Found November 16, 2011 on
New York Yankees
The New York Yankees' search for starting pitching entered a new phase Tuesday, as general manager Brian Cashman met with the agent for free-agent pitchers C.J. Wilson and Roy Oswalt, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.
Wilson is the top free agent pitcher on the market, and Oswalt is a reliable fallback option. Cashman and agent Bob Garber sat down to discuss the two pitchers Tuesday at the general manager's meetings in Milwaukee, though Cashman said the talks were preliminary and he has not made an offer.
In fact, Cashman said he has not made an offer on any free agents so far this winter, though he has been actively involved in trade talks, as he tries to find ways to bolster his thin rotation.
"I've had conversations, I've had some back and forth on trade stuff," he said, though he maintained that nothing was close.
Teams have called to ask about Nick Swisher, A.J. Burnett and others, Cashman said.
"Oh, yeah. I have teams calling...
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C.J. Wilson is considered the top available pitcher in free agency and the lefthander is seeking a megadeal.
SI.com reported that Wilson wants a six-year deal with a price tag close to $120 million.
At least five teams have expressed serious interest in Wilson, including the Texas Rangers, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Angels and Florida Marlins.
Wilson, who will...
According to Jon Heyman at SI tweeted that the New York Yankees have signed 31-year old, lefty reliever Mike O’Connorto what my
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guess is a minor league deal.
O’Connor pitched 6.2 innings for the New York Mets last season, where he gave-up five hits, two earned runs, three walks and struck out eight batters. Before that O’Connor had not seen...
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has confirmed that he recently met with Bob Garber, who happens to be the agent for both C.J. Wilson and Roy Oswalt.
Rangers assistant general manager Thad Levine confirmed that he met with free-agent pitcher C.J. Wilson's agent, Bob Garber, on Tuesday night in Milwaukee.
From Marc Carig:Pleased with what he described as general manager Brian Cashman’s “aggressiveness,” C.J. Wilson’s representative said today the Yankees have extended an invitation to visit New York, where he would meet with some of the team’s top decision-makers.
Wilson’s agent Bob Garber, who met with Cashman at the general managers’ meetings, refused to divulge...
MILWAUKEE – The Pfister lobby became Bizarro World today.
Reporters chased after Oakland general manager Billy Beane, and several were staking out Miami owner Jeffrey Loria.
No clamor for the Yankees? Or the Red Sox?
Beane was a target of the Japanese media needing its daily fix on Hideki Matsui’s future. Loria is Steinbrenner Lite, bidding on top free agents Albert Pujols...
Brian Cashman met with Bob Garber, the agent for C.J. Wilson and Roy Oswalt, in Milwaukee today, the Yankees GM confirmed. Garber didn't divulge whether the two sides exchanged figures for either pitcher, but told Marc Carig of the Star-Ledger that the Yanks invited Wilson to New York to meet with the team's decision-makers, including Hal Steinbrenner and director of pro...
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has done his first lap around the available high-end starting pitchers and, well, he is hoping the prices drop in time for Christmas.“I’d like to do something, but I am not going to do something at the current costs,” Cashman said.If you...