Tuesday, August 23, 2016

SNY: Yankees should not rush decision with Brian McCann

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The emergence of Gary Sanchez as the New York Yankees' primary catcher has placed additional pressure on the front office to determine the future of veteran backstop Brian McCann.

McCann, who has two years and $34 million left on his five-year, $85 million contract, has performed admirably as the Yankees' primary catcher since 2014. However, as the Yankees shift gears toward their younger players -- and potentially future stars -- McCann's grasp on the main catching load has been relinquished. The question now becomes whether McCann's value comes as a Yankee or as a trade asset.

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