Yankees planning to “make a serious run” at Wei-Yin Chen


Left-handed rotation help is atop the Yankees’ offseason wishlist and Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports that they’re planning to “make a serious run” at free agent Wei-Yin Chen.

Chen spent the past four seasons with the Orioles, logging 707 innings with a 3.72 ERA. That includes a 3.34 ERA and 153/41 K/BB ratio in 191 innings this year at age 30.

Feinsand writes that Chen is believed to be looking for a five- or six-year deal. While that’s somewhat reasonable given his age and track record, it’s worth noting that last offseason Max Scherzer and Jon Lester were the only two pitchers to get deals longer than four seasons.