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Brett Gardner is good, but isn’t he more valuable coming off the bench? To be honest, when he first came up I thought that he could be a decent outfielder. It turns out it doesn’t look like he can make it as an everyday player on this club.

We heard that Damon came down from his thought of a three- or four-year deal. Johnny offered to return for two years at $20 million. The Yankees countered at $14 million, and nothing happened after that. He probably wants to stay in New York, but obviously money means more to him then winning.

Supposedly, Xavier Nady’s price “is above the Yankees’ current budget.” The Yanks also don’t appear to be a primary suitor for Jermaine Dye, according to Jon Heyman. DeRosa (Giants), Holliday (Cardinals), Bay (Mets), Kearns (Indians) are all off the board. David DeJesus, Ryan Church, Scott Podsednik, Travis Buck, Reed Johnson, Jerry Hairston Jr. and Johnny Damon are still available. It just seems like the Yankees aren’t budging on this “we have a budget” idea.

Update: 1:30PM ET: MLB Trade Rumors: “Heyman believes the Yankees would not go beyond one year and $6MM to re-sign Johnny Damon.  On MLB Home Plate Boras said Damon “would just have to move forward,” while not faulting the Yankees for sticking to a budget.  Heyman suggests four alternatives for Damon: the Giants, Mariners, Braves, and Angels”

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Shelley Duncan signs with the Indians

Ken Rosenthal reports that Chien-Ming Wang’s latest check up was positive. He could throw off a mound in 6-8 weeks.

Wang keeps the door open to pinstriped return. “Sam Borden of the Journal News received word of a recent public appearance wherein Wang said “that there were no hard feelings on his side about being non-tendered.”

Now hear this: Marty Appel. “Appel spent some time with the Bookshelf discussing the work that went into Munson, as well as the behind-the-scenes process of putting together various publications for the Yankees, one of his responsibilities while with the team.”

Charlie Sheen is getting his Yankee tat removed. “The docs also show he’s in the process of having four of the tattoos removed, including an open zipper with an eyeball popping out, a Yankees tattoo, a Japanese  samurai and angel wings.”

A.J. Burnett turned 33 years-old yesterday. We wish him a belated Happy Birthday.

On December 28th, Jon Heyman tweeted that the Yankees don’t appear to be in on Jermaine Dye. He said that the Rangers, cubs, Giants, Braves and Angels were more likely suitors.

Laird brothers arrested in Phoenix. “Detroit Tigers catcher Gerald Laird and his younger brother, Yankees infield prospect Brandon Laird, were arrested following a brawl in the lounge area of Phoenix’s NBA arena, according to police.”

Teen Ramirez wins MiLBY as top starter. “At 19, Ramirez finished eighth in the league in ERA and eighth in strikeouts with 53. What set him apart was the .159 batting average-against and the fact he walked just 16 over his 61 innings. He led all pitchers who qualified in BAA and his 7.23 base-runners/9 IP ratio was also the lowest on the Rookie-level circuit.”

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Now that the Winter Meetings are over and the bulk of the major names have left the market, I think it’s time to look at what the 2010 Yankees roster might look like.

  • I think the only major position unfilled at the moment is left field, with the departure of Johnny Damon.
  • We are hearing many rumors that the Yankees are in talks with Reed Johnson and Jermaine Dye, but nothing has come of that just yet.
  • I figure the Yankees are done adding pitchers, as they just recently obtained Javier Vazquez in a trade.
  • As for the 5th spot in the rotation, I think that Hughes will take that slot and Joba will return to the bullpen. That would be the right thing to do. Who knows what plans the Yankees have for those two guys.

Rotation: Sabathia, Burnett, Pettitte, Vazquez, Hughes/Chamberlain

Bullpen: Rivera, Hughes/Chamberlain, Marte, Robertston, Aceves, Gaudin, Albaladejo

Catchers: Posada, Cervelli

Infield: Teixeira, Cano, Rodriguez, Jeter, Johnson, Pena

Outfield: Gardner, Johnson/Dye, Granderson, Swisher, Hoffmann

I would like to hear what other Yankees fans think about this. What do you guys think of my take on the roster? Am I right or wrong? What are your thoughts on the Hughes/Chamberlain discussion, and the possibility of acquiring Johnson/Dye?

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     It looks like PhilHughes is hitting up the clubs before Spring Training starts. Then the fun and games stop. I don’t take this as anything bad at all. He’s just trying to have some fun. Since when is Joaquin Phoenix a rapper? Well…he is retiring form the acting business and now he wants to become a rapper. Haha.

 from the Las Vegas Review Journal:

Actor-turned-musician Joaquin Phoenix, performing three hip hop/rap songs at Lavo (Palazzo) on Friday. Earlier, he ran into the Miss America delegation near The Palazzo waterfall and playfully engaged them. He flirted, tried on their tiaras and sashes and sang to them. … Phil Hughes of the New York Yankees and Jermaine Dye of the Chicago White Sox, in separate parties at LAX nightclub (Luxor) on Friday. Also in the VIP area: Miss Ethiopia Kidan Tesfahun.

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