Thursday, December 14, 2017


FINALLY winter is interesting, huh? Oh how I have loved the Winter Meetings so far and with one day left I hope it stays this fast paced and filled with rumors. The Hot Stove is officially fired up and I've been glued to social media all day. Here's the latest:

1. YES, Scott Boras might be crazy

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He just never goes away does he? We all know he has a lot of big name clients and he has spent a lot of time on pitching Jake Arrieta to all 30 major league teams (no pun intended). In case you missed it, on Monday Boras sent every one a 75 page promotional binder essentially selling his client to anyone who will listen, read more HERE. One owner said he got the impression that he is trying to get Arrieta a 200 million dollar deal but Boras "isn't putting values" on anything. Riiiight. I wonder what Hal Steinbrenner did with his. Has Boras reached a  new level of CRAZY?

2. Yankees and Diamondbacks have talked about several players

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Right now the Dbacks and Yankees match well on paper. Both and the New York Post both have rumors on multiple players. Apparently the Yankees have at least inquired about the availability of Zack Greinke and Patrick Corbin who is just one year away from free agency. It never hurts to ask, but does this mean that all of CC Sabathia's interest of late means the Yankees are moving on?

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Now that the Yankees have traded away infielders and have potential holes at second and third base they also checked in on Brandon Drury who can play both infield positions and is still under team control for four years. He won't be arbitration eligible until next year so he would fit the Yankees plan to get under the luxury tax.

3. Another pitching possibility

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The Yankees are looking at multiple pitchers and Danny Duffy is now on their radar. The Cubs are also interested but it doesn't sound like he is interested in any other team because he tweeted "bury me a royal" so who knows if this goes anywhere.

4. Todd Frazier still in play

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Multiple teams, as many as 10 are reportedly interested in Frazier. The Yankees have checked in with his agent but it sounds like conversations are still lukewarm. He makes sense, we may need to fill third base. Other teams are looking at him for first base too.

5. Is a reunion with Eduardo Nunez in the works?

(Sept. 29, 2017 - Source: Omar Rawlings/Getty Images North America)
There's chatter out there that the Yankees "may" be interested in bringing Nunez back, read HERE and the Blue Jays, Red Sox and Giants are looking at him too. That is a little scary.

6. Headley headed elsewhere again?

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On Tuesday the Yankees sent Chase Headley back to the Padres and now he may be heading north to the LA Angels? Read more on that HERE. The Padres are still in rebuilding mode and the Angels look like serious contenders in the AL West so he makes more sense for them and the Angels have a hole at third. I wonder where Headley's final stop will be...

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And of course the Manny Machado rumors are still out there. I will just leave it at that.

I can't wait to see what happens the last day of the winter meetings! Cashman has a lot of leads right
now.  I just can't wait to see what happens next.

--Jeana Bellezza
BYB Managing Editor
Twitter: @nyprincessj 

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