Day 1 was punctuated by the late-breaking news of David Robertson's departure to Chitown. Day 2 was a lot of nothing by the Yankees, at least as far as we know from the reports. Now that D-Rob is gone, I could see them leaving the meetings with nobody new. Here's the recap of today's top stories:
- Joel Sherman is saying Chase Headley will make his decision by the end of the meetings. The Yankees have reportedly worked back into a favorable position to land him, although they have yet to officially make him an offer. That 4-year/$65 million mystery remains exactly that.
- Via Jon Heyman, lefty Francisco Liriano re-signed with the Pirates for 3 years and $39 million. He was never seriously on the Yankees' radar, but his deal sets a comparison point for Brandon McCarthy, on whom the Yankees are very much in. I wouldn't mind him for 3/33 myself.
- Via Bruce Levine, the Cubs acquired catcher Miguel Montero from the Diamondbacks for a pair of pitching prospects. I think they're going to end up with Lester when all is said and done too, and that lineup is going to be stupid good in a few years. The Cubbies are definitely on the upswing.
- One potential starter they're definitely not in on at the moment is Hiroki Kuroda. According to Bob Klapisch, the team has "no idea" whether Kuroda plans to play next year or retire. I've said this before and I can't believe I have to say it again. Just ask him!
Here's your open thread for the night to talk about whatever late-breaking stories I miss here. I'm going out to dinner and watching the SOA finale. If you can't think of anything good to comment on, why not head over and shoot our podcast team a question for the next IIATMS podcast? The plan is to record tomorrow night.