Thursday, January 31, 2008

The Daily Yankeeland

Depending on how who you believe the Yankees either turned down a soft, last minute offer for Johan Santana or an absurd one. Bob Klapisch of the Bergen Record says it was Ian Kennedy, Jeffrey Marquez and a prospect. Joel Sherman of the NY Post says the Twins said you can take Hughes out if you substitute Kennedy AND Chien-Ming Wang. We think Sherman's take sounds a lot more plausible.

Hank Steinbrenner, meanwhile, declined to say if the Yankees tried to top the Mets' offer, but did give the Mets a thumbs up- "I think the Twins did what they needed to do and I think the Mets made a good deal." Source

Derek Jeter's new G2, Gatorade's low calorie sports drink, ad will premiere during Super Bowl LXII this Sunday.

Roger Clemens was back on the mound yesterday, throwing batting practice to some Houston Astros prospects. He obviously had no comment to anyone on the steroid situation.

A Florida judge has ruled that Jim Leyritz must take daily breath tests while he awaits trial on DUI charges. Judge Marc Gold ruled that Leyritz must stay away from alcohol and drugs, and must be blow into a breathalyzer 3 times daily. The ruling came after Leyritz pleaded "not guilty" of DUI and vehicular homicide. Source

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