Although the agent of Brian McCann recently suggested that his client would be interested in the New York Yankees, there are two other American League teams who are reportedly showing interest in one of the most prized free agents.
According to the New York Daily News, both the Boston Red Sox and Texas Rangers are said to be the early ‘rivals’ for McCann’s services:
But like all free agents, he is primarily interested in years and dollars — and, according to major league sources, the Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox are early rivals for McCann, with Texas identified as a team with particularly strong interest. Those monied clubs could be joined by others, and will make McCann expensive. Some executives predict that the longtime Atlanta Brave will be paid more than $100 million, a figure that one baseball official called “insane.”
Both destinations would make sense (as would the Yankees) as McCann can play out the final few years of the lucrative deal he’s expected to receive as a designated hitter.
All three teams have money to spend and none of them have an established catcher, so each team seems like a legit destination for McCann, assuming he doesn’t return to the Atlanta Braves which is not out of the question.