This offseason’s hot stove is burning brighter than in recent years. Catchers and relievers led the way, now starting pitchers are beginning to follow as well. For baseball fans it’s entertaining to see an active offseason; we observe next year taking shape and realize more teams are attempting to return into contention, like the White Sox, San Diego Padres, Cincinnati Reds, and Texas Rangers.
The Yankees’ burner may seem at a simmer, but they just met with top pitchers Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg. A full 40-man roster and lack of financial flexibility are two areas in need of addressing if they were to sign either, and there could be one way to do both.