The New York Yankees have already picked up the biggest free agent in all of baseball, Gerrit Cole, and they still might not be done. Despite how successful Brian Cashman and the Yankee front office was when they landed Cole, it’s possible that a sneaky trade or signing could happen.
Cashman is known to land sneaky smart trades for the Yankees. Last season, nobody expected him to pick up James Paxton from Seattle. There were no rumors or anything, just Brian Cashman doing his thing.
It seems that Hal Steinbrenner is also supporting anything Cashman and Aaron Boone think is best for the team. I wouldn’t be surprised if we see at least one more move by the Yankees before the beginning of the season.
Here are your latest New York Yankees rumors:
@DanJFederico on Twitter says via Twitter: Seeing a lot about Miguel Andujar in trade rumors. According to a source, there is a lot of interest in the Yankees 3B, but some want to see how he performers in Spring Training. “He’s a big risk now. Won’t bring you enough value until he’s proven that he’s healthy.”
MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand via Twitter: The Yankees have interest in C Martin Maldonado, per source. Interesting stats to consider: Maldonado caught Gerrit Cole 10 times in 2019 – and Cole had a 1.57 ERA and .471 opponent OPS in those starts, his lowest numbers with any of Houston’s catchers last season.
YES Network’s Jack Curry on Twitter: With Romine signing in Detroit, Yankees lose a valuable backup C. That means Higashioka will ascend to that position. Club execs like his power ability vs LHPs and his advanced pitch framing skills. Will need to show he can produce while playing sporadically
The remainder of the offseason should be centered around several things, helping Gerrit Cole reach his potential, helping Gleyber Torres transition to shortstop in a full capacity, and solidifying the backup catcher position.