Pretty much at the beginning of the offseason, every team likes to call the agents of the players and show that they have interest. Well today the Yankees did just that, meeting with the agents of Carlos Beltran, Shin-Soo Choo, Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann and Stephen Drew.
The Yankees have interest in the biggest names on the free agent market, including their own Robinson Cano. The Yankees are slated to meet with Cano’s agent Jay-Z sometime next week. The interesting part is the Yankees interest in Stephen Drew, especially after the Yankees signed Derek Jeter to a $12 Million contract for the 2014 season. Hal Steinbrenner said today that he spoke with Jeter to let him know that the Yankees were also going to look around for a shortstop, should Jeter not be able to play all 162 games coming off an ankle injury.
The Yankees aren’t the only ones interested in catcher Brian McCann as the Boston Red Sox also have a strong interest as well, however the Red Sox are also considering their own Jarrod Saltalamacchia.
Ellsbury, Choo and Drew are represented by Scott Boras, Beltran by Dan Lozano and McCann by B.B. Abbott.
Here are some other tidbits from today
– The Yankees called the agent of Brian Wilson but Wilson is not an option for the Yankees. Wilson refuses to shave his beard. Even if I wanted to make that up…I couldn’t.
-- The Yankees have not made an offer to Carlos Beltran or Brian McCann as of yet. However, they are “very” interested in both players.