Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 11/9/13
The GM meetings begin in Orlando next week, and Jon Heyman of CBS Sports forecasts that the New York  Yankees are expected to be very active, and are said to have their eye on almost every major star on the market. The Yankees believe that they are the favorites to re-sign Robinson Cano this winter, and at the same time, they are still keeping tabs on players such as Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann, Shin-Soo Choo and Masahiro Tanaka, along with another dozen or so players. Since free-agency started earlier this week, there have been many names linked to the Yankees. Reports this week indicated that the Yankees had checked in on Brandon Phillips and Omar Infante, just in case Cano walks. They’ve also been said to be interested in free-agent pitchers Ubaldo Jimenez, who rejected a qualifying offer from the Cleveland Indians this past week, meaning that the Yankees would give up a first round draft pick to sign him, and Grant Balfour, who spent 2013 closing out games for the Oakland Athl...
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