I hope you all had a nice weekend. Things were relatively quiet for the Yankees and their fans with the only really big news being Chris Young signing a one-year deal to come back to the team.
Now that it's Monday and people have awoken from their weekend slumber, more reports are emerging about other Yankee related items.
For instance, Joe Sherman is reporting that the Yanks may have an interest in Elvis Andrus as a Derek Jeter replacement. I'm not sure how I feel about this, mainly because I literally woke up at 11:30 and started writing this post at 11:44 and haven't had time to digest this news. Sherman says they are "intrigued" by Andrus and that they like the idea of a 26-year-old to replace Jeter. But on the flip side they also have to consider the fact that Andrus signed an 8-year/$122M extension that doesn't begin until 2015 and runs through 2022 and they already have a problem with too many long term contracts affecting the team in negative ways. So unless they're able to swap out a CC Sabathia for Andrus, this wouldn't be a good idea.
Another negative highlighted from Sherman's article? The fact that Andrus showed up to Spring Training in bad shape last year which didn't do him any favors last season:
Andrus hit .263 with a .647 OPS in 2014 and, while he stole 27 bases, his 15 caught stealings led the AL. He was 42 out of 50 in 2013.
Maybe a change in scenery would do Andrus some good but I'm not sold that it has to be in the Bronx.