Apologies to the late Tom Petty for the headline. And yes, I know I haven’t written anything in ten days or so.
But nothing has been going on, what with the holidays and all.
And I don’t want to deal or write about rumors. Where someone is going, how much $, how many years —- I want to deal with the facts and then give my opinion.
Just writing about rumors and something that may not happen is fruitless.
Some free agents did sign recently—-no, not Machado (we are still waiting on that) or Harper.
From Twitter, a great example of how Yankees’ fans are feeling right now:
But Japan’s LHP Yusei Kikuchi signed with Seattle on a 4-yr. deal. DH/OF Nelson Cruz to the Twins on a 1-yr. $14.3 MM deal.
There is a HOF tracker that has 1/3 of the votes counted. You need 75% of the writer’s vote to get in. Not 74.8 (they don’t round up) but 75% or more. So far …
Rivera 100%, Halladay 94.9, Edgar Martinez 91.2, Mussina 83.2 and Clemens a nail-biter at 75.2.
Barry Bonds 74.5, Schilling 73, Larry Walker 65.7.
Andy Pettitte is only at 8%.
And oh yeah, Sonny Gray is still a Yankee. Not dealt yet.
Nothing on Ottavino, Robertson or Britton either.
More when things DO develop.