Thursday, January 4, 2018

Could the Quiet Market lead to one more Big Move for the Yankees ?


The market has been extremely slow this offseason. The baseball world perhaps is still in shock over the Yankees mega move to land Giancarlo Stanton.

The Yankees have $19 million left to spend this offseason without going over the luxury tax threshold. The Yankees have a need at third base and some may say need one more starting pitcher. They still may look to upgrade at the backup catcher position. It's possible the Yankees go with what they have in the starting rotation and with rookies at both second and third base.

If the market stays the way it is it's possible that the Yankees have a reunion with Todd Frazier to play third base. It's also possible the Yankees can get Mike Moustakas on a one year deal. The Yankees have options at third base. They can let Ronald Torreyes and Miguel Andujar battle for the job. They could try and ink a free agent or make another trade. Whatever the Yankees do at third base I think the Yankees will leave the door open for Manny Machado in 2019 or Nolan Arenado in 2020.

The Yankees can also go after Yu Darvish. I don't think it's likely they sign him and many fans are against signing him. It's a risky signing but the Yu Darvish demise is over stated. Darvish struggled in the playoffs however he had a strong 2017 season. If the Yankees can sign Darvish to a deal that suits them and allows them to stay under the threshold it's a possibility.

The Yankees will likely stay away from Darvish but a slow market may lead to one more big and surprising move for the Yankees.

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