Thursday, November 6, 2014

Yankees Interested in Chicago SS Alexei Ramirez

The hot stove is warming up and the Chicago White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez is garnering a ton of interest from both the New York Yankees and the New York Mets. It makes sense for both New York teams to be interested in almost any shortstop available this winter as the Mets have dealt with less than stellar results at the positions for years now while the Yankees have to replace Derek Jeter.

Alexei is coming off a season in which he slashed .273/.305/.408 with 15 home runs and 78 RBI in 2014 and is set to make $10 million in each of the 2015 and 2016 seasons. Ramirez has been durable during his career playing in at least 155 games in each of his last five seasons as he gracefully enters his age 34 season in 2015.

Reportedly the Chicago White Sox are looking for pitching in return for Ramirez, who has officially been made available by the team, and were also linked to the Yankees catching depth as recently as this season. Could the Yankees move one of Shane Greene/David Phelps/Bryan Mitchell and one of Austin Romine/John Ryan Murphy/ Francisco Cervelli to acquire Ramirez?

Stay tuned....

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