Report: Choo Turned Down 7 Years, $140 Million From YankeesChoo, a career .288 hitter with 104 home runs, and his agent, Scott Boras, asked instead for Ellsbury money. The Yankees immediately pulled their offer and signed Carlos Beltran.
Report: Fresh Off McCann, Yankees Make Beltran Their No. 1 PriorityAccording 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.
Yankees Engaged With Many Free Agents, Have Eyes On Many OthersThe 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.
Heyman: Yanks Relieved Grandy Rejected Offer; Club Targeting Beltran, ChooWith 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.
Big Spending Winter Ahead? Top MLB Free Agent Bats Are Hot CommoditiesRobinson 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.
Batten Down The Hatches: Yankees May Target Everyone In Free AgencyAccording 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.
Palladino: Is Mets COO Jeff Wilpon All Talk?Wilpon alluded to sweeping changes this week. But if he thinks Poppa Fred is ever going to spring for a wholesale roster rebuild, he’d better shake himself back into reality.
Report: Yankees Gearing Up For Possible Offseason Spending SpreeAccording 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.
Kallet: It's Put Up Or Shut Up Time For Mets GM Sandy Alderson For what feels like a lifetime, Mets fans have been hearing that THIS is the offseason. THIS is when it will all change. 2014 will be the year that the Mets FINALLY field a team that can contend. You're up, Mr. Alderson.
Free-Agent-To-Be Shin-Soo Choo Won't Rule Out Signing With Mets Reds outfielder Shin-Soo Choo will be a free agent after the season, and he will be a very attractive option for Alderson. The 30-year-old plays all three outfield positions. He has speed and power and is a premier top-of-the-order catalyst.
Devin Mesoraco Could Mean Extra Value At Catcher For RedsDevin Mesoraco is an x-factor who could provide extra value to a team that’s already one of the best in the big leagues.