New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman explained how teams are “knocking on the door” for left fielder Brett Gardner.
It’s winter meetings time which means all sorts of buzz surrounding the New York Yankees and major league baseball is flooding in.
The 33-year-old left fielder has two years and $25 million dwelling on what’s considered to be a decently fair contract which includes a club option of $12.5 million for 2019 and a $2 million buyout.
His production — in the top-10 in walks, runs scored, hits, triples, and stolen bases among Yankees’ hitters since 1990 — and recent gold glove award justify such interest.
Last season, Gardner slashed .261/.351/.362 with his highest on-base percentage since 2010. No specific teams were mentioned by the Yankees’ GM.
Unfortunately, it makes sense that during the youth movement that is currently taking place, it is reasonable to field offers and make a deal. Heck, every single fan hopes the highly touted Clint Frazier takes over as soon as this season.
Cashman also stated that he is fully prepared to be in competition for the cost of flamethrowing closer, Aroldis Chapman. He also smashed the false report that he has contacted Minnesota on Brian Dozier.
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