These are strange times, baseball fans. As the Boston Red Sox and the Philadelphia Phillies took the baseball world by storm this winter, the New York Yankees were strangely quiet. Not only did the Yankees fail to make a big splash in the free agent market, but after a highly public and contentious contract negotiation with Derek Jeter, and Andy Pettitte's sudden retirement, the Yankees went positively backwards this offseason.
Now, with pitchers and catchers reporting to Spring Training this week (can I "getta" Amen!) the Yankees suddenly look to be in some big trouble. Indeed, the hot talk of the past weekend has been the possibility that C.C. Sabathia might actually opt-out of his contract after the 2011 season in order to test the free agent waters!
What has become of the New York Yankees?
Truth be told, Sabathia might not be the only guy making a move soon. Let's take a look at 25 pitchers who might hit the open market after the 2011 baseball season.