According to published reports, Mike Piazza’s agents have contacted the Yankees. While The Daily News writes that the Bombers have no interest in the Mets’ former superstar, Brian Cashman tells Jon Heyman in Newsday:
“We’re fairly set. Our designated hitter spot is taken by Bernie Williams and Andy Phillips. But I’ll keep an open mind,” Cashman said. “I’m always open to consider any possibility that may help the ballclub.”
My co-writer Cliff Corcoran has been in favor of the Yankees’ signing Piazza for months now. You know that Met fans would hate to see Yazzie in the Bronx. I’ve always loved the guy, so I think it would be a lot of fun to see him in pinstripes, playing for Joe Torre, but I don’t think it’s likely to actually happen.
Meanwhile, the News has a little puff piece on Aaron Small.