From the Post:
Three years ago the odds of Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez and Nomar Garciaparra together in the Yankees’ infield were as long as a Beatles reunion.
Today, it’s moving toward even money. That’s because the Yankees are considering signing the 32-year-old Garciaparra to play first base.
While GM Brian Cashman and agent Arn Tellem refused to confirm or deny an offer has been made by the Yankees to Garciaparra, several industry sources indicated an offer has been made.
I used to say “In baseball, anything can happen, if you would have told me in 1986 that Strawberry and Gooden would play for the Yankees in the future, I would have said you were nuts.” Now, I’ll have to say, “If you would have told me in 1999 that A-Rod, Jeter and Nomar would all be playing in the Yankees infield together, I would have said you were nuts.”
Why not just sign Nomar to an incentive deal and let him D.H. – to help prevent him getting injured? Nah, it makes too much sense.