The New York Yankees are the clear winners of the MLB offseason at this point. However, there are still a few players the Yankees have their eye on to help them win their 28th World Series. New York City never sleeps and neither do the Bronx Bombers as they are in the headlines again today targeting more big named players. Here are four free agents the Yankees could sign this offseason.
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4.) Todd Frazier
New York traded third baseman Chase Headley to the San Diego Padres in order to clear more room under the luxury tax threshold ($197 million), giving them a better opportunity to pursue a top-end starting pitcher or third baseman on the open market. Frazier played in 147 games last season for the Chicago White Sox and Yankees, and the 31-year-old batted .213/.344/.428 with 27 home runs and 76 RBI.
3.) Eduardo Nunez
According to MLB.com's Bryan Hoch, there is a chance the Yankees may need to rely on Gleyber Torres and Tyler Wade to handle the middle infield, but don't count out New York finding a veteran - which would lead them in the direction of Eduardo Nunez. A veteran presence would help a young Yankees team and the fact that Nunez played his first four seasons in the Bronx makes this a solid fit. He played in 114 games last season with a batting line of .313/.341/.460 with 12 home runs and 24 stolen bases.
2.) Alex Cobb
Masahiro Tanaka and CC Sabathia will be back with the Yankees next season, but New York would still like to add some depth to their rotation. Sonny Gray and Luis Severino are known to be key cogs in New York's rotation next season and they'd love to add pitcher Alex Cobb to that group. New York likes that Cobb has experience in the AL East and has been successful in the division.
1.) Yu Darvish
The Yankees are known to be one of the finalists for pitcher Yu Darvish, and there seems to be mutual interest from both sides. After acquiring Giancarlo Stanton, much of New York's offseason has revolved around signing or trading for a starting pitcher.
The Yankees are currently committed to seven players for an estimated total of $120 million, according to Cot's Baseball Contracts. Once the eight arbitration players and contract obligations of traded players are added, their projected payroll in 2018 will be near $170 million. With the Competitive Balance Tax Base Tax Threshold set at $197 million for 2018, this means the Yankees can still give Darvish the kind of contract he is seeking.Back to the New York Yankees Newsfeed