Ken Davidoff's baseball insider

Yankees, Mets, trade rumors, free agents, off-the-wall predictions and other MLB musings.

CC Sabathia, Citi Field and Tony La Russa

Greetings, everyone! Did you miss me? I missed you. It was an eventful vacation of...about 11 hours.

Nah, that's all right. The Yankees' re-signing of CC Sabathia is huge news and - permission to speak freely - makes this winter much easier to cover.

Sure, the Yankees have more work to do: Strengthen the starting rotation, find another lefty reliever and explore a trade of Nick Swisher...

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What will be Jose Reyes' free-agency narrative?

Jose Reyes cools off before the start of

(Credit: AP)

Great column by David Lennon on Jose Reyes, and how the negotiating for his new deal started (unofficially) yesterday.

Every free agency has its own narrative, if you will. A backstory. Some are simple, some are not. But there's always an explanation behind the years and dollars that make up the final contract, and it's not always something that can be anticipated until we actually arrive...

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Freddy Garcia, Carlos Beltran and Jason Bay

I went into last night's Yankees game intending to write about Mark Teixeira and his disappointing season at the plate. But after the way Freddy Garcia pitched, I wasn't about to do that. Instead, I wondered, what if the Yankees don't add a pitcher at the July 31 non-waivers trade deadline? Can this current starting rotation get the Yankees into the postseason and then to the Canyon of Heroes?

I'd...

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Jason Bay, Jose Reyes and Red Sox-Rays

At the Mets' loss to Philadelphia, David Lennon wrote about Jason Bay, who is an albatross once more.

The more you think about the damage the Mets sustained through their actions over the past few years, the more amazing their 2006 season becomes. To me, at least. That increasingly goes down as one of the flukiest seasons in recent baseball history. 

--Jose Reyes will play for the...

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