Yankees holding off on Scherzer?
Max Scherzer is the top starting pitcher available in free agency. The Yankees could use an ace in their rotation. But that doesn’t mean the two sides are a great fit.
Scherzer, a Scott Boras client, is reportedly seeking a deal with at least $200 million guaranteed and close to Clayton Kershaw’s $215 million extension with the Dodgers, according to Newsday’s David Lennon.
The high asking price is sure to drive off many teams, though the Yankees are not typically in that category. However, Yankees general Brian Cashman said Monday that Scherzer’s number is on “a higher level than we’d like to play in right now.”
On Tuesday, Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York said he’s been told the Yanks are “absolutely not” pursuing Scherzer.
New York added to its pitching staff Tuesday, signing left-hander Chris Capuano to a one-year deal worth $5 million. The Bronx Bombers still need an elite pitcher such as Scherzer, but it appears as if they are holding off on that front for now.
It will be interesting to see if the Yankees change their tune moving forward.