Saturday, November 17, 2007

Lowell Not Going to New York

Peter Gammons reported last night that Mike Lowell will NOT be going to the Yankees, as with their signing of Alex Rodriguez about to happen, they will go with the combination of Jason Giambi, Andy Phillips and Shelley Duncan at first.

The whole Lowell-to-play-first-for-New York jazz was just a cheap Yankees ploy to get the Red Sox to up their offer to Lowell. The Yankees have a crowded lineup already and adding Lowell simply made no logical sense.There doesn't appear to be anything new on him re-signing with the Sox, and if there is, Red Sox brass are being very tight lipped about it. Their original 3-year, $39 million offer is still in play. No other team that has been rumored to be interested in Lowell is confirming that interest. Rumors about the Dodgers being interested if they can't land Miguel Cabrera have once again surfaced, but it doesn't appear they have contacted Lowell or his agents.

Hard to say when Lowell will make his decision. I wouldn't be surprised if he waits until the Winter Meetings, which won't happen for another couple of weeks.

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