Yankees will offer arbitration to Javier Vazquez and no one else.
This runs counter to this afternoon’s rumor that they would be offering arbitration to Kerry Wood as well. Which means I was correct after all in my thinking that they would not offer it to him.
I was wrong on the Type-A’s though, Derek Jeter, Andy Pettitte, and Mariano Rivera. But this matters so much less. None of them are going anywhere else and it just takes away an easy option for them to fall back on a big one-year deal.
It is expected that the Yankees and Vazquez’s agents already have an agreement in place for him to reject arbitration.