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REPORTS: New York Yankees Clubhouse May Have Reignited Free Agency Rumors!

The New York Yankees have been making significant changes since the offseason started last year. They really needed it though after a horrible season they had in 2023. Moreover, they failed to make the postseason for the first time since 2016. However, what was even worse was the fact that they finished with an 82-80 record. It was really bad because the NY side did not have a worse season than that in the last 32 years. They barely managed to maintain the streak of winning seasons. But the front office made some significant changes this offseason, which proves the organization is looking to redeem themselves. The Yankees won the faith and confidence of the fans back when they confirmed the signing of Juan Soto for a year.

Moreover, they added more reinforcements in the outfield and offense as they landed Trent Grisham and Alex Verdugo. On top of that, the Bronx Bombers also signed the veteran pitcher Marcus Stroman for a two-year deal worth $37 million. However, the Yankees have been looking for a more dependable pitcher like Blake Snell. But the asking price of the two-time Cy Young winner has been a big obstacle for the Yankees so far. Lately, the spring training of the team has started. They have a new clubhouse at the Steinbrenner Field in Tampa. But the new clubhouse gave the fans some hope of seeing the biggest pitching free agent joining the Pinstripes.

   

How The New Clubhouse Reignited The Free Agency Rumors?

Blake Snell Padres
Blake Snell Padres Source: CBS Sports

The Yankees are gearing up for the new season in their brand-new clubhouse. Moreover, if the players can stay healthy, they can expect to have a successful season. But more importantly, the latest images of the locker room in the clubhouse were enough to reignite the free agency rumors. As per the beat, writers of the Yanks Go Yard and others have spotted an empty locker next to that of Gerrit Cole and Nestor Cortes. What’s that all about?

Let’s Go Yanks commented that the Yankees are saving a locker for Blake Snell, perhaps. However, the one locker for Carlos Rodon is still not accounted for. Perhaps Rodon will get one over the shoulders of Gerrit Cole. But there is an empty spot next to Nestor Cortes. Who’s that for? Perhaps the Yankees are leaving that for a big name that they have not claimed yet. The biggest possibility for such a high-profile pitcher is either Blake Snell or Jordan Montgomery.

Who Might Join The Yankees – Montgomery Or Snell?

Jordan Montgomery Rangers
Jordan Montgomery Rangers Source: ESPN India

Jordan Montgomery finished 2023 by winning the World Series with the Texas Rangers. Last year, the Yankees traded him to the Rangers. At present, the rumors are that the hurler is considering a short-term deal, but not with the Boston Red Sox. It is because as per Yanks Go Yard, Jordan would rather aim higher.

He could have just stayed with the Rangers. But if he has to reunite with the Yankees, then Carlos Rodon can slide down. Moreover, Montgomery would look good next to Gerrit Cole on a two-year deal. After all, he played the starring role in the Ranger’s World Series run.

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