New York Yankees
Carlos Rodon would be a perfect fit for the New York Yankees this winter.
After toiling away through a rebuild for most of his career, Carlos Rodon likely wants to play for a contender. The big market and pinstripes of the New York Yankees could be beckoning Carlos Rodon.
The Yankees are desperate to build a winner. They were aggressive at the trade deadline, adding Anthony Rizzo, Joey Gallo, Andrew Heaney, Clay Holmes, and Joely Rodríguez. Their offense features two of the best power hitters in the game with Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton. However, their starting rotation needs help.
The Andrew Heaney signing turned out to be a disaster. After getting shelled to the tune of a 7.32 with the Yankees. They need another left-handed starter in the rotation.
The Yankees also lost J.A. Happ and Masahiro Tanaka this offseason and are set to lose James Paxton, too. They signed Corey Kluber and traded for Jameson Taillon but need to keep working. Kluber is likely venturing into free agency.
Gerrit Cole is a Cy Young finalist so what the Yankees need is a legitimate number two behind him. Luis Severino hasn’t pitched as a starter in a while after being hampered with injuries and there is no telling how he will fair once he returns.
Carlos Rodón could be that guy. A dominant starter to help get the Yankees over the top. Rodon has pitched well in New York. In his last outing in the Bronx, he threw six scoreless innings and struck out 13. The one-two punch of Cole and Rodon would be as fearsome as any in baseball.