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08:12 AM ET 11.04 | While requited interest is a far bigger part of the equation, one agent is pitching his clients as fit for New York. It remains to be seen how seriously Yankees GM Brian Cashman will pursue Texas Rangers free agent C.J. Wilson and Philadelphia Phillies free agent Roy Oswalt, but one thing is clear from the outset: both pitchers have interest in the Yankees. Wilson and Oswalt share the same agent, Bob Garber, who described the opening day of free agency as very busy with some "surprising" teams in play. ... "[Wilson] is one of those guys, who would fit in there very well," Garber told ESPNNewYork.com. "He would fit in most places pretty well. New York, I think he would thrive in a city like that."

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November 4, 2011  08:19 AM ET

Page one from the Agent playbook: say that the Yankees are interest. Page two: say the Phillies or Red Sox are too. In this case, there's probably some truth to it.

November 4, 2011  08:21 AM ET
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Page one from the Agent playbook: say that the Yankees are interest. Page two: say the Phillies or Red Sox are too. In this case, there's probably some truth to it.

Word! Step No. 1 to drive up the asking price. I really don't think he would make it in NY. He's a smart guy, really hard worker but his temperment is not going to make out too well there.

November 4, 2011  08:33 AM ET

I think he is taking a page out of Boras's play book, when he ran around telling everyone that A-Rod had a team that was going to pay him 30 mil a year.

As I remember A-Rod had to come crawling back to the Yanks.

November 4, 2011  09:00 AM ET
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Word! Step No. 1 to drive up the asking price. I really don't think he would make it in NY. He's a smart guy, really hard worker but his temperment is not going to make out too well there.

and add that he's a mediocre pitcher ....just what the Stinkees need....another bad contract ...I say they go for it....8years $300mil...what the hell...if he sucks we'll just release him and sign somebody else.....hahaha

November 4, 2011  09:08 AM ET
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and add that he's a mediocre pitcher ....just what the Stinkees need....another bad contract ...I say they go for it....8years $300mil...what the hell...if he sucks we'll just release him and sign somebody else.....hahaha

***they'll just release him*** <whew gotta little scary there sounded like a Stinkee fan>

November 4, 2011  09:15 AM ET

It's going to be another Pavano situation.

November 4, 2011  09:16 AM ET
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It's going to be another Pavano situation.

Only he's gonna get a lot more money than Pavano got.

November 4, 2011  09:26 AM ET

Of course his agent's going to say he'll thrive in NY. He wants to get as many teams in the mix as possible.

November 4, 2011  09:30 AM ET
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Only he's gonna get a lot more money than Pavano got.

Then he might be an A.J. Burnett

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November 4, 2011  09:52 AM ET

He's still pretty much an unproven commodity ... two years as a starter, decent, but not great stats ... and can't make a run in the playoffs ...

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November 4, 2011  10:09 AM ET
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Word! Step No. 1 to drive up the asking price. I really don't think he would make it in NY. He's a smart guy, really hard worker but his temperment is not going to make out too well there.

He'd probably end up striking somebody in the media eventually. Nothing wrong with that.

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November 4, 2011  10:12 AM ET
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Right now it is what the market can bare. And since supply is limited - demand will drive up the cost dramatically.

Doesn't really matter ... overpriced is still overpriced ...

November 4, 2011  10:13 AM ET
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There are a lot of times the media needs to be struck.

Aboslutely! Should actually be a booth at the state fair for such a thing.

November 4, 2011  10:24 AM ET
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Word! Step No. 1 to drive up the asking price. I really don't think he would make it in NY. He's a smart guy, really hard worker but his temperment is not going to make out too well there.

Actually, as a left handed #3 (behind CC and Nova), he'd be a perfect fit. Thing is, he is exactly what the Yankees need...a young, durable, lefthander to beat back those lefty Red Sox. He is a match-up dream for NY.

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November 4, 2011  10:30 AM ET

of course they have interest, the Yankees pay more than anyone else..DUH!!!!

 
November 4, 2011  10:32 AM ET
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Actually, as a left handed #3 (behind CC and Nova), he'd be a perfect fit. Thing is, he is exactly what the Yankees need...a young, durable, lefthander to beat back those lefty Red Sox. He is a match-up dream for NY.

he'll be 31 on the 18th ... and he hasn't had great success against the BoSox ....

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