Yankees, Dodgers Had Interest In Josh Hader Prior To Astros Deal
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Astros relief ace Josh Hader revealed that the Dodgers and Yankees were among the teams that pursued him in free agency before he signed with Houston on a five-year deal. However, no other suitor matched the aggressiveness of the Astros' record-breaking $95MM offer.
Among those teams, Hader noted, were the Dodgers and Yankees. Hader went on to indicate that while those clubs weren't the only ones to express interest in him throughout the offseason, no other suitor matched the aggressiveness of the Astros, whose $95MM offer broke the record for present-day value for a relief pitcher.
Hader, a five-time All Star and three-time NL Reliever of the Year winner, had a dominant rookie season in 2017 with the Brewers and has continued to perform well. The Dodgers and Yankees, known for their financial resources, ultimately chose not to offer Hader a nine-figure deal, leading him to sign with the Astros.
It's hardly a shock that the Dodgers and Yankees both checked in on the 29-year-old hurler this winter. A five-time All Star and three-time NL Reliever of the Year winner, Hader broke into the majors with the Brewers in 2017 and posted a dominant 2.08 ERA across 47 2/3 innings of work during that rookie campaign. The lefty hasn't looked back since and has posted an incredible 2.50 ERA and 2.73 FIP while collecting 165 saves across 349 appearances during his career.
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