Scott Boras must’ve been pleased – Yankees GM Brian Cashman met with him Wednesday night to discuss Barry Zito, among others. However, speculation is that the Yankees will not go up to the 6/96 range said to be occupied by the Rangers and possibly Mets.
The Yankees remain focused on Andy Pettitte. Other notes from George King’s column:
The Yanks did talk Richie Sexson with the Mariners, but insisted Carl Pavano be involved. Seattle said no. They’ve also got some interest in Eliezer Alfonzo of the Giants as a trade target.
One free agent on the radar is Dustin Hermanson. The White Sox declined Hermanson’s $3.5MM option, but he can probably top that if he shows good health.
Meanwhile, the Contra Costa Times says "The Giants continued to go hardest after left-hander Barry Zito, even though they believe he could command an annual salary of $20 million over five or six years." Yikes.