Steinbrenner Speaks: Free Agents, Igawa, and the Budget

Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner was at the GM meetings in Milwaukee on Wendesday and stopped to talk to reporters. Here is what he said via Chad Jennings of the Journal News:

  • He said wouldn’t be surprised if the Yankees did or didn’t sign a big name free agent this offseason, adding that it was too early to tell.
  • They will look to upgrade the rotation and add another lefty reliever this offseason, noting that the offense was mostly set.
  • Kei Igawa will not scare the Yankees away from putting a bid in on Yu Darvish.
  • Hal wouldn’t pin down a number for the Yankees budget. He simply said that there are areas they would like to improve and they are looking into every possibility.
  • They expect Alex Rodriguez to be back to his old self and are just happy to have CC Sabathia back, not that he went anywhere.

Not a whole lot of news from Hal who, unlike his father, can be quite bland. Have to say, I like bland much better.

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3 Responses to Steinbrenner Speaks: Free Agents, Igawa, and the Budget

  1. Bronx_Knight says:

    Very interesting comment about Darvish. I guess we can expect the Yankees at least to make a bid, assuming that his team in Japan posts him. I've warmed up to the idea of giving Darvish a try; the fact that the posting fee does not cost the Yankees luxury tax money makes it a little easier.

  2. Robert Mackenzie says:

    Yes Hank! Get Darvish!!!

  3. Joe says:

    who gives 2-farts about Kei Igawa ? why is this guy mentioned so much on this site ? enough already about Kei

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