The bombers are likely done spending money this offseason.
Multiple indications suggest the Yankees have signed who they want and are now turning to the trade market to suit their future needs.
The most important need that needs to be addressed is clearly another starting pitcher.
They need a solid #2 behind Tanaka.
The Yankees have made it clear that they are interested in the White Sox best pitcher, Jose Quintana.
Quintana went 13-12 with a 3.20 ERA and 181 strikeouts over 208 frames.
The Sox have already traded Sale and Eaton, and they are looking to continue with their current fire-sale. Quintana wouldn’t cost much, in terms of dollars. He’s set to make under $10 Million the next two seasons. The hefty price could come in the form of return prospects.
The Sox like the Yankees farm, and it will be very interesting to see if the Yankees meet the high asking price of the White sox, and if so, how much will they give up?
The Nippon sensation is being called the next Babe Ruth.
His name is Shohei Otani.
Last season, in just 100 games, he hit 22 homers, had 67 RBIs and a .322 average.
Oh yeah he also pitches.. incredibly.
He went 10-4 with a 1.86 ERA in just 20 starts.
He’s just 22.
He really wants to play in the majors. His manager stated that he could be posted as soon as the end of the 2017 season.
Babe Ruth played for the Yankees and its very likely that his successor could as well.
Well thats exciting, huh?
When I heard about it, I was excited too. It’s just good to know that the Yankees are willing to spend SOME money this offseason. I mean, look, The Yankees haven’t spent a dime the past two offseasons, so now this shows the Yankees are willing to accelerate.
I’m willing to bet my bottom dollar that the Yankees won’t give Chapman exactly what he wants. 6 years and $100 million was floating around. Looking at the big picture, that may be money that is not inevitable.
Looking at Jansen, I can see the Yankees offering him something along the lines of the Melancon signing ($15.5 M Annually)
Prediction: Chapman Signs with Yankees for $82 Million over 5 Years
There have been multiple reports that indicate that the Yankees have landed free-agent Dh/OF Matt Holiday.
The deal is reportedly worth $13 Million, and is for one year.
Holiday missed 7 weeks last season, but still managed to slug 20 homers along with 62 RBIs.
He will likely bat 4th behind Gary Sanchez and In front of Starlin Castro who will be in the 5 hole.
Throughout the past 6 days, I have been hearing multiple reports that The Yankees are finalists for Encarnacion.
What started out as an 8-team pursuit in now reportedly a 3 team race.
Some officials are saying its more like a 2 team race.
The frontrunners appear to be the Astros, and the next closest appear to be the Yankees. The Yankees only dilemma appears to be the term of the contract. The Yankees freed up enough salary with the McCann trade to be able to sign Encarnacion.