Well, of course he is. Who wouldn't want to be with the Yankees when your best years are behind you and some team is willing to pay $2.5 million, that's if he gets called up and with the age of the Yankee staff, that is a given.
## Kyle Lohse has signed with the Milwaukee Brewers. Because there is the loss of a draft pick for any team that signed him, he will receive 'only' $9 million.
What say we all get together and send him a few bucks to help out. Remember that his agent, Scott Boras receives a portion of that money.
## Speaking of Boras, he says the new free agent rules are "corrupt." He should know. "...you know we have something corrupt in the major league process," Boras told FoxSports.com on Monday. "You cannot have that in the major league system, because it's not rewarding performance."
It's not rewarding the agents either, which may also have been on Boras' mind.
## Jeter is being reevaluated today.
I didn't want you to miss any late breaking bulletins on his health. He has more people treating him than the President, but then, Derek had a better year.
## Who are the darlings of the college basketball right now? Of course, it's the Eagles of Florida Gulf Coast. The university is quite new, classes started in 1997, and this is the first year they've ever been in the NCAA tournament.
Do you wonder how they got there this quickly? As we all know, college basketball is all about recruiting, and their coach, Andy Enfield has obviously done a great job. Think this may have something to do with it? This is Coach Endfield's wife, former supermodel Amanda Marcum. Now that's what I call a recruiting tool.
## The Yankees have picked up Vernon Wells from the Angels. The Angels are paying most of Wells' salary so NY will only be paying him $9 million per year for two years.
With this austerity program going on, how were they able to do this? Well, it turns out that because Mark Teixeira got hurt working out with the USA WBC team the WBC insurance is picking up about $8 million of Tex's salary. Pretty sad when the Yankees have to rely on insurance to pay their players.
## Speaking of money, the figures are out for average ticket prices for this year. Whose average price is the highest? Nope, it's the Red Sox at $119. The Yanks are 4th at $100.
Before you Yankee fans get too excited, keep in mind that NY has about 50,000 seats to sell, while Fenway can only seat 34,000. You can still get a seat in Yankee Stadium for $5, but you can only see about four of the players on the field.
All of the stadiums have something called "Premium Games," which means, obviously, "Premium Prices." The most expensive game in the majors this season is the 9/26 game at Yankee stadium against the Tampa Bay Rays. The average ticket is a whopping $412.
***THEY SAID IT***
"I don't like to criticize refs, but they called the Creighton-Duke game pretty close. After the game ended, a Creighton player slapped a Duke player on the rump and referees awarded the Duke player two free throws." -- Brad Dickson
"UCLA fired Ben Howland after they lost to Minnesota. Minnesota fired Tubby Smith after they lost to Florida. This does not bode well for the losing coach in the Florida-University of Florida Gulf Coast game." -- Janice Hough
"The Chicago Cubs reportedly may add a mascot that represents the Cubbies' tradition. Possible names include Hindenburg, Titanic and Exxon Valdez." -- RJ Currie
"The Orioles refused to move their Sept. 5 home game, so the Super Bowl champion Ravens can't play a Thursday night home opener. Hey, it's bird-eat-bird out there in Baltimore." -- Dwight Perry
"The odds of filling out a perfect NCAA Tournament bracket: 9,223,372,036,854,775,808 to 1. Speaking of those odds, the Chicago Cubs are in the middle of spring training." -- Brad Dickson
" Harvard was knocked out of the NCAA tournament in the second round. But don’t kid yourself. This Harvard basketball team went somewhere no other team has gone: to class." -- Jay Leno