Rumors are swirling that second baseman Ian Kinsler is negotiating a 6-year deal with the Texas Rangers. According to Ken Ronsethal, it is for a slightly higher average annual salary than Dan Uggla’s $12.4 million per season. That would make the contract an estimated 6 years and $80 million.
The one hold up is that Kinsler is apparently worried that Cano’s deal with the Yankees will be much higher than the $14 million per year that’s on the table from the Rangers.
Cano is likely to get at least $18 million per year but, considering Yankees GM Brian Cashman’s long-standing policy of letting his players hit free-agency, Kinsler might have to wait two years to find out.
Stop asking about my velocity.
Brian Cashman’s biggest(both figuratively and literally) acquisition in quite some time, is starting to get folks in Yankeeland a little worried.
Getting beaten up by a solid Phils lineup, while still unable to get his fastball into the mid-nineties is one thing. Complaining of shoulder soreness is quite another. The 23-year old will head for an MRI today.
Pineda was already rumored to be the odd man out of Joe Girardi’s rotation when the Yanks break camp. Now, the Bombers have to be hoping that’s the least of his problems.
UPDATE: Yanks place Pineda on the 15-day DL with shoulder tendonitis.
What is that sticking out of his cast?
Yankees reliever and founder of the Over-Hyped Athlete Nickname Society, Joba Chamberlain (before Linsanity or Tebow-mania there was Joba-mania) held a press conference yesterday, stating his intention to come back and pitch this year.
Even though there is nothing wrong with Chamberlain setting that goal, there’s a good chance he’s not being honest with himself about the severity of the injury. Asked if the dislocation did in fact severe the skin, Joba denied it, only to be corrected later by Yankee GM Brian Cashman who said, “there was exposed bone and stuff like that from his heel, because the skin got compromised.”
Only time will tell, but we’re hoping he comes back healthy. Nobody deserves to lose a season just because they were playing with their kid.