Source: Jon Heyman, CBS Sports
The Yankees have been leaning for days toward making the $14.1 million qualifying offer to Curtis Granderson, and most figure they will do so in the end, but even their hesitance is interesting in this case.
The deadline to make the qualifying offer is 5 p.m. ET on Monday. Sources told CBSSports.com a few days ago the Yankees would make one to Hiroki Kuroda as well as Robinson Cano.
This is a player, after all, who led baseball in home runs and runs over a two-year period, 2011-12. So it’s hard to imagine him not being worth the one-year qualifying offer, and much more.
The Yankees discussed their interest in star free-agent outfielders Carlos Beltran, Shin-Soo Choo and Jacoby Ellsbury at their recent organizational meetings, and perhaps they fear clogging up their outfield and payroll.