Jon Heyman of CBS Sports says the Yankees met with Chase Headley’s representatives recently, but it’s no secret Headley is gaining interest from the outside market. The San Francisco Giants are aggressively pursuing Headley after losing Pablo Sandoval to the Boston Red Sox two weeks ago.
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Headley is said to have suggested to some the Yankees are his top choice. However, the Giants, champions three times in the past five years, provide an interesting second ooption. They lost Sandoval, and their appearance in this derby raises the possibility of a spirited competition for the player who hit .243 with 13 home runs and 49 RBI but was much better than that in New York. Hank Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle mentioned the Headley interest on the part of the Giants a couple days ago, and Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com suggested it was “aggressive.”
The Marlins and Astros are said to have interest, but it still seems hard to imagine — despite a report of a $65 million offer by an unnamed team — Headley going somewhere other than New York or San Francisco.
The Yankees were hoping to offer Headley a three-year deal, but after hearing the four-year, $65 Million offer, they’re uncertain if Headley will be in their future plans.