It seems that the New York Yankees are out of luck as of late. The Yankees are usually the favorites to win the American League East but they didn’t even make the postseason last year after being beat up by injuries and off-field issues.
Pay per head services are aware that the Yankees have a lot of questions to deal with. They answered one of them by re-signing shortstop Derek Jeter to a one-year, $12 million contract but now they have to come up with contracts for Robinson Cano, Curtis Granderson and Hiroki Kuroda. The problem is that these three players turned down $14.1 million qualifying offers from the Yankees. Curtis Granderson will become a free agent and test out the market while Robinson Cano and Hiroki Kuroda will talk new contracts with the Yankees. If any of them end up signing with another team then the Yankees are going to get a sandwich pick between the first and second rounds of the 2014 MLB Draft.
The Yankees should work out deals with all three but they might not be able to. Granderson played only 61 games last season because he broke his forearm in Spring Training and then his pinkie during the season. The outfielder, who will turn 33 in March, hit .229 with 7 home runs and 15 RBIs but he is still one of the best outfielders available on the market.
Some reports suggest that the Yankees will try to land Carlos Beltran, who is apparently looking for a three or four year-deal, coming off of a two-year deal with the Cardinals.
The main goal for the Yankees will be to bring back Robinson Cano, who wants a 10-year contract worth over $300 million but the team is willing to give him somewhere around a seven or eight-year deal worth between $180-$200 million.
Hiroki Kuroda was playing under a one year, $15 million contract and at 38 he probably wants a similar contract.