Rumor: Yankees to decide on budget expansion

The Yankees have had a rather strict budget so far this offseason, but over the next couple of weeks they will meet to determine whether or not they should expand their budget as they continue to look for pitching to bolster their rotation, according to Buster Olney of ESPN.

The Yankees have been connected to both Hiroki Kuroda and Edwin Jackson lately, but haven’t like the contracts for either. Perhaps this is the first sign that they might cave on holding firm with the payroll in order to improve their rotation. Kuroda remains more likely because he should take a one-year deal while Jackson will probably need a five year pact.

One other pitcher on the market whom they may be considering is Roy Oswalt. They have been reluctant to get into discussions with him because of his back issues, but perhaps the idea of getting him on a one-year deal will change their minds.

We’ll have to wait and see, but it seems as if the Yankees may make a move yet.

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2 Responses to Rumor: Yankees to decide on budget expansion

  1. NYYJJinATL says:

    Jackson is another AJ Burnett. I wouldn't just walk away from him….I'd SPRINT.

    Kuroda or Oswalt on a one year makes a TON of sense as a place setter for the kids in AAA. GET IT DONE!!

  2. Gonzalo says:

    There is a reason why Jackson has been in so many teams or why do they take a look and get rid of him.
    By far Oswalt or Kuroda over Jackson