No, the Yankees didn’t sign Gerrit Cole, but this news has to be seen as a positive for anyone holding out hope that Dellin is coming back to the Bronx
Betances is likely to sign 1-year deal to boost his value after a lost 2019. Yanks have engaged w/ him. Keep an eye on Tampa Bay, too. Also, FWIW, one of Beltran’s friends held a congratulatory dinner after he got the Mets job. The only active player who attended was Betances.
— Jack Curry (@JackCurryYES) December 9, 2019
After missing most of the year with shoulder issues and lat issues, we saw Dellin’s triumphant return in September, only to see him tear his achilles after just eight pitches. Those eight pitches reminded us what we should already know: when Dellin is healthy, he’s one of the best relievers in baseball. Here’s the pitch that led to the injury:
My only guess to when Dellin Betances suffered his Achilles injury is when he thought he had gotten three outs: pic.twitter.com/K8ZwuHiznA
— Max Wildstein (@MaxWildstein) September 18, 2019
If he is willing to accept a one-year deal, the Yankees should be all over that. He probably would’ve been looking at a three-year deal in the $45 million range, had he had a typical Dellin season. If the Yankees can bolster their already solid bullpen by getting him for only one year, pull the trigger and worry about the payroll later.