• Yanks Interested In Piazza?

    Posted by on January 24th, 2006 · Comments (6)

    From Newsday:

    Mike Piazza has turned up on the Yankees’ radar, of all places.

    The Yankees have some interest in Piazza and will consider whether to offer the Cooperstown-bound catcher a contract, American League sources told Newsday yesterday.

    Piazza’s agent, Dan Lozano, has called Yankees general manager Brian Cashman regarding the free agent’s interest in playing for the Yankees, and Cashman did not dismiss the offer.

    On the contrary, it is expected that the Yankees soon will consider the merits of signing Piazza – primarily as a designated hitter – if they haven’t already.

    Reached yesterday by phone, Cashman, back from a rare Caribbean vacation, indicated that organizational higher-ups hadn’t yet weighed the pros and cons of the Piazza possibility. But he didn’t close the door at all.

    “We’re fairly set. Our designated hitter spot is taken by Bernie Williams and Andy Phillips. But I’ll keep an open mind,” Cashman said. “I’m always open to consider any possibility that may help the ballclub.”

    Memo to Cashman: Piazza is cooked. Didn’t you read WasWatching.com last month? Pass. Please, pass!

    Comments on Yanks Interested In Piazza?

    1. Raf
      January 24th, 2006 | 12:14 pm

      I heard the report this morning on 1010WINS… They said the Yanks had no interest in him

    2. Raf
      January 24th, 2006 | 12:16 pm

      Too quick on the draw…

      If there isn’t any inerest in him, I don’t see any reason not to take a flyer on him. If he has nothing left, cut him. Same with Frank Thomas…

    3. January 24th, 2006 | 12:32 pm

      If Piazza would take a NRI, then he wouldn’t be knocking on the Yankees door.

    4. DownFromNJ
      January 24th, 2006 | 1:48 pm

      We still need a DH. Bad.

    5. rbj
      January 24th, 2006 | 3:05 pm

      I’m not convinced that Piazza would be a good DH this coming year (only 22 days to pitchers and catchers!) Surely there’s someone who could swing a better bat and still has two working knees.

    6. Raf
      January 25th, 2006 | 9:45 am

      Maybe, but I can’t help but to think that he’d be better than Kelly Stinett…

      But would he sign for Stinett $$?

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