November 17, 2007

Gammons: Yankees Withdraw Lowell Offer

Newsday:
With A-Rod back, the Yankees don't have any interest in signing Mike Lowell as a first baseman.
Why should that matter? Slappy wasn't going to play 1B. And wasn't it thought that Dumbo might be moved to first for the final year or two of his contract? Why would NY sign Lowell to a mega-deal also?

Ahhhhh, whatever. The Red Sox front office can't possibly be fooled by this silliness.

As of about 11:30 PM, this was posted on SoSH:
WBZ: Gammons reporting Yanks yank their offer.
WHDH: Lowell still weighing offers from the Sox and other teams.
WCVB: Yankees have 4 years 60 million deal on the table. (??)
The Chokers are apparently willing go with a Shelley Duncan/Jason Giambi platoon at 1B.

15 comments:

ish said...

Should this news be true, it sounds a lot like Lowell is running out of options. All the other teams seem to have filled their need one way or the other. The Dodgers might inquire, only because they wouldn't want to trade top prospects for Miguel Cabrera. And I guess this does mean that Cabrera would be staying put, also. We'll see.

Zenslinger said...

Yes, but the latest Extra Bases puts the Sox' 3-year offer to him at only $36-39m, not $45m as has been mentioned. More reasonable, and maybe a bit more room for the Sox to sweeten the deal?

Andy said...

High Drama

Colin said...

Whatever is going on, now would be an excellent time for the Sox and Theo to capitalize on a potential Yankee move and as zenslinger said "sweeten the deal." Hell I'll even have the Angels or someone else give him an offer...just not those MFY.

Lowell in the meantime is away at Disneyland with the fam and I say good for him. All these franchises and his agent going back and forth on prices with nothing happening can wear a guy down.

tim said...

Man, I hope Lowell just signs with the Sox and gets it over with already! I think the Sox offer is more than fair, and if he wants to go somewhere else fine. There's no point to overpaying for the guy just cause he had a kick ass 2007. Whose to say that he's going to keep it up...

Just like with Damon, if he wants to go somewhere else, the Sox will just find someone else to fill the hole. I love the guy, don't get me wrong and have nothing against him going somewhere else for a longer contract with more money, but I'm just sayin the Sox have made a reasonable offer - not drunk on the fact that he had a good year, so whatever happens happens.

"Who cares man, its not the end of the world"

redsock said...

not drunk on the fact that he had a good year

They seem a little tipsy to me, but it's only money. They can afford it.

Maybe the Doctor will surprise me and have a very solid 08 and 09.

chris said...

While I agree that his 2007 season is unsustainable, if you look at his career without 2005, it is certainly worth 3/39, in this age of big contracts. Even if his numbers drop more than expected (i.e. to 100 ops+ for 3 years), that's pretty worthwhile for the whole package, especially considering the dearth of other options.
Also, we get one more year to evaluate jed lowrie, and if the results are good, he can start platooning with mikey or even take over if mikey implodes in year 3. After that, hopefully we'll have a homegrown power bat...lars anderson, maybe.

9casey said...

Colin said...
. All these franchises and his agent going back and forth on prices with nothing happening can wear a guy down.


That's funny

9casey said...

tim said...
Just like with Damon, if he wants to go somewhere else, the Sox will just find someone else to fill the hole.


Oh yeah , who was that? Coco...

I beleive the sox are at a point where they don't fill "holes"

9casey said...

redsock said...
Maybe the Doctor will surprise me and have a very solid 08 and 09.


Solid ? would you take .290 20 90

redsock said...

would you take .290 20 90

Yes, please.

tim said...


Oh yeah , who was that? Coco...

I beleive the sox are at a point where they don't fill "holes"


Fielding is way better than noodle, shittier hitter, yes. But they found a new leadoff man as well. And as for Coco's bat - now that they have Ellsbury that problem seems to have taken care of itself... I'm sure whatever happens with Lowell, it'll work itself out in the end.

DANNDANN said...

If they offer 3/45 or 3/48 or whatever; so long as its just for 3 years I don't see how it really matters all that much...its not like they can't afford it.

Even if his bat goes south, they can still use his defence whilst they come up with a long-term replacement...so long as the contract isn't too long.

ish said...

The waiting sucks, doesn't it?

Easy to look at this off-season from the Red Sox, and other teams' point of view. First step was A-Rod landing somewhere. Once that happened, then Lowell would be next. The Red Sox can't really do anything else until Lowell either re-signs or lands someplace else. I just want him to re-sign already and get it over with, so the Sox can go look for a big fish pitcher if they'd like. Or maybe they'll stand pat. But they've got to at least re-sign a few of their other free agents.

See? Waiting blows.

Micki said...

Screw the Yankees anyhoo.
GO SOX!
I'm stoked to have Mike back for another 3 years!