This is not the perfect market for the Mets, not the best time to have a ton of money coming off the books, but it does dovetail with the fact that this team has a lot of holes to fill.
The 2010 All-Star had a brutal season for the Bronx Bombers in 2013. He went an abysmal 4-14 with a 5.19 ERA, surrendering 24 home runs in 145 2/3 innings.
With Robbie Cano, Curtis Granderson, and Hiroki Kuroda all rejecting their free agent qualifying offers, the Yanks by necessity will be forced to find power and pitching. Or at least a backup plan.
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.
After kicking off the work week with an eventful Monday morning radio program, Boomer and Craig were back at it again in the Allstate Studio this morning, waxing intellectual on a whole host of topics.
Second baseman Robinson Cano, outfielder Curtis Granderson and starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda have declined the Yankees’ qualifying offers.
The Mets are reportedly interested in outfielder Curtis Granderson, who is likely to turn down the Yankees’ qualifying offer of $14.1 million.
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.
Derek Jeter’s new contract has increased the Yankees’ luxury tax payroll to $97.71 million for seven signed players next year.
Speaking on MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM on Tuesday, free agent outfielder Curtis Granderson said he is considering the Yankees’ $14.1 million qualifying offer, but plans to play the field first before making any decision.
With free agency set to begin, the Yankees have extended qualifying offers to second baseman Robinson Cano, outfielder Curtis Granderson and starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda.
According to WFAN and CBSSports.com baseball insider Jon Heyman, the Yankees are developing the type of shopping list this offseason that conjures memories of their onslaught on the market four years ago.
As fictional President Jed Bartlet was fond of saying, “What’s next?” Let’s take a look, starting with the most obvious free agent — Robinson Cano.
Curtis Granderson is coming off a nightmarish season, but it appears he will have his fair share of suitors when he files for unrestricted free agency.
Granderson, 32, will be an unrestricted free agent after the playoffs, but his agent told the NY Post on Wednesday the veteran outfielder doesn’t want to go anywhere.