Josh Hamilton: Add the Phillies to the Josh Hamilton sweepstakes. The Phillies don’t mind paying Hamilton a boatload of money, it’s just they’re not sure how many years they’re willing to commit to him. This is coming from Buster Olney, HERE.
Torii Hunter: The Tigers appear to be the frontrunner for Hunter’s services, read HERE. They’re willing to offer Hunter a two-year deal as it appears the Yankees will only offer him a one-year contract.
Russell Martin: There are five teams, including the always dangerous mystery team, that are interested in Russell Martin. Those teams include the Red Sox, Rangers, Pirates, and Mariners, to go along with the Yankees. Read that report from Andrew Marchand HERE.
Mike Napoli: After the Red Sox showed interest in Mike Napoli (Read BLEEDING YANKEE BLUE PLAYER TRACKER #6), the Yankees have appeared to jump in the Napoli sweepstakes, according to Bob Nightengale HERE. We don’t know how interested the Yankees are, but this could be an interesting back-and-forth between the two rivals.
Cody Ross: Along with Hamilton, the Phillies are also interested in outfielder Cody Ross, read HERE.
Jeremy Affeldt: Lefty reliever Jeremy Affeldt and the Giants are close to a three-year contract that’ll pay Affeldt $18 million through the duration of the deal (read HERE) The deal is so close, it may be completed by the time this post is published.
--Jesse Schindler, BYB Lead Staff Writer
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