A Bernie-less Yankee Team In '07?
Bernie Williams was in Connecticut last night, where he played his guitar, something he does SO well, at a church gathering. Of course, there was a contingent of reporters there, and Bernie had a few words with them. This from The Big Apple Times.....
"Meeting with reporters before the concert, Williams said he would not accept the team’s current offer to come to spring training as a long shot on a minor league contract and perhaps play himself onto the roster if another player got hurt.
Instead, Williams said, he would maintain a waiting game of sorts by staying home, staying in shape, spurning offers of guaranteed contracts from other teams and waiting for the Yankees to change their minds and offer him a guaranteed spot on the roster. He spoke in his usual calm demeanor.
“I think if they wanted me, they would have signed me already,” said Williams, who has spent 16 seasons with the Yankees, the only team he has played for. “The option to go to spring training and see what happened — I don’t think at this moment it is something I want to consider.”
Peter here, and this is not a huge surprise given that the Yankees have four solid guys to play the outfield. But it will be strange, much like it will be strange to gaze out towards the Pesky Pole at Fenway Park and not see familiar number 7 in all his glory ready to catch anything humanly possible. Time flies, I guess.
The entire article can be accessed by clicking on the title, and I'll be back a little later with something Soxy.