REPORT: Yankees Expected To Make “Massive Offer” To THIS Star (& It’s NOT Ohtani!)

It’s been a nightmare 2023 season for the New York Yankees.

Other than their crosstown rival Mets, and the San Diego Padres, they’ve been the most disappointing team in all of baseball. 

Heads will surely roll. Many feel that general manager Brian Cashman’s head should be one of them – but it almost certainly will not. 

Manager Aaron Boone may be a different story.

Regardless, there is need for plenty of improvement on the field – and according to reports, the club is expected to make a massive offer to one pitcher in particular. 

“Yankees plan to offer 25-year-old pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto an offer that significantly exceeds the seven-years, $155 million they gave Masahiro Tanaka, per

Yamamoto, at just 25 years old, is expected to become one of the most coveted free agents this offseason if he decides to part ways with the Buffaloes.

Cashman recently made the trek to Japan to scout the young right-handed pitcher in person, witnessing an impressive no-hitter performance that left a lasting impression.

The competition for Yamamoto’s signature will be fierce, with the Boston Red Sox and New York Mets widely believed to be in the mix.

Reports suggest that the Yankees are prepared to offer the rising star a substantial contract, one that could potentially exceed the seven-year, $155 million deal awarded to Masahiro Tanaka.

Such a hefty offer reflects Yamamoto’s immense potential and track record of success. With a career ERA of just 1.74 over seven professional seasons with the Buffaloes, he has consistently delivered outstanding performances.

Notably, his ERA has not surpassed the 2.00 mark since 2020, solidifying his (near) can’t-miss status. 

Who should sign Yamamoto, assuming he leaves Japan?

Do you think he will end up being a better Major League pitcher than Tanaka?

Signing him would surely excited Yankees fans. However, bringing him on-board shouldn’t take the Bombers out of the Ohtani sweepstakes.