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-Michael Kay, August 18, 2009

Monday, January 14, 2008

Hank: There was no offer to withdraw

Apparently, the ESPN report from earlier today was incorrect.

Here are the latest Hank Steinbrenner quotes regarding the Johan Santana front from SI.com:

"It's still in the deciding process," Steinbrenner said Monday night outside Legends Field at the Yankees' spring training complex. "We're still discussing it. There's still a little talk back and forth."

"There wasn't an official offer anyway. You can't withdraw something that wasn't there," Steinbrenner said. "There was no official offer on the table at this time."
And the beat goes on.

Steinbrenner also confirmed that Joba Chamberlain will have an innings limit this season. One of the options is to use him in the bullpen in the early part of the season when they only need four starters anyway.

Steinbrenner also said that Joe Girardi and pitching coach Dave Eiland will decide how to handle the star prospect. This contradicts with what Brian Cashman said on Sunday. Cashman said that he and Girardi will work it out, yet Steinbrenner makes no mention of the general manager.

Is Cashman's authority being undermined by the new mouthpiece? Only time will tell.


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