The Yankees Should Steal This Upcoming Free Agent Away From the Red Sox After the 2020 Season

Jason Schandl
The New York Yankees should steal away this Boston Red Sox free agent next offseason.
The New York Yankees should steal away this Boston Red Sox free agent next offseason. / Mike Stobe/Getty Images
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The New York Yankees are the class of the AL East, and that fact is made all the sweeter by the Red Sox' tumble down the standings. This is a competitive division, though, and the Yanks can't get complacent.

That's why it would be a strong move to steal away Boston Red Sox reliever Brandon Workman when he becomes an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season.

Workman is coming off a stellar 2019 campaign, and he's shown that kind of high-level play through most of his career. His 3.74 career ERA is backed up by a 3.78 skill-interactive ERA (SIERA) across 188 games, averaging 9.44 strikeouts to just 3.93 walks per nine innings.

The Yankees aren't exactly thin in the bullpen, with Aroldis Chapman, Zack Britton and Adam Ottavino all under contract in 2021, but there's still plenty of reason to go after Workman.

Britton has a player option for 2021 (followed by a team option in 2022), so he may opt for free agency. Ottavino will also be heading into the last year of his contract, and he's going to be 35 at the end of this season.

The Yankees have never been afraid of adding former Red Sox to the roster, and Workman could be the perfect fit next offseason.


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