“We offered a three-year deal and were prepared to stay engaged in the negotiations, but we were told that he had decided to go to New York as a setup guy.”
Braves general manager John Schuerholz on Kyle Farnsworth
Still no definitive word on the Farnsworth deal, though it appears that it is simply a matter of time now. Steve Lombardi points out that while Farnsworth may not be great, he won’t be horrendous either. The Bombers are still interested in Flash Gordon too. Gordon’s agent says that he’s likely to make a decision in the coming days.
As for center field, it looks as if the Yankees are sticking with their Bubba for now. According to Tyler Kepner in the Times:
“Center field is not easy to fill,” Cashman, the Yankees’ general manager, said yesterday. “That’s why I continue to say that Bubba Crosby could very well be that guy. I know he’s sitting at home somewhere saying, ‘I hope they don’t do anything.'”