After re-signing Brett Gardner the Yankees have eight free agents remaining. Which of these stars will be back in Pinstripes for the 2019 season?
Brian Cashman and the Yankees front office have a lot of tough decisions to make this winter. The fate of the team’s eight remaining free agents might not get the same attention as potential free agent signings, but those decisions could be just as important.
There’s little question that some guys will leave and some will go. The question is which guys will come back. Part of that will be determined by the free agency market, but the organization’s desire to keep their own players will be a larger factor in most cases.
In this piece, we’re going to walk you through each player’s chances of returning to the Bronx next season. We’ll start by walking you through the starting pitchers who may return next season
Lynn is an intriguing option for the front office because he can be a decent option as a starter or reliever. Unfortunately, he doesn’t profile as an above average option at either spot.
It’s also very likely that Lynn will be looking to sign with a team that will guarantee him a spot in their starting rotation in 2019. There are absolutely teams out there who will give him that kind of assurance, but the Yankees aren’t one of them.
As such, it’s very unlikely that Lynn is going to come back to the Yankees next year. At best, he’s an option that Cashman and company will consider if they miss out on quite a few superior pitchers. It’s possible Lynn could return if he’s still available late in the process, but he didn’t really do enough for the Yankees last season to return. Expect him to sign a reasonably sized deal with a team who wants him to be an average starter who can eat some innings.