Hot Stove: Yankees will look at trade/free agent options at 2B


While the Yankees seem intent on having Rob Refsnyder and Jose Pirela compete for the second base spot, they’re also open to finding another second basemen as insurance elsewhere.

According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Yankees are going to look at trade and free agent options for second base and Heyman added the Bronx Bombers would consider ex-Yankee Stephen Drew for second base.

The Yankees looking at other options isn’t the¬†worst thing in the world, but the fact the Yankees are even considering Stephen Drew–who didn’t do much with the bat during the second half of the 2014 season–might hint they’re not fully committed to the idea of having Refsnyder and Pirela man second base.

While insurance at second base helps in case injuries occur, Cashman would be better off shying away from the second base market and see what the young talent has to offer. If the Yankees never did so, Robinson Cano never would of been discovered–just saying.

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12 Responses to Hot Stove: Yankees will look at trade/free agent options at 2B

  1. I read this two ways. 1, Cashman is always open to at least hearing all possibilities no matter what. And 2, Jon Heyman is trying to help build a market for his friend Scott Boras' client. Probably a little bit of both.

    • Celerino says:

      The other thing is that Cashman doesn't like to hand over a job to a kid easily, whether it's to minimize the pressure the kid feels or to keep a fire lit under him. If they do bring someone else in, it might be a utility guy. The way it stands now, if Pierla doesn't make the team, A-Rod is the only backup 3b.

    • I agree, though my patience is already gone with #2. When I read an article by Heyman, I check to see if that player is a Boras client. Then I disregard it entirely, if the player is a Boras client.

  2. Steve S. says:

    That's just stupid. Stephen Drew is a mannequin. Nothing more than a free out for a pitcher. Hopefully Cashman has extracted his head from his ass far enough so not to sign that worthless player again.

  3. Steve S. says:

    FYI, Drew wants at least $7 million. Apparently one mill for every hit he had in the month of August. He hit .162 for the Yankees and .176 for the Red Sox. He's nothing more than average in the field and can't hit with runners in scoring position. $7 million? LMAO. What a joke.

    • Celerino says:

      It's kind of sad to see him completely miscalculate his market value for a second season in a row.

  4. Goodness, I am so sick about hearing about Drew. He weighs more than he batted…making him worse than Ryan yet he wants 3x more than what is making.

  5. Robert Rufa says:

    Seems Drew's batting average was respectable in years he played more than 100 games–.264 over 5 years. I wonder why.

  6. Nunzio says:

    Stay young cash give all the kids a chance….this is the Yankee future young arms…young legs…forever young please stay the course…..let all the others pay freely for the trade and baits…then they blow there ars out or bat 250 with maybe 20 home runs… can get that from our young and pay less ….let the kids play I'm tired of watching over priced players sit back and collect there big pay checks…. Let the other teams for once be the ones that get nothing for giving those big contacts… will be a pleasure to see our homegrown kids make there way .gt

  7. NunioBiesniz says:

    The Yanks need a real 2B. Not some AAA wannabe. Wtf did they trade Prado?!

  8. Tom says:

    I know his history is not great lately but I think Ricky Weeks is still on the market, I would guess he would come fairly cheap and might be worth looking at.

  9. Balt Yank says:

    I am glad to see the kids play. Hope they hit 270+. Prado's bat would have been nice in this lineup. Next year's lineup:

    Tex (?)
    Beltran (?)
    AROD (DH)
    2B (hitting 270!)
    SS (hitting 230)

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