Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Yankees Unlikely To Add More Pricey Free Agents

According to Buster Olney on his Twitter account the New York Yankees are unlikely to add any more high priced free agents after the Masahiro Tanaka signing. Boooo! That means no Matt Garza, Ubaldo Jimenez, Stephen Drew, Grant Balfour, etc. I disagree with Olney here as Hal Steinbrenner himself has said we would either get under the cap, which seems impossible now, or we would go way over it. Currently we are less than $20 million over the cap and that is not "way over" in my book.

The Yankees have spent somewhere in the neighborhood of $450 million or more this offseason with the additions of Brian McCann, Jacoby Ellsbury, Carlos Beltran, and Masahiro Tanaka among others. It's not surprising that the Yankees are probably done even with the holes they still have in the infield and in the bullpen. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted.


  1. I agree with going "way over". Now that Tanaka is signed, I think Garza makes a ton of sense. Proven AL east pitcher, and no draft pick attached. Let Pineda prove his health in AAA, and replace Kuroda next
    year. I like our position players though. Don't want them giving up a draft pick for Drew.

    1. Garza has also spoke of having to come down, years wise, on his demands as well. We may be able to steal him for 3-4 years which is not that bad.

  2. I would love that but Cashman has said he is going dumpster diving so to speak


Sorry for the Capatcha... Blame the Russians :)