Editorial: With the off-season very much underway, it is time for the rumor mill to really start going. Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen will be brought up a lot this off-season. Could the New York Yankees be a fit?
Toward the end of the Pittsburgh Pirates season, many started to question if it would be Andrew McCutchen‘s final season in Pittsburgh. Many believe that Andrew McCutchen is disgruntled here in Pittsburgh, and that it would benefit both sides to split ways. From the Pirates side it makes sense. They can trade him while he still has relatively high value, regardless of him having a down season. They can also acquire a nice package of players back. The package would include some who could contribute in 2017, and it would include some prospects.
The New York Yankees are always in the thick of things every off-season. With missing the playoffs last season, the Yankees could look to make a big splash move this off-season. One of the biggest issues is the little production they received from the outfield. Andrew McCutchen would no doubt boost their outfield production over the next two season. Also, with a smaller outfield to cover, he would provide solid defense too. The question is, do the Yankees also have the pieces to get a deal done?