One of the teams that showed more interest in signing Andrew Benintendibefore his new contract with the White sockswere the yankees. Mules general manager Brian Cashman has repeatedly expressed his intention to keep the left fielder in the Bronx.
The day after accepting the US$75 million for five years offered by the Chicago organization, it was learned that the former World Series champion with the Red Sox I would never have intended to return to the YankeesWell, although Benintendi was happy while he wore the striped uniform, I preferred to play in a city other than New York
Another reason why both parties failed to agree was because the Big Apple board did not agree to offer Benintendi a five-year contract.
Benintendi is coming off reaching career highs in 2022 in batting average (.304), on-base percentage (.373) and strikeout rate (14.8%). His 120 OPS+ and Baseball-Reference 3.2 WAR were second only to what he did in 2018.
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