Those talks have been moving slowly since last week, but it appears they’re really trying to close the deal soon.
You might be wondering why Brian Cashman doesn’t just outbid the Giants for DeRosa. If you are, you should know the Yankees are reportedly looking to avoid a big increase in payroll, as they currently stand at approximately $200 million for 2010.
Also, Heyman attempted to minimize the talk about the Yankees’ interest in Jermaine Dye by tweeting other teams have more interest. I don’t think his poor defense belongs in the Yankees outfield anyway. Jeremy Reed sounds like a cheaper and better option to me.