Wednesday, December 7, 2016


(Oct. 9, 2016 - Source: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images North America)
It's been 24 hours since the Yankees have made their offers to both Aroldis Chapman and Kenley Jansen.  Rumor has it the Yankee offer to Chapman is in the range of 5 years and $92 million.  No idea if that's true or not... just putting it out there.  I do know this; Chapman wants 6 years, and so, if that offer is true, maybe that's the Yankees saying "5 years will get you alittle more than $80 million with us!"

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Whatever man... I just want a deal with Chapman.

Now, the Yanks are trying to protect themselves just in case Chapman and Jansen dart elsewhere. You all know about David Robertson and them sniffing around Chicago for him.

(July 23, 2016 - Source: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images North America)
Read THE BACK-UP TO THE BACK-UP CLOSER PLAN for more on that. But now there's another closer whose name being floated.  It's Sergio Romo.

John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle just tweeted this about Romo and the Yanks:
Now obviously this is just a precaution in case our top guns don't come to the Bronx, but in the grand scheme of things, if Hal Steinbrenner is serious about strengthening our pen, this isn't a bad back-up to a back-up to a back-up plan.

(Oct. 9, 2016 - Source: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images North America)
The Score writes of Romo:

"Romo was limited to only 40 games in 2016, but was one of the few bright spots (2.64 ERA) in an otherwise dreadful Giants bullpen that led the league in blown saves."

You gotta wonder if the Yanks pull the trigger on guys like Robertson and Romo quickly if, God forbid, things fall apart with Jansen and / or Chapman.

And so... we continue to wait.

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