The New York Yankees are interested in many players, but these are the top five they are targeting.
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The Yankees are one of the most iconic baseball teams in America. They have a long and storied history, dating back to their founding in 1901. The Yankees have won 27 World Series titles, more than any other team in baseball. They are also one of the most successful teams in terms of winning percentage.
The Yankees Roster
The Yankees currently have a full 40-man roster. Below is the complete list of players on the Yankees roster, as well as their position, bats/throws, and year of birth.
Aroldis Chapman, LHP (1988)
Zack Britton, LHP (1986)
Luis Cessa, RHP (1992)
Chad Green, RHP (1991)
Stephen Tarpley, LHP (1992)
Jonathan Loaisiga, RHP (1995)
Tommy Kahnle, RHP (1989)
Adam Ottavino, RHP ( 1982)
James Paxton, LHP (1985)
Masahiro Tanaka, RHP (1988)
Domingo Germán, RHP (1991)
J.A. Happ, LHP (1982)
Trevor Rosenthal WLP (1990-)
Edwin Encarnación 1B/DH (1983-)
DJ LeMahieu 2B/3B INF R/R 1991
Gio Urshela 3B INF R/R 1989
Miguel Andújar 3B DH R/R 1995
Didi Gregorius SS LH 1990-
The Yankees’ Farm System
The Yankees’ farm system is one of the most renowned in baseball. The Yankees have drafted and developed many superstars who have gone on to have Hall of Fame careers. In recent years, the Yankees have been especially successful in developing starting pitchers. They currently have several young starters who are among the best in the majors.
The Yankees’ farm system is always a source of great interest for fans. Many Yankees fans keep tabs on the team’s prospects and eagerly await their debuts. The Yankees often call up prospects when they need help at the major league level, so fans always have a chance to see the team’s future stars.
The Free Agents
With the start of free agency there are several players the Yankees have been linked too. The team is interested in upgrades at several positions. They’ve been linked to free agent starting pitchers Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg. The Yankees are also interested in left-handed reliever Andrew Miller.
The Free Agent Market
The Yankees have been linked to a number of free agents this offseason. Here’s a look at some of the players they’ve been connected to:
The Yankees’ Interest In Free Agents
The Yankees remain interested in several top free agents, including Manny Machado and Bryce Harper, as the Winter Meetings begin on Monday.
New York has been linked to both superstars since the end of the regular season, and with the team’s recent acquisition of left-handed pitcher James Paxton from the Seattle Mariners, the Bronx Bombers appear to have the pieces in place to make a run at one (or both) of them.
The Yankees have also been rumored to be interested in free agent infielderDJ LeMahieu, who would provide some much-needed depth at second base and third base.
With Machado and Harper still unsigned, and LeMahieu reportedly receiving significant interest from other teams, it remains to be seen how things will play out for the Bronx Bombers this offseason.
The Trade Market
The Yankees have been linked to a number of players in trade rumors this offseason. The most prominent names that have been mentioned are Manny Machado and Bryce Harper. The Yankees are also reportedly interested in J.T. Realmuto, Corey Kluber, and Madison Bumgarner. The team is clearly looking to add some firepower to their lineup for the 2019 season.
The Yankees’ Trade Partners
The Yankees have been linked to just about every player on the trade market this season.
The Bombers were reportedly interested in Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman before he was dealt to the Mets.
New York also checked in on San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner, but he ultimately went to the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The Yankees have also been connected to Tigers starter Matthew Boyd and Rays relievers Tyler Glasnow and Chaz Roe.
The Yankees’ Trade Pieces
The Yankees have a few trade pieces that they could use to bolster their roster for a playoff push.
Pitchers Sonny Gray and J.A. Happ are both having solid seasons and could be intriguing targets for teams in need of starting pitching help.
In the bullpen, left-hander Zach Britton is one of the best relief pitchers in baseball and would be a valuable addition to any team. Right-handers David Robertson and Dellin Betances are also having good seasons and could be used in a trade.
The Yankees have a surplus of outfielders and could use some help at third base, so outfielder Clint Frazier and infielder Miguel Andujar could be used as trade bait.
In conclusion, the Yankees are interested in a variety of players, but they seem to be focusing on starting pitchers and outfielders. They have been linked to numerous free agents and trade targets, and it will be interesting to see who they ultimately decide to pursue.