The Yankees have a level. Really. And it is apparently below 4/$48 million for a pitcher that they could probably use an awful lot:
Yankees never made an offer to RHP Brandon McCarthy. Cashman: “I figured the market would take him at a level that we couldn’t play on.”
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) December 11, 2014
Which is fine if the Yankees are, at long last, publicly committing to a rebuild and entering a phase where they are patient as their many bad contracts fall off the books. Which, really, they probably should at this point. But it is very strange hearing the Yankees talking about relatively modest ceilings for anyone.
Now watch: five minutes after I shut down and head for the airport they’ll give Max Scherzer $180 million.