Has everybody had a chance to check around the Yankosphere and baseball blog circuit yet today? If you have, you were no doubt bombared with stories about the Yankees and Max Scherzer kinda, sorta, maybe, possibly being linked. Via Jon Heyman:
“So far this offseason, there hasn’t been much that’s new and interesting tied to the Yankees– baseball’s most storied franchise and usually among its most active winter players.
And there has been very little, if anything, that’s been linked to right-hander Max Scherzer — baseball’s top free-agent pitcher.
So it shouldn’t surprise anyone that there’s a chance that the Yankees and Scherzer may start becoming tied together, at least in terms of talk. It’s a match that might make sense.”
At face value, no. That wouldn’t be a surprise. Big money players are always linked to the Yankees during hot stove season, and they have a very apparent and widely-known need for starting pitching. …