Posted by MikeT23 on 11/1/2013 4:23:00 PM (view original):
I think NY is not a "destination" franchise at this point in time. So there's plenty of reason to not consider the Yankees.
1) It's not like these two are Alex Rodriguez in his prime (or even Alex Rodriguez today).
2) I think we can count the "destination" franchises on one hand:
Los Angeles Dodgers
Maybe you could add Atlanta or Washington to that list. But that's about it. On that list, St. Louis is the only team looking for an upgrade at short. Boston, Detroit, LA, Atlanta, and Washington are all set.
Tampa isn't going to be in the market for any multi-year free agents. Cleveland is trying to trade their shortstop. Texas has two young potential stars at short. Cozart isn't great but it's unlikely the Reds would spend a bunch of money to replace him with a 30+ free agent. Maybe Pittsburgh?
So St. Louis and Pittsburgh will probably be the only competition for free agent shortstops. With such a limited market, there's no reason that Drew and Peralta wouldn't consider an offer from the Yankees.
Even if the Yankees are widely considered a piece of **** franchise these days.
(about that last line...I'm just ******* with you)