Monday, October 13, 2014

Boston Globe: Yankees Will Make an Offer to Orioles' Cruz This Offseason

It seems the idea of Nelson Cruz joining the Yankees this offseason isn't that far-fetched. 

Or at least that's what the Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo thinks. In a piece he composed recently, Cafardo basically stated that New York making Cruz an offer this winter is a guarantee, though he also cited other teams as possible landing spots for the veteran.

"Cruz is in good position to make some money on a three- or four-year deal," Cafardo wrote. "He enjoys Baltimore and hopes he can stay, but as we’ve written before, the Yankees and Rangers will make bids, as will the Mariners. Cruz, 34, looks like he’ll make a bundle somewhere."

Cruz, who made just $8 million this year, is coming off a regular season in which he hit a league-best 40 home runs. During the course of the schedule, Cruz additionally drove in 108 while solidly batting .271.

Cafardo, in his piece, also provided an update on now-unemployed Hitting Coach Kevin Long, who was fired by the Yankees Friday.

"Long buys into Boston’s grind-it-out system since that’s what he preached in New York," Cafardo pointed out. "He could join Chili DavisBill Mueller, and Dave Magadan as possible choices for the Red Sox, along with assistant hitting coach Victor Rodriguez, who is really liked by the players."

To put it simply, two new stories have just come up for Yankees fans to follow. 

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