Notes: Bernie not the center of attention:

General manager Brian Cashman received a call Tuesday from Scott Boras, who represents Williams, but told the agent that he wasn't prepared to talk about a contract for Williams just yet.

"I told him it's for another day," Cashman said. "In the event that there's a role here for Bernie, it would be in a secondary role, not an everyday situation. How we approach that every winter, it doesn't get pushed up front. We'll deal with [bench players] after we tackle the bigger areas of the bullpen and how can we upgrade center field."

I understand how we may have handled things before, but this is a little different. Can't we multitask a bit? If Bernie wants to come back and wants to be a bench player (and be paid as a "well paid" bench player would be), let's get something done, I say.