A fine offseason Tuesday.
There was some thought that the free agency of Yoshinobu Yamamoto could hold up the rest of a robust pitching market, but thus far, that hasn’t been the case. Aaron Nola signed the first big contract of the offseason last week, re-upping with Philadelphia for seven years, and yesterday, former Yankee Sonny Gray signed on for three years and $75 million with the Cardinals, who have also added Lance Lynn and Kyle Gibson to their rotation. Gray has quietly been one of the most effective starters in the league (since leaving the Yankees), and he’ll look to help St. Louis rebound from a disappointing 2023.
This morning, check out Josh’s profile Jung-hoo Lee, one of this winter’s more fascinating free agent cases. Also, Malachi looks back on the career of Sparky Lyle, while Sam renders the grade on Anthony Volpe’s 2023 season.
1. Which of these scenarios is most likely: the Yankees acquire Juan Soto, they acquire Yoshinobu Yamamoto, both, or neither?
2. Will Clarke Schmidt start the 2024 season in the Yankee rotation?