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.
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...
What do you think?
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