Via the NY Daily News:
According to a source, the Yankees aren't planning to make a hard charge for Carl Crawford or Jayson Werth, the top two offensive free agents available this winter.
The source reasoned Crawford or Werth wouldn’t fit in the Yankees outfield with Brett Gardner, Nick Swisher and Curtis Granderson all expected back.
That sounds like a sensible reason to me. The current outfield is relatively inexpensive for a talented trio, and a slight talent upgrade wouldn’t be worth the huge price increase.
Some of you may be disappointed — don’t lose all hope, it’s just one anonymous source — but I do agree with this source and hope he or she is right about the Yankees’ plans.
As I posted Tuesday, the Giants proved last year pitching wins championships. If Cliff Lee is available, make him the priority. I’m pretty happy with the Yankees so far this offseason.