Monday, October 29, 2012
Congratulations to the San Francisco Giants
The Giants dismiss the Tigers in a 4 game sweep. I think it was almost fitting the Triple Crown Winner and most likely MVP, watched a fastball down the middle of thee plate for a called third strike to end it. It was very A-Rod-esque.
Now the Yankees can begin the off season moves. The Yankees have about $66 million coming off the books, that number probably drops by about $10mm to $56 after the arb cases are settled.
It will be interesting to see if the Yankees make a play for the big free agents. I think Zach Greinke and obviously Josh Hamilton are the big names there. Each will be well over $100MM. If ownership is interested in getting under $184 for 2014 now is the time to start that.
Here are the key off season dates:
Free agency starts now.
In 6 days, players may sign with any team.
In 12 days, last day for players to accept arb
11/13: Manager of the Year
11/14: Cy Young
12/3-12/6 Winter Meetings
Should be an interesting offseason