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.
The Yankees have reportedly re-signed starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda to a one-year deal worth $16 million.
The Yankees have reportedly offered free agent starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda a raise. Meanwhile, they remain far apart in negotiations with Robinson Cano.
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.
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.
Second baseman Robinson Cano, outfielder Curtis Granderson and starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda have declined the Yankees’ qualifying offers.
Derek Jeter’s new contract has increased the Yankees’ luxury tax payroll to $97.71 million for seven signed players next year.
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.
Though the Yankees fell well short of expectations this past season, the blame shouldn’t fall at Larry Rothschild’s feet. The Bombers appear to agree and are trying to bring him back.
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.
“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.
“Right now I’m not thinking about it, and to be honest, I can’t think about it right now,” the 38-year-old said on Monday, according to the New York Post. “At this stage, I’m not really thinking about it.”
It’s been an extremely frustrating season for the 2007 AL Cy Young Award winner, one that ended a week early when he sustained a Grade 2 left hamstring strain.
The Yankees wasted several opportunities against the wild Matt Moore in a 7-0 loss to Tampa Bay on Tuesday night that pushed them to the brink of missing out on the postseason for the second time in 19 years.