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MLB Insider Claims Yankees Want To Sign Starters But Reluctant To Overpay

The New York Yankees have overcome many obstacles to form a team worthy of being contenders for the upcoming season. They have adopted a “Measured approach” to trade this offseason. Anyway, it looks like it is working as the team really improved their outfield. Moreover, the NY side needed to make some significant changes this offseason. Especially after the terrible 2023 season, the Bronx Bombers were really in deep trouble. Moreover, they had the second-worst batting average in 2023. The NY side could only finish with a better batting average than the Oakland Athletics last year. Hence, the Yankees needed some reinforcement for their offense.

Later, the NY side was able to land the big fish. The Yankees signed Juan Soto and Trent Grisham from the San Diego Padres. This trade deal saw Brian Cashman give away a lot of pitchers and catchers. Previously, the 27-time champions had a lot of depth in their bullpen. But after the trade deals for Soto, Grisham, and Alex Verdugo, the NY side suddenly went through a worse pitching situation. Then, they added Marcus Stroman to increase depth in the starting pitching group. But they have been looking for a more dependable starter. However, the Bronx Bombers are not willing to overpay.

   

MLB Insider Says Yankees Looking For Starters, But They Won’t Pay Extra

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Blake Snell Padres Source: CBS Sports

The Yankees have been a long-time favorite to land Blake Snell. He is a two-time Cy Young winner who is still a free agent. The best starting pitcher is still available. However, his asking price is too high for the NY side. That’s why the Yankees went in another direction to land Marcus Stroman for a two-year deal worth $37 million. However, insider, Jon Heyman says the offseason is not yet over for the Bronx Bombers. They can still sign some starters. However, Heyman mentioned that the Yankees are not looking to overpay for any pitcher.

Moreover, the signing of Carlos Rodon for a $162 million deal has made them even more conscious. On top of that, the Yankees are reluctant to trade Spencer Jones. Besides Blake Snell, Jordan Montgomery, Dylan Cease as well as Shane Bieber are among the high profile starters still available in the market. But there have been foregone conclusions regarding the last two names. Moreover, the Yankees may present Blake Snell with their final offer soon. On the other hand, the division rivals, the Baltimore Orioles, have signed Corbin Burnes, making their roster look even stronger.

What Does The Starting Rotation Look Like?

Gerrit Cole Yankees
Gerrit Cole Yankees Source: CBS Sports

Clearly, the 2023 AL Cy Young winner, Gerrit Cole, will spearhead the starting rotation of the 27-time champions. Then, the Yankees have Carlos Rodon, Nestor Cortes Jr., and Marcus Stroman in their starter rotation. However, there is still one more spot up for grabs. Only time will tell if the Yankees decide to reunite with Jordan Montgomery.

He just won the World Series with the Texas Rangers in 2023. It was the maiden World Series victory for the Rangers. On the other hand, the Yankees can come up with a plan to land Blake Snell, finally. However, if they don’t get either Snell or Montgomery, they can give Clarke Schmidt the fifth spot role. 

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