Yankees Notes: Beltran, Sabathia, Cashman, Montero

We heard this morning that Robinson Cano is looking to re-work his deal with the Yankees. Here’s more news about the defending American League East champions…

  • The Yankees are considering Carlos Beltran as a possible right fielder, according to Wallace Matthews of ESPNNewYork.com. The Yankees have a $10.25MM option for Nick Swisher that they have to make a decision on after the World Series, but they could pick up the option, sign Beltran and trade Swisher.
  • The Yankees’ negotiations with C.C. Sabathia could come down to the team's willingness to guarantee the left-hander a seventh year, according to George A. King III of the New York Post. While the Yankees would be comfortable with a five or six-year deal worth roughly $25MM per season, the Yankees would pause if Sabathia wants a seven or eight-year deal. Sabathia is expected to opt out of the four years and $92MM remaining on his contract.
  • Anthony McCarron of the New York Daily News hears that Brian Cashman’s extension with the Yankees is “just about” complete. The GM’s deal, which appears to be for three years or more, could be announced as soon as the World Series ends.
  • Joel Sherman of the New York Post draws parallels between Mike Napoli of the Rangers and Yankees catching prospect Jesus Montero. Montero can hit despite questions about his defensive ability, so Sherman suggests it might be wise for the Yankees to keep Montero instead of trading him for starting pitching.


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Yankees420
3 years 8 months ago

I’m proud of you.

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3 years 8 months ago

Posada yes the Yankees had to put up with his defense, and guess what Montero’s is even worse.

Also you can’t sight good offensive catchers such as Joe Mauer and Brian McCann as reasoning for Montero to catch, because the difference is those two guys can catch and Montero simply can not.

He’s not agile, he is veeeerrryy big (built like a 1b), and scouting reports have consistently stated that he is not a good thrower and not a good game caller. Catching in the minors doesn’t mean he can do it in the big leagues.

The only Jays example I will make is of Brett Lawrie and fans calling for him to go over and fill the hole at second for the Jays because he played there in the minors.

The simple reality that I have realized and that you should too is that the minors and majors are very different

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3 years 8 months ago

Posada yes the Yankees had to put up with his defense, and guess what Montero’s is even worse.

Also you can’t sight good offensive catchers such as Joe Mauer and Brian McCann as reasoning for Montero to catch, because the difference is those two guys can catch and Montero simply can not.

He’s not agile, he is veeeerrryy big (built like a 1b), and scouting reports have consistently stated that he is not a good thrower and not a good game caller. Catching in the minors doesn’t mean he can do it in the big leagues.

The only Jays example I will make is of Brett Lawrie and fans calling for him to go over and fill the hole at second for the Jays because he played there in the minors.

The simple reality that I have realized and that you should too is that the minors and majors are very different