Originally Posted by MechanicalBull
From what I hear the Yanks will be making a pretty high bid for him because of how they got killed in the playoffs. Supposedly this guy is the real deal but we'll have to see if he ends up like Ichiro and Hideki Matsui or Kaz Matsui and Irabu.
I expect the Yankees to sign one, if not two, out of Zito, Matsuzaka, and Schmidt. The only thing that will keep them from signing two of the three is the Mets and/or Red Sox stepping up with some big money while one of the three players makes his decision on non-money factors (Schmidt to Seattle, his hometown area).