The offseason has been really slow for both free agents and the 30 MLB teams, including the New York Yankees. Teams suffered huge losses last season, with the Yankees recording the highest losses of any team. They also have no clear picture of what revenues they can expect this season, with the coronavirus surging all over the county. There are now vaccines available but are being distributed far slower than previously expected. Add to that; free agents are abundant out there that remain unsigned.
The offseason may be even slower for the New York Yankees as they have made it a priority to re-sign DJ LeMahieu and, for the most part, put everything on hold until they know the outcome of those negotiations. So far, they are at a standstill as the sides are far apart on the length of that contract.
Last night on Twitter, MLBExecutiveBurner tweeted on his account to expect Yankee news tomorrow. [email protected] is a front office MLB executive, so he must have some knowledge of pending signings or moves the Yankees may be making today. What those moves or signings may be, is anyone’s guess. Rachel Luba a former gymnast and now MLB player agent and attorney calls MLB ExecutiveBurner a sexist clown whose identity is unknown.
The New York Yankees have been in a wait and see stalemate with DJ LeMahieu’s contract offer so that the news may be a breakthrough in those negotiations. But with so many need the Yankees have, it could be almost anything. Although the Yankees believe they are satisfied with their young pitching rotation, fans know they would like another premium veteran arm to bolster the pitching rotation. There has been talk that the Yankees could reenlist Masahiro Tanaka’s services or even sign Corey Kluber.
But the news might not end there. The Yankees are also looking to replace Tommy Kahnle, who is now with the Dodgers. They need an additional premium type arm for the bullpen. Other news could involve the resigning of veteran outfielder Brett Gardner. The Yankees refused his option for the 2021 season. EmpireSportsMedia.com will be overseeing the news all day and will bring you the latest when available.