View Full Version : Yankees going after Alou

12-05-2001, 04:19 PM
From ESPN:
According to the New York Post, Yankees officials have promised George Steinbrenner that, if they sign Alou, they will free up salary by trading David Justice no later than the end of spring training. Under this scenario, then, Steinbrenner has been convinced the Yankees could have both Jason Giambi and Alou without raising the team's payroll exorbitantly. New York is amenable to a three-year, $27 million offer to Alou, counteracting that investment in 2002 by trading Justice, who is due $7 million. The Red Sox may have the inside track to getting Alou; they are seriously considering hiring his father, Felipe Alou, as their bench coach, the Post reported. Boston is hoping to get the younger Alou to sign a three-year, $30 million deal, according to the newspaper.

duke of dorwood
12-05-2001, 10:56 PM
There apparently is no free agent the Yankmees will not send out press releases that they are interested in. Even if they aren't interested, they raise the stakes that way.

12-06-2001, 04:13 PM
If the Yankees sign Alou, then it's obvious something must be done to fix what is wrong. Let's face it, if Steinbrenner could buy the rest of the teams to lay down and lose to the Yankees every game, he would.