Saturday, November 15, 2014
YANKEES ARE EYEING HOWIE KENDRICK
News from Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com says that the Yankees like Angels second baseman Howie Kendrick.
Heyman writes: "The Yankees and Blue Jays are among teams that have called about Kendrick...The Yankees have long liked Kendrick, a noted Yankee killer, and have issues at second base, shortstop and third base. But at present the Angels, who have already done a lot of work this winter, acquiring pitching prospect Nick Tropeano and lefty reliever Cesar Ramos, still believe they are more likely than not to hold onto Kendrick."
You gotta wonder what the Yankees will do at second base. Kendrick is 31 and makes sense for the club, but don't forget, Rob Refsnyder has received much praise and the Yankees at one point announced they'd like to see Refsnyder possibly play second next season.
Here's the thing, there is also a ton of chatter from BYB's source that suggests that Refsnyder could be on a list of prospects drawn up by the Rockies to swap for Troy Tulowitzki. Read SOURCE: ROX WANT "A LOT" OF TOP PROSPECTS FOR TULO for more on that.
You also have to wonder if someone like Kendrick is even worth it. After all, Martin Prado can play second base as well.
Bottom line, there's a whole lot going on right now... no easy solution for any of this. But it is the Hot Stove season... you gotta wonder when things are going to go down.
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