With New York unlikely to re-sign Granderson, general manager Brian Cashman has set his sights on star-studded outfielders Shin-Soo Choo and Carlos Beltran, according to Heyman.
According to WFAN baseball insider Jon Heyman, the Yankees are lining up meetings with the agents of several of the biggest names on the free agent market for next week’s General Managers’ meetings.
The Yankees are expected to re-sign superstar second baseman Robinson Cano this offseason. But if they don’t? There needs to be a contingency plan.
Derek Jeter’s new contract has increased the Yankees’ luxury tax payroll to $97.71 million for seven signed players next year.
The Yankees need hard-working, healthy bodies; players who can get on base, field their positions and run the bases. That’s what it will take to get this team back in contention, along with help on the pitching front.
Wouldn’t it be nice to go out like Mo and Andy? Girardi, with a fresh four-year deal, hopes Robinson Cano will factor his Yankees legacy into the equation when weighing his options in free agency.
Girardi has strong Chicago roots. He grew up in East Peoria, Illinois, attended Northwestern University and played for the Cubs from 1989-1992, and then again from 2000-2002.
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman met with Girardi on Monday and with the manager’s agent, Steve Mandell, on Wednesday.
The Yankees want Joe Girardi back — so they’d better work quickly. New York will have less than a month to hammer out a deal before the Chicago Cubs can make their move.
“He knows we’d like to have him stay and continue as manager of the New York Yankees as we move forward,” general manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday.
His 652 regular-season saves are a record, as are his 42 in the postseason. But Rivera isn’t defined by numbers.
Brian Cashman announced on Wednesday afternoon that Jeter has been placed on the disabled list and will miss the remainder of the 2013 season.
Second baseman Robinson Cano is the big fish in the looming free-agent market, and fans understandably want him back in the Bronx. So do the Yankees, though apparently not at “all costs.”
Derek Jeter went to a hospital for a precautionary CT scan on his left ankle. The Yankees said the preliminary results of the scan were negative.
Yankees broadcaster Suzyn Waldman said of the acrimonious Yankees: “This is uncharted territory.”