Rumor: Yankees Want Chavez, Jones, Colon Back

The latest on the Yankees three free agent veterans, Eric Chavez, Andruw Jones, and Bartolo Colon is that they have interest in bringing all three back to the Bronx, according to Chad Jennings of the Journal News.

They are going to have to wait though as GM Brian Cashman is focused on improving the starting rotation right now. It does sound like he has at least begun casual talks with the agents of each.

Cashman also said that while he is willing to bring Colon back, the pitcher wouldn’t be guaranteed a spot in the rotation and may have to sign a non-guaranteed deal and fight for a bullpen spot in spring training.

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3 Responses to Rumor: Yankees Want Chavez, Jones, Colon Back

  1. Tanned Tom says:

    Cashman said the same thing about Matsui, Abreu, Damon, the list goes on. He never says we're through with so and so. it's just his operating style. Even money NONE of them come back. They don't need Colon unless they trade Burnett, and even then they might go with Noesi. Jones will go somewhere he can play every day, and is useless against right handed pitchers. Chavez is just silly as a backup, he can't stay healthy. My guess is the INF will be Nunez and Nakajima, they'll go young at 4th OF (they need to take a look at these guys for 2012 when Swisher is allowed to leave), and they'll remember Colon is 39, fat and that they got lucky with once, but are unlikely to a second time.

  2. Shavager says:

    I'd rather have Posada back than Jones, you get a switch hitter over Jones' RH bat plus an experienced clutch player if he'd sign for one year. Wouldn't bring any of these three back unless no other options are available, preferably bringing up a good young Triple A roster starter and giving him an opportunity to get big league experience.

    • SG77 says:

      Posada has no position, and isn't really a switch-hitting option anymore.

      Posada hit .092 with a .277 OPS right-handed last season

      Jones was a perfect platoon outfielder to complement the left-handed Yankee outfielders

      Against left-handed pitching, Jones hit .286 with a .923 OPS…..plus had a 9.4 UZR/150 playing both corner outfield spots.

      NO CHANCE that Posada is even a consideration over Jones.