Nady too pricey for New York?
Yesterday, I wrote about Xavier Nady as a possible left field option for the Yankees, though I also emphasized that the health of his surgically repaired arm is likely an issue. Today, however, Bryan Hoch actually states that the principal problem the Yankees have with Nady is not his recent Tommy John surgery, rather, it’s his current asking price.
“General manager Brian Cashman said on Monday that Nady’s price is above the Yankees’ current budget,” says Hoch, “which explains why they have not been seriously linked to him while some other clubs have.” Remarkable, right? Nady’s price can definitely fall as January nears, but as we watch the Yankees pass on Mark DeRosa ($6 million per) and decry the costs of both Xavier Nady and Johnny Damon, it is clear that the front office is only willing to spend a very small amount to address left field (that is, of course, if the team is actually being truthful about its plans).
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