Jun 26, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (54) does a somersault at the end of the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Great American Ball Park. The Reds defeated the Brewers 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-US PRESSWIRE
Probably not, but I'm beginning to wonder. News just broke that the Dodgers signed the latest hot shot Cuban free agent, Yasel Puig.
Off the top of my head, here are the most recent Cuban free agent signings of significance:
Jorge Soler, Cubs: 9 years/$30 million
Yasel Puig, Dodgers: 7 years/$42 million
Cashman also didn't care to make a serious play at Yu Darvish, who is having a solid first year in the majors with the Rangers.
I'm not going to go into great detail here, but I'm curious as to what everyone else thinks about the Yankees reluctance to jump into the market for these high profile international players. Do you feel the Yankees should have been bigger players for the names listed above?
UPDATE: The poll seems very evenly split at this point, which is good. What are some of your reasons for voting how you did? Seems like a topic that could start some interesting discussion and/or debate.
Should the Yankees have made a bigger play at some of the more recent big name international players?
Yes, they missed the boat on some serious talent (262 votes)
No, the club is taking the correct approach (217 votes)
479 total votes