The Yankees officially have a new face. I know Derek Jeter is still here — and this is certainly not any disrespect to The Yankee Captain. But the reality is that there are only two players signed for more than four years and they are Jacoby Ellsbury and Brian McCann.
Hours after losing free agent second baseman Robinson Cano to the Seattle Mariners, the Yankees jumped right back up on the horse, agreeing to terms with veteran outfielder Carlos Beltran on a three-year, $45 million contract.
When a player says he’s about the money, he’s usually about the Yankees. Except Robinson Cano, who will find himself most sleepless in Seattle.
The Yankees have reportedly re-signed starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda to a one-year deal worth $16 million.
The Bombers made the move official on Dec. 3, and the seven-time All-Star met the media at a press conference on Thursday at Yankee Stadium.
While teams weigh demands from free agents and the market continues to play itself out, the Yankees lay in wait. It appears they have not yet begun to spend.
According to a report, the Yankees have Carlos Beltran tunnel vision right now. With catcher Brian McCann in the fold, the Bombers have put the full-court press on the veteran outfielder.
When the Yanks jump into the talent pool, they generally cannonball in. The Mets dip their toe in the water, and wade in gingerly, trying not to get hit with the droplets other swimmers kick up.
Did the Yankees overpay for catcher Brian McCann? Sure, but they had a hole to fill and they moved quickly.
According to WFAN baseball insider Jon Heyman, the Yankees are close to wrapping up a five-year, $85 million deal with catcher Brian McCann. Deal would include an option year and full no-trade clause.
The warnings of a possible spending free-for-all started coming last week and now the Yankees are fully engaged with the agents for several of the top free agents on the market, WFAN baseball insider Jon Heyman reported Wednesday.
The Yankees could end up being the only team bidding to sign free-agent second baseman Robinson Cano, according to a report.
Robinson Cano, Jacoby Ellsbury, Shin-Soo Choo and Brian McCann are among the players seeking to cash in from a free-agent class lacking any ace starting pitchers.
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.
No secret here: the Yankees need an upgrade at catcher. Seven-time All-Star Brian McCann would fit the bill — and it seems he’s interested.