It is no secret that the New York Yankees are interested in strengthening their rotation this offseason. There were rumors that the Yankees were in talks with Keuchel, which he was asked about on the Fox Business Network. Keuchel essentially made his pitch to Cashman, “The lure of the city would be really cool. I like pitching in Yankee Stadium.” When asked about shaving his beard Keuchel made his intentions clear, “For the right opportunity, I would happily shave this beard off, it’s all about winning. I’ve made that very clear from Day 1 of my career starting to this position right now.”
Usually the negotiation process involves the front office to be the aggressor in making a deal happen. It appears that Keuchel will make a negotiation quick and easy should Brian Cashman keep calling.
I officially projected that Patrick Corbin would end up in pinstripes just days ago. He grew up in Syracuse as a die hard Yankees fan, and the team had allegedly had interest even before his impressive 2018 campaign. It appears that Keuchel also has strong interest in becoming part of the Evil Empire. The Yankees would most likely only acquire one of the two top pitchers, though they have the financial capability to land both.
The Yankees have been linked to just about every top free agent and trade candidate making projections tough. Cashman himself has not decided which players to target yet. Keuchel certainly seems open to the idea of donning pinstripes should he get the right contract.
Scott Neville – Head Baseball Writer – WTF Sports