. 

      • Funkhouser Jr. 4 years ago

        We’re referring to a pitcher (Darvish).  Both teams are far from set in the pitching department.

        • Lunchbox45 4 years ago

          I only said offensively.. he made no reference to darvish..

        • MB923 4 years ago

          Hey it’s not like the Cubs are either

        • and money is really not a problem for both teams. their just not whilling to put big money torward big risks. Darvish has already throwin 2000 innings by 25 yrs old. most MLB pitchers dont get that many innings until aaround their 10th year and thats if they average 200 IP a year. Buehrle didnt throw 2000 innings until the end of his 9th year and going into his 12th year has 2400 innings pitched. and hes 32.

        • and money is really not a problem for both teams. their just not whilling to put big money torward big risks. Darvish has already throwin 2000 innings by 25 yrs old. most MLB pitchers dont get that many innings until aaround their 10th year and thats if they average 200 IP a year. Buehrle didnt throw 2000 innings until the end of his 9th year and going into his 12th year has 2400 innings pitched. and hes 32.

        • MB923 4 years ago

          Not sure why you think the Yankees are far from set. They have a 5 man rotation as is (CC-Nova-Burnett-Hughes-Garcia), as well as a long reliever (Noesi). Sure it would be good for them to get another good starter, but they are actually Set with a 5 man rotation for now. Yes it could use improvement I admit though but hey as of now, the only other team that has a good rotation 1-5 in the East is the Rays.

          Red Sox have reliable pitchers but they have No back end of the rotation with Lackey and Dice-K out, and Wakefield who might not even be back.

          I think both these teams could use Roy Oswalt

          • Oswalt would be a good pick up for the yankees on a 2 or 3 year deal at 10 to 15 million with added incentives like so many innings pitched get an extra 2 million, some way to push it up to 20 million. put him behind Nova in the 3rd spot garcia and burnett at 4 an 5 use hughes in the pen as long relief. Hughes has always been good out of the pen and until he gets his velocity back let him work long relief and could be a fill in spot if a starter goes down.

          • MB923 4 years ago

            Nova would definitely be behind Oswalt. Not the other way around

    • YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

      Yanks offered Lee $150 mil last year. I’m sure they can afford to sign someone major if they felt they were worth it.

  5. jammin502 4 years ago

    One day the Cubs won’t be players for Fielder because they don’t have the cash, and the next day they are the favorite to land him …  I’ve dated women that played less games than this!

  6. Funkhouser Jr. 4 years ago

    Theo knows Prince doesn’t have a lot of suitors.  Of course he’s going to play a little game to try to keep from overpaying him.  He’s not just going to throw money at people (like the Marlins).

  7. asdf asdf 4 years ago

    the yanks shunned Wilson’s agent, hardly negotiated with Buerhle, they’re definitely in on the Darvish-sweepstakes.

  8. ScottieT 4 years ago

    Sign Prince and Oswalt and all of sudden, the Cubs are players again in the Central.

  9. I will be strong shock if the Yanks decide to by pass Yu Darvish. They don’t need anything beside starting pitcher. I would like to ask BCashman that who the heck is really he want if he pass the Yu Darvish.

  10. Also the source from Japan is saying that Yu Darvish expects 20M in annual salary. I was shock when I saw this news. It is from Yahoo Japan and I direct translate it since I understand Japanese. They were saying that MLB team are consider around 8 Million dollars per year. There is a 12 million dollar gap between Yu and MLB team. So they expected Yu will stay in Japan for 2012.

  11. Fishing Bill 4 years ago

    20 million for an unproven in the post Strausberg era now is not gonna happen. I’s say 12-15 at most, were it not for that posting fee of a rumored 40 million… so 8 to 10 million sounds fair.

  12. chee1rs 4 years ago

    good luck on this guy

  13. CARDS2011champs 4 years ago

    PEOPLE THE CUBS SUCK GET A NEW TEAM JESUS CHRIST!!!!!!!!!!!!! your just embarrising ur selfs

    • Jeff Jones 4 years ago

      Dont get used to being champs with Albert and LaRussa gone and Fielder probably gome from the Brewers the central will be wide open

  14. CARDS2011champs 4 years ago

    😀

  15. InvalidUserID 4 years ago

    LOL, must have had Bueller on my mind. Mark Buehrle.

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