Rosenthal adds it's possible one of the starters will sign as early as the winter meetings beginning next week in San Diego.
According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic and Fox Sports, New York will meet with ace pitchers Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg in California before next week's Winter Meetings in San Diego in an attempt to end their championship drought which reached 10 years this year.
Cole, 29, has always been the target of appreciation from the Yankees, who selected him in the first round of the 2008 MLB Draft as a high school prospect, but he chose to attend UCLA. Gerrit Cole, who finished second in the American League Cy Young voting, will also meet with the Yankees.
Strasburg finished 6-0 in the 2019 postseason with an 1.96 ERA, 47 strikeouts and just four walks.
The reports regarding the Yankees being scared of the Angels and Dodgers makes sense as both teams have more spending power below the luxury tax threshold heading into the 2020 campaign.
Expect the news to heat up in the coming days regarding the megastar who appears to be in line for a contract figure over $250 million.