Baseball rumors: Yankees meet with former National League MVP

Baseball rumors: Yankees meet with former National League MVP ...

The New York Yankees seem to play ball this winter.

The Yankees met with reps for most lefthanded-hitting 1B, including Freddie Freeman. Of course, the Braves would presumably retain Freeman, while Rizzo and perhaps Olson, among other things, may be more realistic for NYY. But there are lots of interesting FF stories.

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The lefty freeman, five-time All-Star, was national league MVP in 2020.

Earlier this year, the 32-year-old Freeman hit.300 with 31 home runs, leading the Braves to victory in the 2021 World Series.

Freeman is a three-time Silver Slugger Award winner and got a Gold Glove in 2018.

The Athletics Jim Bowden believes Freeman will sign for six years and 1787 million.

One of the top-tier shortstops on the open market is Carlos Correa, the Los Angeles Dodgers Corey Seager, the Colorado Rockies Trevor Story, the Toronto Blue Jays Marcus Semien and the New York Mets Javier Baez.

If the Yankees pass on Freeman, they could resign Anthony Rizzo for two years. McDaniel projects a two-year, $22 million contract for Rizzo while Bowden thinks Rizzo will sign for four years and $80 million.

If that wasn't enough, the Yankees could get a deal for Oakland As slugger Matt Olson, who was under team control by 2023, a Spotrac wrote.

The Yankees always decide to go with Lut Voit, the 2020 MLB home run champion that continues to be under team control until 2024.

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A prospect of the former Yoanees could benefit from the signing of Eduardo Rodriguez for Red Sox from the Tigers.

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Mike Rosenstein may be reached by email at mrosenstein@njadvancemedia.com.

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