Shohei Ohtani

With the commencement of the winter meetings, the New York Yankees leadership held an official press conference to share insights on the team’s off-season plans. Firstly, manager Aaron Boone talked about the changes he would incorporate within his own coaching style whilst promising a cracking off-season.

Later, general manager Brian Cashman stopped by with the reporters outside the meeting hall and held a lengthy discussion with a healthy tone, unlike last time. The GM opened up Yankees free agency targets. While he refused to shell out specific details, Cashman did confirm bidding for this off-season most talked about free agent.


Brian Cashman Talked To Shohei Ohtani’s Agents This Off-Season!

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Los Angeles Angels two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani is set to break MLB’s free agency record this off-season. Rumors have it that Ohtani already has a $600 million offer on the deck. While he seems unlikely to extend his stay in Anaheim, the Dodgers, Cubs, and Jays remain frontrunners. However, the New York Yankees still continue to stay active in the race despite initial resistance. During the winter meetings, general manager Brian Cashman confirmed approaching the two-way sensation. He said he talked to Ohtani’s agent and refused to share further details. The prospect of Ohtani donning the iconic pinstripes has sent a wave of excitement amongst the Yankee fanbase. However, reality is the opposite of the ongoing speculations.

The Yankees never stood a chance at landing Shohei Ohtani due to the latter’s dislike towards the metro city. Jon Heyman of New York Post reiterated that the two-way sensation does not see himself playing in New York. He has been wary of pitching in the Yankee stadium before. Not only that, Heyman says Ohtani said the same things six years ago when he joined the Angels. Even after half a decade, Ohtani’s opinion about the Bronx Bombers has not changed. Thus, it’s unideal for the Yanks to cash out millions for a player who does not take pride in donning the pinstripes. By the early look of it, Shohei Ohtani’s arrival in the Bronx is nothing but a pipe dream. And fans must keep their expectations in check for this off-season. While the Yanks would pull off big moves, someone like Ohtani is a lost deal already.

Yankees Likely To Land Juan Soto This Week!

Juan Soto, Aaron Boone

Andy Martino of SNY dropped a bombshell update via his X account. He said that the Yankees are currently working on getting a blockbuster move done. It might take a few hours, but not days. And Martino later clarified that he was indeed speaking about Juan Soto. The Analysts and insiders actively believe that Soto will land in the Bronx this off-season.

Moreover, if the Yankees accomplish the pursuit, they are willing to move captain Aaron Judge to center field in the near future. Additionally, the leadership thinks highly of the outfielder and would love to have him in the fold. As far as AJ Preller is concerned, Aaron Boone is confident of passing that hurdle. The fans must have a clearer picture in the next few hours.