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Via TSN –
Free agent outfielder Jason Bay is drawing interest from his former team’s biggest rival. A source told the Boston Herald that the Yankees have contacted Bay’s representatives.
That source added that Bay is expected to make a decision about his future in the next couple of days.
The Mets, Mariners and Angels are considered the front-runners for Bay, but the Yankees’ interest in first baseman Mark Teixeira didn’t surface until just before they inked him to a deal last offseason. So, the World Series champions can’t be dismissed.
According to the Boston Herald, one team is believed to have made Bay a five-year offer. That is something the Red Sox shied away from doing because of concerns over Bay’s health (he had shoulder surgery in 2003 and knee surgery in 2007). With free agent outfielder Mike Cameron expected to finalize a two-year deal with Boston soon, Bay is unlikely to return to the Red Sox.
Personally, I would be shocked if the Yankees offer Bay a deal better than he would get from a team like the Mets (at this point). Of course, this assumes that the Mets have some money – and that could be a bad assumption.
Betcha the Yankees, if they can’t get Johnny Damon to crawl back to a low-ball offer, end up going with Melky Cabrera in left next season – or go for another cheapie like Reed Johnson. After all, according to Brian Cashman, pitching is the Yankees priority this off-season, right? (And, we’re just waiting for him to get some – outside of re-signing Andy Pettitte.)