Marlins have Stanton on market
the most likely matches. The New York Yankees do not appear to be a probable destination. Right fielder Aaron Judge won the AL Rookie of the Year award unanimously after hitting 52 homers, centre fielder Aaron Hicks played well when he wasn’t hurt, and Clint Frazier is competing for playing time among a group that includes veterans Brett Gardner and Jacoby Ellsbury.
“We have a lot of good players signed, so we’re not in a situation where we have to be pressured into moving fast on anything,” general manager Brian Cashman said. “It gives us a little bit of a chance to be patient and engage the market and see if there’s any value to be had via trade or free agencies for us because we have a lot pieces currently in place and more pieces coming.”
New York does figure to be interested in 23-year-old Japanese right-hander and outfielder Shohei Otani, a twoway player who wants to sign with a major league team. But the Major League Baseball Players Association does not seem close to an agreement on a new posting deal with MLB management and Nippon Professional Baseball. That could push off Otani negotiations for weeks or months.
Teams are having trade discussions and agents also are the hotel, pitching their clients.
Cashman is not meeting with manager candidates during the GM session. Yankees bench coach Rob Thomson and former Cleveland and Seattle manager Eric Wedge were interviewed last week, and Cashman would not deny reports that San Francisco bench coach Hensley Meulens will be interviewed.
France’s David Poisson competes during the men’s downhill Alpine Ski World Cup race in Kvitfjell, Norway, March 12, 2016. The French skiing federation says downhiller Poisson has died following a training crash.