But are the Yankees? It doesn't appear so.
The latest team to be interested in lefty starter Wei-Yin Chen is the Miami Marlins. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports:
" the Marlins are showing interest in Chen, according to major-league
sources. The price ultimately could prove prohibitive, but if the
Marlins intend to compete, they will need a No. 2 starter."
Rosenthal also tells his audience that while there is interest, not sure if this will happen because Loria hates Scott Boras.
And that brings me to the New York Yankees. I believe the Yankees need another starter, but many believe that the Yankees will never sign a free agent this off season and if anything is done, it will be because of a trade, NOT free agent signing.
Wei-Yin Chen is one of the more reliable free agent pitchers this off season and just not signed yet, but expect him to go soon. Hardball talk writes of Chen:
"...Chen turned down the Orioles’ $15.8 million qualifying offer. The
Marlins finished with one of the ten worst records in baseball this past
season, so their first-round pick is protected. Instead, the club would
forfeit a second-round pick if it were to sign Chen."
We will see if this shakes out for Miami if at all. And just so you know, Chen does NOT appear to be on the Yankees radar.
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