MLB New York Yankees Rumors have been abuzz about Rich Hill joining the team. The New York Yankees are reportedly interested in acquiring the free agent this offseason itself. The Yankees have already expressed interest in signing the pitcher as per latest rumors.
MLB New York Yankees Rumors also have it that Hill is one of the coveted free agents in the trade market at present. HNGN reports that Hill is also being pursued by several other teams. Some of these teams include the Boston Red Sox, Baltimore Orioles, Texas Rangers and Houston Astros.
MLB New York Yankees Rumors also state that the team has a major advantage over the others. Hill has already played for the Yankees back in 2014. The Yankees are now going all out to bring him back onto the roster.
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Brian Cashman, the general manager at the New York Yankees, has already talked about luring Hill with a good deal. He has confirmed that he will speak to the player’s agent and try to thrash out a lucrative deal. Hill may seek a three deal worth around $40-50 million approximately.
Why Hill Makes For a Good Addition to the Yankee Roster
Hill posted 9 strikeouts with 1.69 ERA in 14 games played for the Yankees in 2014. He had 129 strikeouts with 2.12 ERA across 20 games last season. These stats came with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Oakland Athletics.
The 36-year-old pitcher will be a good addition to the Yankees roster. Rich Hill is undoubtedly one of the best pitchers in recent times as per experts. He can also grow into a superstar with the passage of some more time.
Additionally, he will not insist on any long term contracts. A three or four year deal will work out nicely for the New York Yankees. He also has a good statistical record and the deal will not cost the team any future prospects. Hill will also make a dangerous team with Masahiro Tanaka.