So will Kevin Youkilis accept the Yankees one-year, $12 mi offer, or the Cleveland Indians’ bid for a two-year, $18 mil deal? In addition to the extra season, the Cincinnati-born ballplayer would have a chance to play before the home-state fans.
Michael Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser debated this on yesterday’s Pardon the Interruption, with Wilbon coming down against the Yankees idea since Youkilis had a poor 2012 campaign. Although he did note that the last time New York signed a former Red Sox player — Johnny Damon — things worked out pretty well.
At least one blogger points out that the Yankees haven’t had a Jewish player since Ken Holtzman in the 1970s. That strikes me as amazing.