The New York Yankees have a lot to contemplate this coming off-season. The early projections expect the organization to undergo a major roster as well as a management overhaul to commence the 2024 season on a clean slate. However, it seems the Bronx Bombers just cannot let go of the past.
As per wild rumors, the Yankees clubhouse is unwilling to move past their core group. They intend to stick to skipper Aaron Boone and some of the underfire veterans for the imminent future. Meanwhile, recent rumors suggest that the Bombers could re-sign a starting pitcher in the coming free agency who pitched in only eight games over two seasons in pinstripes.
Yankees Open To Re-Sign Frankie Montas In Free Agency, Claims MLB Insider!
Starting pitcher Frankie Montas originally joined the New York Yankees via a trade with the Oakland Athletics in July 2022. At the time, the acquisition was seen as a move to bolster the team’s pitching depth. However, what followed turned out to be nothing short of a nightmare. Right after entering the Yankee clubhouse, Montas went down with a shoulder inflammation injury, which ended his 2022 season prematurely. Moreover, just when the pitcher finally got back on his feet, the injury relapsed, which put a question mark on his participation in the 2023 season. He underwent surgery earlier this year and was presumed to be ruled out for the year. However, the pitcher’s resilience produced a near miracle.
Frankie Montas could pitch in relief on Saturday or Sunday, Aaron Boone said. It is possible that the #Yankees could re-sign Montas this offseason.— Bryan Hoch ⚾️ (@BryanHoch) September 29, 2023
A few weeks ago, Frankie Montas commenced a rehab assignment with Triple-A and pitched two scoreless innings. Moreover, if rumors are to be believed, the pitcher is in the mix to come out in relief during the Yankees’ final two games of the season vs. the Royals. Aaron Boone, the skipper, also applauded Montas’ determination. He said that the latter didn’t have to go hard on his rehab to get back in play by the end of the year. But he has done that for which he deserves credit. “He’s done a lot of really good work down in Tampa. And has put himself in this position to be healthy and be ready to go,” added Boone. Having said that, the Yanks could re-sign the impending free agent in a cheap deal, believes insider Bryan Hoch. But will it turn out a rational deal? Only time will tell.
Yanks Scuffle Roster For Final Series Of The Abysmal Season!
Ahead of the final series of the season vs. the Royals, the New York Yankees announced a surprising roster move. Reliever Keynan Middleton was reinstated from IL. Moreover, in a corresponding move, promising prospect Yoendrys Gomez was sent back to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The move didn’t make sense to the majority of the fans.
Because Gomez remains a top prospect of the Yankees farm system, he needs opportunities to prepare himself. Whereas Middleton is a backup bullpen piece, the team traded during this year’s deadline. Hence, it would have made more sense to double down on young sensations than try to justify a failed trade acquisition.