Every time I say that the Yankees are done with big offseason moves, they sign another one. Yesterday were Adam Ottavino, last week DJ LeMahieu and the week before Zach Britton. I'll have some thoughts on the Ottavino deal early next week. Until then, here are the latest hot stove noise.
Yankees made an offer to Machado?
Manuel Machado, Manny's father, told Hector Gomez His son has received offers from several teams, including the Yankees. "Manny has received offers from various teams. Yankees, Dodgers, Phillies. Now there's a lot of interest in the White Sox, "Manuel said, not long ago it was reported that the Yankees had not made Machado a" concrete "offer, which is not a big deal, but now that an offer is in front of him, that means the Yankees are getting serious.
I pass on this nugget because it's out there. So you can read it just as well on my website, but I recommend you to be extremely careful not to read too much into these comments. Machado's father has an obvious incentive to enter Manny's market - it's good for business if the Yankees and Dodgers are involved in the bidding - and bring his son to the best price. The Dodgers were not connected to Machado this winter. Now you have made an offer? Not sure that. You are welcome to believe what you want. This does not seem so reliable.
Yankees are approaching trading with Gray
According to Jack Curry and Jon Hey manThe Yankees are approaching the deal with Sonny Gray and it could happen soon. They talk with several teams with the Giants new in the mix. That makes sense. Their new president of baseball business, Farhan Zaidi, and new pitching coach Curt Young know Sonny from her time in track and field. San Francisco seems to be perfectly positioned to buy into Gray and sign him in the long run if he bounces back.
After the Ottavino deal I have the Yankees' luxury tax of $ 228.5 million. For Cot's there are $ 220.2 million. My number includes a larger estimate of benefits and also something for seasonal injuries / invocations in September. Anyway, the point is that the Yankees are dangerously close to the second-class luxury of $ 226 million, if not over it. Now that the Ottavino deal is complete, trading with Gray and finding a cheaper Swingman for payroll is inevitable. From 40-man services, it would not be surprising if Sonny were moved before the Ottavino deal becomes official.
Kahnle, owner attracts interest
According to Hey manThe Yankees receive calls for the righteous helpers Tommy Kahnle and Jonathan Holder. I'm not surprised that the teams at Kahnle buy cheap. It's worth seeing if he can recover this year, but I would not put him out of circulation in trade talks. He owed $ 1.3875 million this year, and toppling that money could be a priority. Holder had a very nice 2018 and is both dirt cheap and under team control for another five years. Of course, teams are asking for him.
After Britton was re-signed and Ottavino agreed to a deal, the Yankees are better able to trade a helper. It is a position of depth. Traders or especially Kahnle, if you have Britton, Ottavino, Aroldis Chapman, Dellin Betances and Chad Green is a light pill that you can swallow. The Yankees love their big speed bats, and Holder is definitely not. Could you redeem it as a trade chip when its value is higher than ever and maybe even higher than ever? Hmmm.
Yankees swap Locastro for D'Backs
Earlier this week, the Yankees swapped utility man Tim Locastro for the Diamondbacks for left-hander prospect Ronald Roman and cash, the team said. Locastro was hired last week to work with a 40-man LeMahieu post. The Yankees picked him up from Dodgers for the third round of the 2015 selection Drew Finley in this offseason. Locastro did not make it to spring training like Hanser Alberto, having previously acquired in the winter and spent a few weeks in the 40-man squad. I will now call the Dan Otero Club.
In any case, Roman is just a 17-year-old child whom D'Backs signed as an international free agent last July. He has not made his professional debut yet. He will do that this year. Roman was a small bonus, and I can not find any information about the child. We are sorry. Roman is almost certainly a player the Yankees wanted to sign last July, but either not because the D & # 39; Backs beat them (maybe) against him or because they (probably) run out of bonus money. Either way, he is now in the organization. On a detour, the Yankees made Finley, a well-trodden prospectus, a young lottery-goer.