Should the Yankees or Red Sox go after Matt Adams?

The first basemen was let go by the Braves 

Matt Adams.

Matt Adams. | AP

On Friday, the Atlanta Braves non-tendered Matt Adamas making him a free agent this winter, after not being able to trade him before the deadline.

The left-handed hitter had really good numbers with the NL East team hitting for .274 with 20 home runs and 65 RBIs in only 131 games played between the Cardinals and Braves.

Adams will most likely be very cheap in an already stacked first basemen market, with names like Eric Hosmer, Carlos Santana, Logan Morrison, Mike Napoli, Lucas Duda, Mitch Moreland, and Yonder Alonso.}

Adams was a real power threat in 2017 and was let go only because he was due for a raise in arbitration from $2.8 million to $4.6. He probably won't get much more than $2 million on the market.

On the cheap, Adams could actually be a better choice than most of those options as he has shown a great Big League bat.


Both the Yankees and Red Sox are in need of some veteran hitting this off-season, especially at first base were Greg Bird is injured often and Hanley Ramírez has not shown to be great at the position.

New York also needs to cover the veteran hitter spot that Matt Holliday left behind, he is now a free agent.

Adams could be that guy and with his left-handed bat and Yankee Stadium's short porch in left, it could be a match made in heaven for a very reasonable price.

In Boston, Adams would probably be a last minute option, depending on where the market goes with teams waiting for Shohei Ohtani and Giancarlo Stanton to find new homes.