The New York Yankees are considering adding a left-handed bat, and one of the three most prominent remaining free agents -- Raul Ibanez, Johnny Damon or Hideki Matsui -- could be on the team within a week, according to a major league source.
Large sums of money were spent this winter, with the bulk of it thrown at Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder and Jose Reyes. But Buster Olney writes that good value was available in under-the-radar deals. Here are the top 10 from the offseason.
Each year there is voting, and every year feelings are hurt, explanations are made, heads are scratched, tears are shed and, at the end of the day, the custodians are there to clean up the mess, wipe away the trash and make things clean.
Last year this week, the San Francisco Giants dropped $3 million on Aubrey Huff, a flyer who became more important than anyone not named Buster Posey in the offense they won a title with. This year, more teams wade into the bargain bin.
When Johnny Damon left Boston for the Yankees, it was seen by many Red Sox fans as the ultimate betrayal. But if the team wants him back, Damon should consider it an opportunity on multiple levels, writes Buster Olney.
Buster checks in with Doug Brocail, who recently decided to walk away from baseball. What he gathers are a mix of funny stories and odd occurrences from nearly two decades in the majors. Also some notes on Johnny Damon and other free agents.