Earlier in the offseason, the front office expressed their interest in dealing Chase Headley, a slant that has since been changed.
On Thursday morning, Cashman stated how he will “pass on and keep Chase [Headley]” after receiving calls but inadequate proposals for the 2012 National League All-Star.
In 2016, while Headley didn’t hit an extra-base hit until May 12 and maintained a .178/.265/.178 slash line leading up to that day, he would go on to hit 14 homers for the rest of the year and sustain a respectable .268/.344/.432 batting line.
The switch-hitter’s on-base plus slugging percentage (.716) was the highest it was since 2013 and his defensive runs above average increased from -0.7 in 2015 to 8.6 (third in AL) last season.
Headley is signed through 2018 on a four-year, $52 million contract signed on December 15, 2014, but the odds of moving that salary appears to be eliminated by Cashman indicating that he’ll continue to man the hot corner in the Bronx.