Update: According to Buster Olney, Scutaro’s bidding has gotten to the three-year, $24 million range. This pretty much eliminates the Yankees from the running.
The only issue really is that Scutaro will probably require at least a two-year deal and the Yankees aren’t giving out any of those. The Yankees supposedly see him as more of shortstop/second baseman, however he does have over 100 games experience as a major league third baseman.
Scutero, 37, is coming off a season where he hit .306/.348/.405 which are numbers pretty close to his career averages so he isn’t in a big decline phase despite his age. He may actually be getting better even as his only two seasons with an OPS+ better than 100 have come in the last four years.
Scutaro is a great lesson in sample sizes though. He comes with a reputation of being a strong postseason player, however out of five series he’s played in he only hit well in two of them and overall his postseason numbers, .286/.323/.374 are more or less in line with his career averages and actually a bit worse.
Scutaro hits slightly better against right handed pitching, but his platoon splits are nothing serious.