Yankees should consider buying out Gleyber Torres’ arbitration years

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Pony Up

No matter how the 2019 season ends for the Yankees, in general, and Torres specifically, general manager Brian Cashman should make it a top priority to extend the young star.

Let me preface this by saying:

A) I am not saying that Cashman should break the bank to extend Torres. He does not need to do so. Torres may also not want to sign just yet. If it doesn’t work out this year, Torres has a few more years to work out a massive extension.

B) What I’m advocating is more in the mold of what the Braves just did with Ronald Acuña Jr and Ozzie Albies. I believe that Torres is a generational talent, and I would lock him up if I could. If he’s willing to take 10 years for $120-$130 million — jump on that.

C) I’m aware that Torres is under team control through the 2024 season.

D) The Yankees have other offseason priorities such as doing everything in their power to acquire a starting pitcher (Gerrit Cole), re-signing looming free agents such as Gregorius and Dellin Betances — and locking up stars who are approaching arbitration, such as Judge and Gary Sanchez.