Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Mark Buehrle Is Blowing Up The Rumor Mill

And I really don't understand why.  Joel Sherman says this:

"These Yankees are more self-confident in their overall team and farm system and, therefore, not as overzealous in its pursuit of pitching.

That is why the Yankees probably will not end up with C.J. Wilson or Yu Darvish, though they left those October scouting meetings with that duo atop their free-agent board (non-CC division). Both are, for example, listed above Mark Buehrle; yet Buehrle stands a better chance of becoming a Yankee because he fits certain criteria, including less financial risk than Wilson or Darvish."

And Buster Olney says this:

"Yankees did due diligence today and talked to Mark Buehrle's agent, but it's still highly unlikely they take a serious run at him."

Boys, boys, boys.  Can you pump the brakes for a second?  Did you not listen to Cash last week?  It's a slow process.  He's still in the infant stages of said process, reaching out to everybody.  It's still WAAAAAAAAAAYYYYY to early to try to predict who the Yankees will and won't target.  And honestly, they're going to target everybody, or at least make it seem like they're targeting everybody.  It's what Cash does.  Just let him do his thing.  And certainly don't waste valuable Twitter space talking about Mark Buehrle.  He's like the rice pudding of the FA pitcher buffet.  Sure, you wouldn't mind having some and you'll probably enjoy it if it's on your plate, but you aren't making a beeline to it at Ponderosa.

P.S.- I don't know where I stand on Buehrle.  I feel like he should be ranked right above Freddy as a last resort.

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