Aaron Choose, proud proprietor of a brand new MVP trophy, additionally has a proposal from the Yankees to cope with.
Brian Cashman acknowledged for the primary time on Thursday night time that the membership had prolonged one other contract supply to their newly signed Most Priceless Participant – the primary publicly identified supply since spring coaching.
“We’re on the clock. So we’re actually not going to fiddle,” the Yankees basic supervisor mentioned at this 12 months’s Covenant Home Sleep Out in Silverstein Household Park, the place he was put to sleep outdoors to boost consciousness and funds for homeless youth. “So after all we made one other supply.”
The choose rejected a seven-year, $213.5 million supply from the membership earlier than the beginning of the season, a deadline the star outfielder imposed. Choose went on to take pleasure in a monster 12 months wherein he set membership and AL data for dwelling runs (62), which culminated within the MVP honor simply earlier than Cashman spoke.
Cashman texted the ref to congratulate him and mentioned he has stayed in contact with the free agent in addition to his agent, Web page Odle. In line with Cashman, talks started the day after the Yankees’ season ended.
“Hal [Steinbrenner] and I talked with Aaron Choose collectively. Hal has spoken straight with Aaron greater than as soon as, at the very least,” Cashman mentioned. “We’re engaged with them.”
Cashman, who publicly disclosed the phrases of the spring coaching supply that the choose turned down, wouldn’t disclose the main points of the newest supply or when it was proposed.
“We’ll do what we will to ensure he stays the place he belongs. However that is our opinion,” mentioned Cashman, who known as the choose’s MVP nod “properly deserved.”
Cashman cautioned that he would not know the Choose market. He mentioned he has “no concept” about what different gives the choose is taking a look at or what components of a contract are most essential to the choose.
He put the ball within the courtroom of the referee and his illustration.
“They know the place the New York Yankees are,” mentioned Cashman, who remains to be working with no new contract however mentioned his personal deal “will work itself out over time.”
If the referee drops the staff that drafted him in 2013, the widespread perception is that the Giants, his favourite staff rising up in Northern California, loom because the more than likely touchdown spot.
Cashman mentioned he believes Choose “cherished” being a Yankee, however acknowledged the unknown components that would have an effect on the 30-year-old.
“Does he daydream about elsewhere?” Cashman mentioned. “Solely he can reply that.”