Yankees have just been priced out of Jeff Keppinger and Eric Chavez. #mayanapocalypse
— Jorge Arangure (@jorgearangure) December 5, 2012
Reaction: It is true. The Yankees apparently were in on Jeff Keppinger and Eric Chavez, looking to get them to fill the black hole that has now emerged at 3B now that Alex Rodriguez is hurt. Neither of them signed: Keppinger went to the White Sox, and Chavez went to the Diamondbacks. And, let’s face it, even if you are a true seamhead, you may have trouble remembered who Jeff Keppinger even is.
So, the third choice (assuming that they even went after Keppinger and Chavez, as some say they never even made an offer to them) is… Kevin Youkilis.
How the mighty have fallen. How the mighty have fallen.
Jason Bay agrees to contract with Mariners dlvr.it/2bBSCH
— Rotoworld Baseball (@Rotoworld_BB) December 5, 2012
Reaction: Jason Bay isn’t what he used to be back during his days as the Pirates’ designated All-Star, having been worn down by age and injury, but really, the Mariners need all the help they can get and it’s just a one-year deal. Maybe if he shows flashes of his old self the Mariners will be able to flip him at the deadline for some prospects.
Strib reporting #MNTwins have offers to Saunders, Liriano (share same agency). Twins also interested in Lannan, McCarthy, Myers, others.
— Phil Mackey (@PMac21) December 5, 2012
Reaction: In other words, if you are breathing and can throw a baseball with anything resembling Major League ability, the Twins might offer you a contract. And can you blame them? The Twins had a 4.77 ERA last season, only two starters had winning records, and that was in a cavernous pitcher’s park. They need one or two starters to eat innings, protect the young arms, and possibly act as trade-bait if the Twins are out of it mid-year.