Checking in with former Yankees

Open Thread: Winter Meetings Day Three
Rosenthal: Lee to decide on new team this weekend

Contrary to popular belief, the Yankees aren’t the only team trying to acquire players at the winter meetings. In fact, some other teams are even trying to acquire players that played for the Yanks at one time or another. Jon Lane at YESNetwork.com rounded up the latest on some former Bombers, including Johnny Damon, Hideki Matsui, Gary Sheffield, and Kerry Wood. One former Yank he did not mention is Tom Gordon, who I’ve seen in the halls in the few times. Flash lives in the area and does some broadcasting work for MLB Network Radio, but Gordon Edes says the 43 year old is trying to find a team willing to take a chance on him. He hasn’t appeared in a game since early-May 2009, so I wouldn’t hold my breath if I were him. Still kinda cool to see him hanging around though.

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Open Thread: Winter Meetings Day Three
Rosenthal: Lee to decide on new team this weekend
  • Griffey’s Grotesquely Swollen Jaw

    “Contrary to popular belief, the Yankees aren’t the only team trying to acquire players at the winter meetings.”

    Blasphemy. All your free agents are belong to us.

    on another note, the only one of the group mentioned I miss is Matsui. maybe Damon.

    • vin

      Woody was pretty good. Sheff was good but a headcase.

      • Griffey’s Grotesquely Swollen Jaw

        “Woody was pretty good.”
        that’s what she said

        and as far as missing players goes, I’m not thinking in terms of talent but just nostalgia. no nostalgia for Sheff because he bitched and moaned on his way out (as is his way). and Wood wasn’t here long enough (also what she said)

  • Gonzo

    Is this the last year for Damon or Matsui?

  • Frank

    Damon also needs to be included on the list. Apparently, he’s making his pitch to return to the RS via MLBTR.

  • http://twitter.com/JoeRo23 The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    The bullpen door opens and…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MS4_Z84-rRE (safe)

  • Matty Ice

    How about Miguel Cairo signing a 2 year deal with the Reds today