The Yankees and former AL Cy Young winning right-hander Corey Kluber have agreed on a one-year deal worth just north of $10 million. New York now has two legit big-game starters that leaves financial flexibility for other additions on this roster.
Also considering the rest of the American League East took steps back, Yankees’ GM Brian Cashman found a way to leap forward without digging too deep into their pockets. A big step to allow for additional deals.
So, now what?
According to reports, the Yankees are now dabbling in the market for former Astros slugger Michael Brantley. With a relatively frugal six-year deal for second baseman D.J. LeMahieu and Corey Kluber, the bombers can now afford to get creative.
Of course if the Yankees end up nabbing Brantley, they’ll then likely find a deal for another top-flight pitcher on the trade market.
Cincinatti ace Luis Castillo perhaps?
Corey Kluber is an excellent signing for the Yankees that puts them in position to make a World Series for the first time since 2009. If they want to improve their chances even further, there’s expected to be plenty of trade options on the table. The Bronx Bombers are back in the hunt.