Rumor: Villone To Opt Out
Yankee left handed reliever, Ron Villone is reportedly considering opting out of his contract. According to the New York Post, "With two lefties – Sean Henn and Mike Myers, who is pitching betterlately – it’s not likely the Yankees have room for Villone in their
bullpen." Combine that with the fact that they lefty is represented by Scott Boras and that pretty much seals the deal. Boras has never met an opt out clause he didn’t like. Villone compiled a 5.04 ERA over 80+ innings last year but I have no doubt several clubs would be interested in the southpaw. If I were Villone, I’d look first to the NL to boost my stats a bit before heading into free agency again.