Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Andrus to Yankees Not Likely to Happen

Though the idea of the Yankees acquiring Rangers' SS Elvis Andrus this offseason may sound exciting, a source in contact with The New York Daily News' Mark Feinsand says it's unlikely.

Or, rather, the source said the exchange happening is the "longest of long shots." According to it, the Yankees have no interest in taking on the length or cost of Andrus' contract, which doesn't even start until next seaason.

From Feinsand's report:

"A source told the Daily News a trade for the Rangers’ 26-year-old shortstop is nothing but the longest of long shots, as the Yankees have no interest taking on his massive contract.

One executive believes it would take “a huge leap of faith” to deal for Andrus, who signed an eight-year, $120 million extension with the Rangers that begins this upcoming season."

The Yankees were rumored to be "intrigued" by Andrus a few days ago, and with good reason. Andrus is still relatively young, has made two All-Star teams since 2009, and is a .272 career hitter. 

Nonetheless, it appears the Yankees just don't see him as worth the price. Expect them to now turn to cheaper options (probably Stephen Drew, but nothing's guaranteed) to fill the position.

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