Saturday, November 22, 2014
THE REAL STORY BEHIND JASON GRILLI & THE YANKEES
If you read the headlines today around the Yankee blogs, or even legit publications, Jason Grilli and the Yankees are getting cozy. Well, this is how rumors start. That's not the case at all. Read the original content first... then then you'll know the true story.
The reality is, Sweeny Murti of CBS Sports floated the idea of Jason Grilli coming to the Yankees... but there's 2 things that you need to know when you read it. For 1, it's a scenario or a back up plan... for 2, DRob's a priority:
Robertson, they will be looking for another bullpen arm, even if it’s not specifically as a closer. There will be a long list of names to consider should that happen, especially once the non-tender guys hit the market next month. One name that has already been discussed by Yankee brass and likely will be again if necessary is Jason Grilli.
Gary Sheffield on a ground out in Game 1. Why is that even slightly interesting? Because Sheffield is now Grilli’s agent."
THAT'S IT. No truth to the rumor that the Yankees are interested. In fact, the Yankees are interested in bringing David Robertson back but understand he needs to check out the marketplace, read HERE, and read Cashman's quotes:
So, I ask you... you're a Yankee fan, you're smart. When did we suddenly take a leap to Grilli? Sweeny floated a backup plan. This isn't a rumor with legs ladies and gentlemen. DRob is still in the mix, let's not give him an exit so soon. Let him go through the Free Agent process... THEN, if things don't work out, we look elsewhere.
As far as I'm concerned... DRob's the priority... Grilli's the fallback. Write that down...
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