Five Value Free Agents for the Yankees to Consider

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Tony Sipp, LHP

If Miller is traded, the Yankees will need to look for a left-handed addition to their bullpen. Sipp, a 45th round pick in 2004, is coming off the best season of his professional career to date. In 54.1 innings, the 32-year-old finished with a 1.99 ERA and 62 strikeouts while walking only 15.

Sipp does not have the track record of Darren O’Day, likely the most expensive free-agent reliever on the market. The 2015 season was his first with an ERA below 3.00 since his rookie year in 2009. Sipp earned only $2.4 million last season, and even if his performance in 2015 warrants a raise into the $4-5 million range, he will be much cheaper than Miller. It still seems unlikely the Yankees will trade Miller, but if they do, Sipp should become a target for the Bronx Bombers.

4 Responses

  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

  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.

  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.

  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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