This isn't first time the Yankees wanted Kendrys Morales

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This isn't first time the Yankees wanted Kendrys Morales
This isn't first time the Yankees wanted Kendrys Morales

Fifteen years ago this coming December, the Yankees fantasized about Kendrys Morales' swing taking advantage of playing 81 home games at Yankee Stadium. Morales was a switch-hitting free-agent first baseman from Cuba via the Dominican Republic and the Yankees were intrigued by his bat. “We had interest. We thought he would hit home runs at Yankee Stadium,'' said Mark Newman, the former head of the Yankees minor league system. “But we didn't get too far down the road.'' The reason was dollars. Not only did the Angels drop a $3 million signing bonus on Morales in addition to a six-year deal for $4.5 million, the Yankees had Jason Giambi, a productive first baseman/DH for four more years at a guaranteed

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