Five Value Free Agents for the Yankees to Consider

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Steve Pearce, 1B/2B/OF

Pearce can play first, second, and both corner outfield spots. The Yankees had Pearce at one point for 12 games in 2012, so there is a history between player and team. The 2014 season was Pearce’s first season of extended playing time, and he delivered 21 home runs in 102 games for the Baltimore Orioles while slashing .293/.373/.556. Pearce filled in admirably for Chris Davis as the Orioles won the division.

The 2015 season was not as kind to Pearce. He was injured for much of the year, and struggled to get untracked. In 92 games, Pearce slashed .218/.289/.422 with 15 homers. Pearce obviously has power in bunches. Injuries and a lack of consistent playing time put him behind the eight ball for 2015. Pearce will turn 33 in mid-April next year, and can probably be had on a two-year deal with a team option for a third. If the Orioles do not attempt to re-sign Pearce, the Yankees should consider pouncing. The veteran could provide good power off the bench and a lot of versatility.

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  1. ronald frushon

    i have said for over one year that ,do not expect any big changes or a trip ti the series until 2017 when we shed are older big money guys that are not producing like in years past. i do think the yanks should admit this,suck it up and start bringing up our top prospects to see what we need in 2017. then will will have the money to get most anyone we want . we would not be talking like this if the sons of George respected their fathers wishes to keep the yanks on top at any cost. HELP, JETER USE SOME OF YOUR MONEY ,AND GET SOME BACKERS AND MAKE THE GUTLESS STEINBRENNERS AN OFFER THEY CANT REFUSE , TO SELL THE TEAM. HAL AND HANK SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF THEM SELVES

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  2. sanitychecker

    In reply to the author: no, no, no, no, and no.

    In reply to Ronald Frushon: in case you haven’t noticed, the Steinbrenners have started following Cashman’s lead in developing and bringing up minor leaguers. The Yanks brought up more than 20 rookies last year for varying stints.

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  3. Les Schraeder

    There is nobody mentioned on this list than makes sense for the Yankees to acquire due to age, size of projected contract or need. The team will be focusing on trades this year to make them relevant during 2016. Afterwards their approach to free agency will most likely change to some degree.

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  4. Michael Bradbury

    Chen is the only one the Yanks are interested in. All the infielders are too old and too expensive compared to what we already have. There was a very well youth movement this year and it’s not stopping now.

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