George King of the New York Post has a handful of Yankees rumors this morning.
- Mike Mussina’s agent, Arn Tellem, will travel to his client’s Pennsylvania home this week to talk about the pitcher’s future. The general vibe is that Moose will retire, but he may file for free agency after the World Series to keep his options open. I imagine the Yankees would like to resolve this quickly. Currently, GM Brian Cashman is not counting on Mussina.
- Tellem told King that Jason Giambi would like to stay in New York if they’ll have him. While it may not be the ideal solution, 30 home run bats are rare and it’s worth considering.
- King says the Yankees "haven’t been wild" so far about chasing Mark Teixeira. Tex hasn’t even filed for free agency yet, so there’s still plenty of time to get wild.
- The Yankees are counting on a healthy Jorge Posada behind the dish in ’09.