MLB Rumors are abuzz about Aroldis Chapman and Carlos Beltran being signed by the Yankees. The New York Yankees are reportedly gunning for both these free agents this winter. The Yankees are planning something really big as per sources.
MLB Rumors also hint at the Yankees eyeing Aroldis Chapman for a long time now. NESN reports that outfielder Carlos Beltran is also being wooed by the Yankees. Both these stars commenced their 2016 seasons in the Bronx. The Yankees are looking to upgrade their lineup beyond the resigning of Aroldis Chapman.
The MLB Rumors hint at a whopping $30.5 million four-year deal that Brett Cecil has just got from the St. Louis Cardinals. This proves that there is a propensity for high-value deals this winter. The Yankees are cash rich and may trade Brett Gardner and Chase Headley.
The veterans may be traded to get Chapman and Beltran as per the latest rumors. The Yankees general manager Brian Cashman is reportedly interested in both Beltran and Chapman. He has earlier stated that both Gardner and Headley are everyday left fielder and third baseman options. However, given any “trade opportunities provide themselves…to consider making a move” he will not look elsewhere.
What Cashman Also Said
Cashman has been firm about possessing everyday players in these positions. However, he has also clarified that he remains “open-minded” with regard to listening to offers or deals. This hints at one or two exciting deals this winter.
The Yankees already have several young players like Greg Bird, Gary Sanchez, and Tyler Austin. These players have already proved that the veterans can be expendable. The Yankees themselves traded off Brian McCann last week to the Houston Astros. The Yankees are also in a good position for snapping up a big starting pitcher.
They have reportedly zeroed in on Chris Sale or Chris Archer if their teams remained open to offers. The Yankees have also cut down their payroll with Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez retiring. Now that McCann has been traded, they can make a move for Aroldis Chapman and Carlos Beltran.