Peter Gammons heard about the pitch Rafael Soriano and Scott Boras made to the Yankees. It’s tasty:
If I’m Brian Cashman I come back with “we won 20 World Series without a closer at all. Of the other seven, five were won with the guy you’re now bashing by default. We’ll take our chances.”
But you gotta love the stones on Boras for coming up with this one.
Bob Nightengale reports that Adrian Gonzalez plans to play in 2019 and the Diamondbacks are “one of the teams who may have interest.”
Well, now that they’ve traded way Paul Goldschmidt I suppose they have an opening.
The Mets released Gonzalez on June 10, after he completed a 54-game tenure with a batting line of .237/.299/.373 and only six homers. No one else showed interest in the five-time All-Star after the Mets cast him off and, as such, one might have felt comfortable saying that his playing days were over. He thinks differently, however, and apparently the Dbacks are at least willing to listen. He will turn 37 in May and will almost certainly have to settle for a minor league contract, but if the man wants to play, that will not be an obstacle.