Baseball Toaster Bronx Banter
2004-02-03 07:35
by Alex Belth
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DrewHenson is leaving the Yankees to play football. According to Mark Hale in The New York Post:

Henson had three years and $12 million left on his six-year, $17 million pact with the Yankees, and he will reportedly forfeit all $12 million. He was due $2.2 million in 2004, $3.8 million in 2005 and $6 million in 2006.

Henson was a boffo Steinbrenner signing that went bust. I'm sure everybody involved is relieved that it's over. Like Joe Sheehan and others, David Pinto thinks the Yankees may want to take a chance on minor-leaguer Brian Myrow:

The big question continues to be how the Yankees will fill the gap at third base. As people have pointed out in the comments on this post, Brian Myrow may be the Yankees best option. He's older (seasonal age 27 in 2004), but he's a walk machine. Twenty seven is peak age for ballplayers, so if you are going to get a great year out of a career minor leaguer, this would be the year. Let him bat ninth, set the table for Soriano, and see what happens. If nothing else, the Yankees will save a few million dollars.

Myrow? Why not? What have the Yankees got to lose by giving him a shot during spring training?

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