John Hickey writes over at the PI that if the Yanks try to drop Giambi, they’ll be after Delgado/Sexson.
Which, to me, is fine — knock yourselves out on those guys. Particularly Sexson. The more the Yankees want to spend, the better.
The piece that really disturbed me is this:
With former Seattle general manager Pat Gillick having paid a visit last month to Delgado in Puerto Rico, the Mariners were considered the favorite to land the slugger.
I’d really hoped Gillick was spending his time in Toronto working on his resume and calling friends in baseball looking for new work, so that the team could finally move on and commit to the new team. That he’s recruiting isn’t that bad, but that he’s active and involved makes me cringe.
Or, alternately, there’s this:
The Mariners apparently are looking into the possibility of signing Jeromy Burnitz, a left-handed hitting outfielder with power.
He is left-handed, yes. And he does hit for power sometimes, sure. But he hit really badly in LA, which is a decent comp for Safeco if you want a rough estimate, he’s 35 and not a good fielder. That’s not what the M’s need.