Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Could another big Yankees splash be on the way?
While it would probably be safe to assume that general manager Brian Cashman is done with big-ticket, high-cost moves this offseason, nothing can be totally ruled out. If a situation presented itself that could make the 2018 Yankees better while keeping the integrity of the luxury tax threshold intact for 2019, a win-now contender in the Bronx would likely be interested.
Is Mike Moustakas that player?
ESPN’s Buster Olney speculated on where Moustakas’ suddenly-cold market could turn over the next few months. If—and it’s a big if—Moustakas would be willing to take a one-year deal to re-establish himself for a better run on next year’s market, perhaps the Yankees could work something out.
The last number I saw on the Yankees’ payroll had them projected around $180M. Moustakas at around $15M for one year may fit in there but it would end the chances of making any other moves without shedding salary.
It’s an interesting idea but I don’t think it’s a realistic one.
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