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Yankees might rethink pursuing free agent Max Scherzer

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

It has already been reported that the Yankees have no interest in big ticket items like Max Scherzer this offseason. Instead of going for broke like they did last year, Brian Cashman is leaning toward smaller and lesser deals to fill their needs for the 2015 season. However, with no one talking much about the Yankees, Jon Heyman has decided that maybe they will revisit their original plan and instead spend big in the coming months.

No one is discussing Max Scherzer either at the moment, which some might say is a little odd, considering he's possibly the best free agent pitcher on the market. To break up the silence, Heyman claims that the Yankees have been in contact with the right-hander's agent, Scott Boras. Take this news with the biggest grain of salt possible because Heyman has a history of connecting Boras clients with the Yankees based on very little information.

If the Yankees indeed do decide to go back on their offseason declaration, Scherzer would definitely make a lot of sense, considering their current rotation is filled with question marks from CC Sabathia to Masahiro Tanaka. Scherzer has thrown over 200 innings over the last two seasons and could provide the Yankees with as close to a sure thing as possible. His contract will ultimately end up being excessive, and possibly even ugly in the later years, but at 30, a long-term contract doesn't sound terrible.

What do you think? Should the Yankees go after Max Scherzer or should they keep to their original plan?