Report: Yankees Eyeing Rangers’ Elvis Andrus


With the Yankees in need of a shortstop for the first time in 20 years, there has been a lot of talk going around as to who Derek Jeter‘s successor at the position may be.

New reports now suggest that current Texas Rangers’ SS Elvis Andrus has caught the eye of the Yankees’ front office, as they are reportedly “intrigued” by the idea of him occupying Jeter’s old position.

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If the Yankees were to acquire Andrus, it would have to be via a trade, as Andrus is set to make $120 million over the next eight years with the Rangers, a deal that doesn’t even start until next season.

Of course, the question of the contract will be the biggest issue here. With previous reports stating that the Yankees weren’t planning on making $100 million plus deals to some of the biggest free agents on the market, like Max Scherzer, and Pablo Sandoval, why would they be willing to take on that kind of contract for Andrus? And if the Yankees were willing to take on Andrus and his contract, what exactly would the Rangers want in return?

With the GM meeting starting up today in Phoenix, one can only guess whether or not Brian Cashman is setting the groundwork for this deal, or any other deals, at this very moment.