From Jon Heyman today -
The Yankees have decided not to exercise the $17 million option on Mike Mussina. If they can’t work out an equitable alternative deal — say, for two years — they’ll have to pay him the $1.5 million buyout.
I expect the Red Sox, Mets, and Indians to all try and offer Mussina a two year deal as well. And, since Moose’s agent is Arn Tellem (who Big Stein once said was “no good”), I expect Camp Mussina to field as many offers as possible.
For all we know, the Nationals and Orioles might make a run at Mussina as well.
I would bet that Moose wants to stay in the AL, close to Montoursville (PA), and play for a team that can help him reach 280 career wins.
Prediction: Mussina will be playing his home games in Fenway Park next year.