Earlier today Buster Olney tweeted that while this is purely speculation some scouts and executives have said the Yankees and Moustakas could potentially look at a one year deal. Moustakas would be looking to re-establish his value on a one year deal to get a more lucrative deal somewhere else in 2018.
Moustakas batted .272 with 38 home runs and 85 runs batted in. The Yankees would be the perfect place for him to improve his free agency stock for next season by being able to feast on the right field porch. He was fourteenth among all hitters in fly ball percentage and 40th on pulling the ball. Moustakas could prove his worth on the big stage with the Yankees and collect a bigger pay day in 2018 if successful. The Yankees in turn would get a really good third baseman that is much needed for the upcoming season. Not to mention Moustakas would be in a line up with protection all around him in the line up so he would get better pitches to hit. The Yankees were also quoted by Jon Heyman as saying they “love” Moustakas in 2017.
Again, this is purely speculation at this point, but Buster Olney has indicated that with the Moustakas market being so dry at the moment the Yankees could be a perfect suitor for him on a one year deal. He wouldn’t stunt the farm system growth, or interfere with a Yankee free agency run at Orioles all star third baseman, Manny Machado. Whether or not this happens remains to be seen, but adding Moustakas to an already potent line up is something to be excited about.
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