Despite not landing Bryce Harper or Manny Machado, the New York Yankees have actually been big spenders this winter.
In fact, per Dayn Perry of CBS Sports, the Yankees are second only to the Washington Nationals in terms of money spent. New York, despite a seemingly quiet offseason, has spent $124.555 million. The key names added and/or retained include Adam Ottavino, J.A. Happ, Zach Britton, and DJ LeMahieu, among others.
By comparison, the Nationals have spent an astounding $189 million, with hurler Patrick Corbin and second baseman Brian Dozier headlining a busy winter. Should Harper opt to return to Washington DC, that number will increase significantly. Coming in third behind New York are the Los Angeles Dodgers, who have spent just $85 million in adding A.J. Pollock and Joe Kelly.
It just goes to show you, baseball fans, this offseason has been deceptively busy. There are plenty of big names left on the board, but Perry’s numbers don’t lie. Plenty of money has been spent in free agency despite Harper and Machado still looking for work. Top arms in Craig Kimbrel and Dallas Keuchel are also expected to sign lucrative deals at some point.
The MLB offseason is far from over, ladies and gentlemen. Be sure to stay tuned to Elite Sports NY for any and all updates!