Originally Posted by DeadsetAce
Originally Posted by Essential1
They're not pursuing Lester or Scherzer. Which they need a top end starter. Lester is such a safe investment for the Yankees it's ridiculous.
i dunno about this. i can see them swooping in at any point. when things appear quiet in the yankee camp, it always makes me nervous.
and i don't think any guy older than 25 set to get 6 years $140M is a safe bet. no one.
Maybe they can swoop in.
And sure, he could stink the last couple years.
But I like Lester's chances, based on the type of pitcher he is. And non-power pitching lefties are good money for Yankee stadium.
2 reasons specifically why they need Lester
1. Every starter for the Yankees is a question mark. Tanaka's great, but still has the elbow tear, Pineda is great but always injured, CC is a power pitcher with no power is at best an okay #3, Shane Greene could be a fluke and he was at best a back end starter, Nova is inconsistent and coming off TJ.
2. They have very little committed for a year 5 or 6 for the rest of the team, and I don't see anybody in the next couple of years that are must have huge contracts, and someone like Betances won't even hit Free Agency until a Robertson deal has finished.
Also when they lose Headley because he wants more than is plausible to give him, and want McCarthy who would be over $10+ mil. You might as well just go after Lester because the money opened up for him.