Chase Headley is going back to the Bronx to play third base for the Yankees over the next four seasons, per Ken Rosenthal. No, this isn’t a huge, game-changing, headline-making, move of the Steinbrenner-era Yankees, rather the boring, baseball-driven moves that GM Brian Cashman apparently prefers to make. Headley will reportedly earn around $50+ million during the contract.
Headley hit a combined .243 last season with 13 home runs and 49 RBIs for the San Diego Padres and the New York Yankees.
Headley, who was traded to the Yankees by the San Diego Padres prior to the trade deadline last season, hit a combined .243 last season with 13 home runs and 49 RBIs.
Following the trade to New York, he hit .262 with six home runs and 17 RBIs after hitting just .229 in 77 games with San Diego.
Obviously Headley doesn’t address the team’s fragile starting pitching rotation which currently features Adam Warren and David Phelps as the only two members without massive question marks stitched into their pinstripes. This means the Max Scherzer rumors will continue and continue … and continue until the former Cy Young winner and agent Scott Boras get their $200 million contract.
The Headley signing means that Alex Rodriguez’s contributions to the 2015 Yankees (and beyond) looks like it will be limited mostly to designated hitter, unless he starts platooning at first base with Mark Teixeira at first. Then again, is it too late for A-Rod to learn how to pitch?