December 5, 2020

Yankees’ plans for MLB free agency are about to crystalize (New York Post)


With the World Series heading for completion, the answers to questions facing the Yankees will begin to crystalize.

The organization began meeting this past week via Zoom and will continue this coming week.

The biggest decisions facing the Yankees are whether to re-sign free agents DJ LeMahieu and Masahiro Tanaka, what to do with Zack Britton’s 2022 option, and deciding whether Gleyber Torres and Gary Sanchez will continue to be their shortstop and catcher, respectively. If they decide Torres and Sanchez are not their best options, the Yankees will be busy filling those positions in a financial climate that has been severely damaged because COVID-19 denied customers entrance to ballparks for the 60-game schedule.

Other decisions include whether or not to bring Brett Gardner back and whether they should explore trade options for Adam Ottavino and Luke Voit.

The Yankees have three days following the World Series to pick up Britton’s $14 million option for 2022. If they don’t, Britton can opt out of the $13 million he is due for 2021 and become a free agent.

Free agency begins the day after the World Series ends. Players can’t sign with a new team until five days…

Read “Yankees’ plans for MLB free agency are about to crystalize” at New York Post