Monday, November 16, 2015


Ben Zobrist is someone the Yankees have always admired and have been interested in, but the marriage has never happened.  This quick nugget is to confirm that it probably won't happen, at least not now.

The New York Post writes: "According to industry sources, the Yankees aren’t willing to spend as much as Zobrist likely will receive on the market, even if he does fill a need in the infield and is a switch hitter....The Yankees plans, especially this early in the offseason, are subject to change, but they stuck to their pledge last year.

That figured to be tested since the Yankees are unsettled at second base. With the ineffectiveness of Stephen Drew a year ago and the questionable readiness of Rob Refsnyder and Dustin Ackley during brief stints in The Bronx, Zobrist would have seemed like a solid fit for the Yankees.

For a second straight offseason, they have at least started out with a plan to not go deep into their pockets and instead continue to improve via the trade market."

Now, you never know with the Yankees, but I gotta tell ya, I am of the belief that the Yanks will go for a starting pitcher, my hope is a lefty, and maybe do a few other trades for extra support, all the while, not spending a fortune. 

Remember, Miller and Gardy have been dangled... and the Winter Meetings are coming.

Stay tuned.

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