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I say that loosely. I feel like it’s more like… they know he’s out there…
Yes, it’s true the Yankees have inquired about Matt Holliday, but they are also very much in the mix for guys like Carlos Beltran and Edwin Encarnacion as well.
According to Jon Heyman…
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“In addition to the previously mentioned Chapman and Kenley Jansen as Yankees targets, plus hitting stars Carlos Beltran, Edwin Encarnacion, Yoenis Cespedes and Jose Bautista, the Yankees have called upon several more top free-agent hitters, including Dexter Fowler, Matt Holliday, Mike Napoli and Brandon Moss, and are believed to have checked in with the better starting pitchers on the market, including Rich Hill and Jason Hammel.”
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Yeah, that’s right. Dexter Fowler of the Cubs is on that list as well as Mike Napoli. We wrote about Napoli in MIKE NAPOLI IS NOT A NEW YORK YANKEE. Check it out.
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Bronx Baseball Daily writes of Holliday: “Holliday finished the season with the St. Louis Cardinals where his average dipped from 2015. In 110 games, Holliday hit .246/.322/.461. However, his home run total was up from 2015, hitting 20 home runs and driving in 62 versus four homers and 35 RBI.
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Holliday has experienced health issues in the past; he last played at least 150 games in 2014 where he hit .272/.370/.441. However, Holliday would be a powerful bat in the lineup at DH should the Yankees choose to go that route.”
Bottom line, I’m kind of over the old guys, although this is intriguing. We’ll keep an eye on this though, just in case.