The latest hot stove rumor circulating is that the New York Yankees have inquired about slugging outfielder Josh Hamilton.
USA Today Bob Nightengale reported the news via twitter but who knows if this was purely to generate attention as the source, an American League general manager, of course was anonymous.
The #Yankees, but not GM Brian Cashman, quietly running background check on Josh Hamilton, rival GM says— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) December 7, 2012
Nightengale clearly states that the Yankees budget plans of having payroll at $189 million by 2014 remains in tact, so how signing Hamilton would fit the bill makes no sense. That is unless the Yankees front office woke-up and realized that they promised fans that a championship caliber team would be on the field come 2013 Opening Day.
IT’S ALL ABOUT THE BENJAMINS:
Well just yesterday Joel Sherman of the NY Post described the Yankees front office as, “an organization incredibly touchy to the current tidal wave of criticism.” ...