TORONTO, ON – SEPTEMBER 14: Brett Gardner #11 of the New York Yankees celebrates a 3 run residence run within the dugout throughout the fifth inning of their MLB sport towards the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on September 14, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Cole Burston/Getty Images)
How a few Brett Gardner reunion, Yankees followers?
When the New York Yankees declined Brett Gardner’s $10 million staff possibility for the 2021 season, many assumed it was the top of an period. Gardy’s been with the Bombers for 13 seasons after being a homegrown expertise and is the final remaining member from the 2009 World Series staff.
But the very fact of the matter is that the Yankees have a stacked outfield with Aaron Judge, Aaron Hicks, Clint Frazier, Giancarlo Stanton (if he can play protection) and Mike Tauchman (if he rebounds after a poor 2019). Why spend cash to deal with a place of surplus?
Good query. It’s seemingly as a result of the Yankees view Gardner far more as an outfielder. He’s a clubhouse chief, influential veteran voice, and an skilled main league who can impart knowledge on this comparatively younger roster. His run in New York has been lengthy sufficient that he might help nearly anybody deal with the highlight.
So it’s no shock that the 2 sides are still interested in a reunion.
General supervisor Brian Cashman just lately talked about how he’d like to have Gardner again whereas Gardner’s agent, Joe Bick, appeared optimistic a few return in 2021. This is as concrete a growth as we’ve had all offseason for the reason that phrases are coming straight from the sources.
What’s much more telling? Cashman has been brutally trustworthy for the reason that 2020 season got here to a detailed. Everyone heard what he needed to say about Gleyber Torres and Gary Sanchez in addition to his brevity on something concerning Masahiro Tanaka.