Wednesday, December 5, 2018

The Yankees May Have Gone "Luke-Warm" On Acquiring Nathan Eovaldi

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According to reporting by Joel Sherman of The New York Post, The Yankees may be backing-off their interest in signing free-agent Nathan Eovaldi—even after being smoked on the Patrick Corbin deal by the Nationals. According to Sherman, The Pinstriped Posers may be more interested in keeping lefty starter J.A. Happ—rather than committing to four years of the right-handed Eovaldi. In addition to the Happ option, The Bronx Embalmers are also talking to the Indians about dealing for one of their starters. This, of course, may bode well for the Red Sox—who have made Eovaldi their top free-agent priority. Still, it seems odd that The Evil Ones would signal lower interest in a player that Boston is so interested in. Ah, wait, we've seen this before. It may be yet another "false flag" operation from Brian Cashman to ease the path to ultimately landing Eovaldi. Stay tuned!