Yankees meet with agents for Beltran, Choo, Ellsbury, McCann and Drew 24

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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.

┬áThe Yankees have not made an offer to Carlos Beltran or Brian McCann as of yet. However, they are “very” interested in both players.

24 thoughts on “Yankees meet with agents for Beltran, Choo, Ellsbury, McCann and Drew

  • tom

    I usually wanted Choo but he can't flat out hit against southpaw. We have to deal with Lester, Price, Holland, Sale, Moore, and few more southpaws. Too much rival issue for Yankees with Choo in the lineup. 22m for that? I dunno.

  • hotdog

    not the greatest crop of free agents out there…big price tags for mid-level players…if the Yankees can acquire some guys via trade, it might be best…

  • Tanned Tom

    Could any of these free agents have started for the 96-00 Yanks?
    Posada over McCann, Jeter over Drew, Bernie over Ellsbury.
    O'Neill versus Choo or Beltran might be different, though I think I'd still take Paulie due to Beltran's knees, and over Choo for defense.
    Pretty thin FA market.

  • Clyde

    Great move to possibly get Ellsbury,McCann and Beltran

    Trade Gardner for another piece.

    And Hopefully sign Cano

  • Bonnie

    Maybe Gardner could be the piece that acquires David Freese.
    Ellsbury would be a great upgrade at CF.

    And gets you insurance if and when AROD gets suspended

  • Clay

    The Yankees are showing interest in almost every top notch player that one of their rivals may be interested in the MLB Eastern division. It's just to keep the prices high as possible for the Yankee competitors. Boston is doing the same thing to drive up the prices for the Yankees.

  • mikefoxtrot

    it won't be difficult because Gardner won't be a free agent until after next season and the Yankees will no longer be worried about keeping the payroll under $189M.

    Baseball Reference shows Gardner has played four full seasons and has averaged about 4.5 WAR. They show that Ellsbury has also played four full seasons and has averaged about 5 WAR

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