Ichiro Suzuki and the New York Yankees are closing in on a contract that would guarantee the outfielder between $12 million and $13 million, WFAN’s Jon Heyman reported on Thursday.
Ichiro Suzuki will again don the pinstripes next season, a source has told WFAN’s Craig Carton. Though final details are still being hammered out, there’s no longer any doubt — Ichiro will be back with the Yankees.
According to several reports, Kevin Youkilis agreed to the Yankees’ one-year, $12-million offer on Tuesday, which will become official pending a physical. Youkilis, 33, would take over at third base for injured Alex Rodriguez.
“Beggars can’t be choosers,” general manager Brian Cashman said. “…There’s not a lot of choices out there. It’s a very limited sandbox to play in.”
Losing A-Rod until mid-season will force the Yankees to make power-hitting outfielder Cody Ross their number one target.
Sweeny Murti chatted with Mike Francesa about Yankees’ burning topics on Thursday.
Andy Pettitte and the Yankees have agreed a one-year deal worth $12 million.
Ichiro wants to stay with the Yankees, but will have to take a significant pay cut.
Go ahead and give Cabrera the 2012 MVP, but pencil in Trout for a spectacular career that will likely include multiple MVPs himself.
The Yankees appear reluctant to offer 37-year-old free agent outfielder Torii Hunter a two-year deal.
While the ALCS was one-sided, the battle for one of the most desirable free agents is expected to be a lot tighter.
While the Yankees will have plenty of decisions to make this offseason, the one that will garner the most headlines and create the biggest stir is what — or what not — to do with A-Rod.
How will Cashman address his aging team? Will he attempt to go younger or will he stick with his older guns? Will he attempt to deal the virtually untradeable A-Rod? Will he re-sign Nick Swisher? As usual, the longtime GM didn’t disclose his plans.
The ALCS revealed serious cracks in the foundation, showing a team full of aging All-Stars at the plate, in the field and on the mound that suddenly seems a long, long way from championship caliber.
The Yankees simply have virtually nobody who can hit. Down three games to none after a 2-1 defeat to Detroit, the Yankees are down and out. The fall has been quick and precipitous.