REPORT: Yankees Expected To Aggressively Pursue Former MVP To Spearhead Franchise Revamp

The New York Yankees are at a crossroads. One of the most disappointing seasons in franchise history is wrapping up and the Bombers are left with more questions than answers.

Injuries have undoubtedly been a thorn in the side of the Yankees this year, contributing significantly to their struggles. However, that can’t be an excuse for general manager Brian Cashman (assuming he stays).

This is obviously a flawed team that has holes to fill. There’s no way around that.

Jon Heyman, MLB insider for the NY Post and MLB Network, mentioned two big names that the Yankees are expected to pursue in the offseason.

“Cody Bellinger and Matt Chapman both would fit, but the competition will be keen,” Heyman stated. “Bellinger looks especially enticing as an outstanding center fielder and left-handed hitter who has regained near-MVP form on the North Side of Chicago.”

“He’d be a great pickup, as long as they let him do what he’s doing now and don’t mention the words ‘launch’ or ‘angle.'”

Bellinger’s resurgence with the Cubs has been nothing short of remarkable this season. The former National League Most Valuable Player endured a string of injury-riddled seasons but has largely remained healthy in 2023.

His performance has reflected this newfound durability, making him one of the premier outfielders in baseball. 

As the 28-year-old slugger approaches free agency, it’s widely anticipated that he will command one of the most lucrative contracts of the offseason.

Should the Yankees go after him?

You have to admit, his swing is PERFECT for that short porch in right field.

Also, he has proven he can play in the spotlight in a big market.

Should the Bombers pull the trigger???