Jason Heyward and Mike Leake top Jon Heyman of SI.com's list of top rookies so far in 2010. It's hard to argue with those choices, though Stephen Strasburg may steal the show in a few weeks. Here are Heyman's rumors:
- Mike Lowell upset the Red Sox brass when he told the media that he had no role on the team. Heyman says the Red Sox are not eager to release Lowell and eat his $12MM salary.
- The Yankees say they will "definitely" re-sign Derek Jeter, who hits free agency after the season. It is almost impossible to imagine Jeter playing for another club.
- Mets hitting coach Howard Johnson "appears to be in some jeopardy" of losing his job.
- One person connected to the Rockies says they are "not even close" to having enough money to afford Luis Castillo, who makes $6MM this year and the same amount next year. The Rockies are interested in adding infield depth, but it appears that the Mets would have to take on a considerable portion of Castillo's salary for a deal to go down.
In MLB 2K10, after the 2010 season, Jeter signed with the Tigers.
I found it funny.
The tigers do like overpriced shortstops. *cough*Edgar Reternia*cough*
Don’t forget, two good players for him also.
Leake and Heyward will be the final two in the RoY award, with Heyward winning. It’s science: David Justice – 1990. Rafael Furcal – 2000. Jason Heyward – 2010.
No one else would give Jeter $20 million a year over the next 4 or so years.
Instead of firing the coaches, fire Mr. Omar.
The Rockies should just go with Matsui, they’ll only have to pay about $200-$300 thousand dollars.
dude. Ike Davis and Heyward.
jaime garcia has been the best rookie thus far..not even close. 1.28 era? come on.
I would trade a month of my life to see Heyward go deep on Strasburg.
Heyman gets paid to point out the obvious.
There is only one place that I could see Jeter possibily going, and that is a .00000000000001% idea… The Dodgers. The only reason, Joe Torre. However, no way it happens(beside the fact that Jeter will never wear anything or than pinstripes), given that Furcal is still on the payroll..
“The Yankees say they will “definitely” re-sign Derek Jeter, who hits free agency after the season. It is almost impossible to imagine Jeter playing for another club.”
Really? This actually had to be pointed out? Was there anyone who actually thought Jeter had a chance to go anywhere else?