DERREK LEE RUMORS & GOSSIP
When Mark Teixeira sustained his injury that will cause him
to miss the start of the regular season, the New York Yankees began scouring
the market for fill ins. One of those potentials, Derrek Lee, turned the
Yankees offer down and elected to remain retired, according to Tim Brown of
Derrek Lee has decided to stay retired, according to source. Has turned down...
How bad is it getting for the New York Yankees? Derrek Lee opted for retirement instead of signing a deal with the team.
The Yankees contacted the 37-year-old Lee about a position for the club. Lee, who retired after the 2011 season, considered the offer for a few days but has notified the Yankees that he has decided to stay retired.
Currently featured on the injured list for the...
The New York Yankees have turned to the free agent market in
their search for a corner infielder to help replace injured regulars Alex
Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira. The team has reached out to free agent first
baseman Derrek Lee and third baseman Scott Rolen, while it’s even contacted the
agent of former Atlanta Braves All-Star Chipper Jones.
General manager Brian...
The New York Yankees find themselves with a lack of depth at first and third base so Brian Cashman is leaving no stone unturned. Cashman’s latest targets include Chipper Jones and Derrek Lee. Cashman spoke to reporters
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In their efforts to find a replacement first baseman until Mark Teixeira comes back from injury, the Yankees have contacted retired slugger Derrek Lee about a possible return to baseball, according to David Waldstein of the New York Times. Lee is said to be interested in the situation, but no deal is in place as of yet.
Lee, 37, last played in the majors in 2011 with Baltimore and...
The Pittsburgh Pirates are still interested in Derrek Lee for first base, reports Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Lee was offered arbitration last month, but turned down that offer a week ago to pursue free agency. He is believed to be waiting for the top options on the board to sign, hoping that will improve his market. Albert Pujols signed last week with the Los Angeles Angels, which...
The Pittsburgh Pirates offered arbitration to first baseman Derrek Lee two weeks ago. He has until Wednesday to decide whether to accept or reject arbitration. If he accepts, the Pirates get him for one year at a raise over his $8.5 M compensation from the 2011 season. If he declines, the Pirates get a first round compensation pick in the 2012 draft, assuming he signs elsewhere...
The Pittsburgh Pirates have offered arbitration to free agent first baseman Derrek Lee, and have declined arbitration offers to catcher Chris Snyder and outfielder Ryan Ludwick.
If Lee accepts arbitration, the Pirates will have him under contract for the 2012 season, with his arbitration price likely being a raise over his $8.5 M total compensation in 2011. If he declines, the...
The hot stove season is upon us and we're only days away from the official start of an all-out free agent frenzy. Here's a look at nine free agent hitters that could have some sleeper value should they land in the right situation.Note: Some text is taken from my 2012 Free Agent Primer series over at The Outside Corner. Player's 2012 age in parenthesis.
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Derrek Lee is the best first baseman on the market this year outside of Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder.
In looking at the numbers for the upcoming first basemen, one thing stood out to me: Derrek Lee is good.
That’s kind of obvious if you watched what Lee did in his limited time with the Pittsburgh Pirates this year. Lee only had 101 at-bats, but hit for a .337/.398/.584 line...