Which Of Yankees Own FA’s Should Have Teams Attention


Every offseason a choice as to whether a player is worth keeping must be made. This year, the the New York Yankees face some tough ones.

Hiroki Kuroda

Though he was a huge piece of the Yankees 2014 rotation, Kuroda might not be the best candidate to return to the Bronx.

First of all, we don’t know if he’s going to retire. Also, he might not be very effective if he chooses to continue his career.

2014 saw Kuroda’s ERA climb to 3.71, which isn’t bad, but a bit high for him. This was mostly caused by his rocky first half, when he went 6-6 with a 4.10 ERA. He turned his season around in the second half, but questions about his age and ability still linger.

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Stephen Drew

After a solid 2013 season in which he helped the Boston Red Sox win a World Series championship, Drew was terrible this past season.

He hit .162 between the Red Sox and Yankees with only 7 home runs and 26 RBIs. This might have been because of his holdout which lasted until May, but that performance was not typical for Stephen Drew. He is a better player than that, which is why the Yankees should resign him to a 0ne or two year deal.

Chase Headley

Headley was decent for the Yankees after being acquired by the San Diego Padres at the trade deadline. He hit .262/.371/.398 with 6 home runs and 17 RBIs in 58 games.

Unfortunately for the Yankees, he probably isn’t worth keeping.

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports has reported that Headley has a 4-year, $65 million offer on the table from an unknown club. It’s doubtful that the Yankees made that offer as they reportedly don’t want to go past three years for Headley.

David Robertson

His first season as Yankees closer was pretty successful as he posted a 3.08 ERA while converting 39 of 44 save opportunities. 2014 also saw the emergence of another young reliever, Dellin Betances.

Though Robertson was good for the Yankees, Betances was better (1.40 ERA with 135 strikeouts in 90 innings pitched), which diminishes Robertson’s value as they already have a future closer.

Also, the Yankees are said to be in pursuit of another reliever, Andrew Miller.

For the money that Robertson will demand, he might want to look elsewhere.

Brandon McCarthy

After an abysmal start to the season, McCarthy turned his season around with the Yankees. In 14 starts with New York, he went 7-5 with a 2.89 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP.

His performance in the Bronx was so good that it warrants a new contract. This team needs starting pitching as the rest of their rotation has serious history with injury.

They need a starter in the middle of the rotation who will consistently give them seven innings per start. That could be McCarthy.