George King of the Post has updates on the futures of Mike Mussina and Jason Giambi.
Arn Tellem will travel to Montoursville, Pa., shortly to find out what Mike Mussina's future holds.Mussina has made it known that returning next year will most likely balloon into a three-year commitment in order to reach 300 wins. He is currently at 270.
"I am going to see him at the end of the week," Mussina's agent said yesterday. "Nothing has been decided."
While Mussina strongly hinted to Yankee staff members and friends he was going to retire, he hasn't officially done that. And while that is the way to bet, several Yankee officials believe the 40-year-old righty will file for free agency following the World Series to keep his options open.
As for Jason Giambi Jason Giambi, another Tellem client, he would like to stay a Yankee.
"We will see what happens. He would like to stay in New York if they want him," Tellem said of Giambi, who batted .247 with 32 homers and 96 RBIs.
Mussina signed a two-year deal after a solid 2006 season and struggled in 2007 before winning 20 games this season. I'd only want him to sign a one-year deal, but I'm not sure he'd be willing to do that.
As far Giambi, he will make at least $5 million from the Yankees next season because there is no way they'll pick up his $22 million option. King suggests that Giambi could sign a one-year deal with the team if they can't sign someone like Mark Teixeira. I could live with that if it's a one-year deal. If he wants anything more, he can look to play elsewhere.