Shohei Ohtani has told the Yanks not to bother sending out a contingent to meet with him face to face.
Apparently he wants a small market, West Coast team.
You can presume that eliminates the Dodgers and Angels as well. I am thinking Seattle, here.
Hey, it is a loss, but if someone doesn’t want to play in NY, then don’t pursue him. No more Randy Johnson’s here, OK?
As the saying goes, if you can’t stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen. If you feel you can’t handle NY, then best the Yankees NOT sign you.
Granted, he is a talent, but….
So the Yankees move on. No Ohtani. So as far as filling out the rotation goes, there are still options.
Re-sign CC to a 1-yr. deal (he is 38 next summer). NO to a 2-yr. deal.
Sign Alex Cobb.
Sign Lance Lynn.
Sign none of the above and trust that Chance Adams is ready.
I hear about Bryan Mitchell as a #5 starter. I just don’t have faith in that, and think Mitchell will be moved. Just a gut feeling. I also don’t have faith in Luis Cessa there.
But a disappointment. But now to move on and fill out the rotation.
I don’t see Darvish or Arrietta. The Yanks want to get under the cap. Darvish and Arrietta won’t help them do that.