Yankees rumors have fans of the team pretty excited. The latest New York Yankees rumors stem from Alex Rodriguez officially getting suspended for the entire 2014 MLB season. According to a report from CBS Sports on Saturday (Jan. 11), the arbitrator has given A-Rod a 162-game suspension. It basically means that the team will not have to pay his salary of $25 million for next season.
Fans of the team are filling up the comment section of many different internet articles, with most showing no sympathy for the situation A-Rod has caused for himself. It had been thought for a while that the former MLB MVP was going to get suspended, but the official announcement finally gives the team more financial flexibility. Now they can use that money to go after a third baseman, starting pitcher, or both in free agency. Players like Stephen Drew, Michael Young, and Masahiro Tanaka are the ones coming up the most in discussions about the team.
It's conceivable that the team could pursue someone like Matt Garza or Ubaldo Jimenez in addition to Tanaka, especially with an additional $25 million to play with. Now that the Alex Rodriguez news has come down, quite a few fresh New York Yankees rumors are going to surface. Fans of the team should expect them to be mentioned as candidates for many of the unsigned free agents that can pitch or play the infield well. There is also plenty of time for the team to make another splash in addition to the signings of Brian McCann, Jacoby Ellsbury, and Carlos Beltran.
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