At the moment, it is quite clear that outfielder Brett Gardner, who is going from being a free agent, only wants to play with one team.
Drafted by the New York Yankees in 2005, he was with the organization from that year until 2021.
He made his MLB debut in 2008 and played in the Bronx for 14 years, until General Manager Brian Cashman decided to look elsewhere for a roster upgrade.
Gardner is either waiting for a really strong offer to start somewhere, or he is waiting for an opening in the Yankees’ outfield, in which case the team can call him realistically.
It is not paid, though.
Gardner, meanwhile, has reportedly rejected two rival factions.
“Brett Gardner has rejected a M 6MM deal from the Blue Jays,” he said @Ken_Rosenthal, “tweeted Brian Hoch of MLB.com.
Brett Gardner has rejected a M 6MM deal from the Blue Jays, according to @ Why_Rosenthal: https://t.co/5I38qlsGal
– Brian Hoch (brianhoch) May 13, 2022
Gardner only seems interested in playing for the Yankees, if at all
Gardner, 38, was not very effective at bat last year, hitting .222 / .327 / .362 with 10 home runs and four steals in 461 plate appearances.
Although his best performance came towards the end of the season, and he was a tough defender and intelligent Besranar.
In his article, Rosenthal also explained how Gardner did not want to get a chance with current World Series champions Atlanta Braves because they learned about Eddie Rosario’s injury.
If he’s going to play MLB baseball again, it’ll probably be with the Yankees.
And to be honest, the Bombers are the best team in baseball with a 23-8 record, so it’s hard to see them making room for their old ‘Guardi’.
However, his contribution to the franchise cannot be denied, and he is seen as a true symbol of the organization’s recent history.
Will he get another chance?