Yankees preparing formal offer for Carlos Rodon, who is requesting nine-figure contract.
There has been widespread speculation that the New York Yankees are interested in signing free agency pitcher Carlos Rodon. The Yankees are allegedly getting ready to make a formal
offer, and new facts about what Rodon is seeking have emerged.The formal offer is expected to come from the Yankees on Monday or Tuesday, per John Heyman of the New York Post.
He continued by saying that Rodon wants a contract of seven years or more and $200 million or more.Heyman has stated that "the early indication is that Rodon seeks seven years
$200 million plus." The Yankees are hesitant to go that far, but they appear to be quite serious and optimistic about this chase.Rodon is widely viewed as a top player in this
year's free agent class. He just finished a season in which he went 14-8 with a 2.88 ERA with 237 Ks to 52 walks. He tied for the 12th lowest ERA in the MLB and
had the third-most strikeouts.To far in his eight seasons in the MLB, Carlos Rodon is 56-46 with a 3.60 ERA and 947-319 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Rodon, who had a rocky start
to his major league career, has reinvented himself during the past two seasons with the White Sox and Giants. Rodon has gone 27-13 with a 2.63 ERA and 422/88 K/BB over
the previous two years.Aaron Judge is now a member of the Yankees organisation. Nonetheless, if the Yankees were to sign Rodon to a long-term contract, he and Gerrit Cole would
constitute a devastating one-two punch at the top of the New York rotation.
Adding Rodon to the Yankees' starting rotation would be a huge boost for their chances of winning the World Series.