What Will A Week In San Diego Bring The Yankees?

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Will The Yankees Break The Bank And Give Out Another Mega-Deal?

Rumors have circulated now for the past couple of weeks, that Max Scherzer and the Yankees have been quietly negotiating a deal that would bring the former Cy Young winner to the Bronx. Those rumors have been argued back and forth by various members of the media, with some saying they are legit, while outlets controlled by the Yankees (YES Network) have said the reports are “inaccurate.” So which is it? Scott Boras is Scherzer’s agent, and he likes to stir up the pot, but for me, where there is smoke, there is fire.

The Yankees could certainly use a big time pitcher in their rotation, with Pineda and Sabathia as question marks, and no guarantee that Brandon McCarthy returns to the fold. Add in the fact that Hiroki Kuroda will either retire or head back to Japan to pitch, the Yankees need at least two starting arms for the rotation. But does a 6-year, $200 million contract make sense for a guy with ONE CAREER COMPLETE GAME and whose velocity is starting to drop at an alarming rate? There are cheaper, better-suited options for the Yankees, and unless they want a repeat of the situation they have with C.C. Sabathia, they’ll avoid signing Max Scherzer like the plague. But, this is the Yankees.

Prediction: The Yankees sign Mad Max to a 7-year, $185 million contract