Friday, November 21, 2014


Sweeny Murti of CBS wrote a good piece about the Yankees and some of the holes that need to be filled.  One of which is shortstop.

I found 1 thing he said very interesting:

"...the more I think about it, the more I’m fascinated by Jimmy Rollins. He turns 36 next week, but has only one year left on his contract in Philadelphia for $11 million. He’s realistically only slightly above average at this stage, both offensively and defensively. But Rollins is also a veteran with leadership skills and some swagger. 

 Those qualities will serve him well as the guy “replacing Derek Jeter.” It’s not a long-term commitment, and if the Yankees are willing to take on the entire salary it might not take a lot in prospect cost to get him..."

As much as I don't want a 36 year old shortstop, this idea makes sense.  It also buys the Yankees time if they're looking for a younger shortstop.

Now personally, I would rather a Elvis Andrus type of player, but only if the Rangers are willing to take a lot of that salary.  If not, maybe Rollins would be a smart, temporary choice...

We'll see.

What do you think?

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