Revealed: how confident the Yankees are about signing Justin Verlander

After an outstanding season for the Houston Astros, Justin Verlander has entered the free-agent market. Along with other postseason clubs, the New York Yankees could be interested

in the great pitcher.The Yankees have the financial wherewithal to make a big statement with Verlander, but according to Jon Heyman of the New York Post, the chances of Verlander 

wearing pinstripes are not great and there is definitely a chance that he may join the Astros again.The Yankees have little faith in Verlander, according to Heyman. He returned to

the Astros last winter after they sought him with similar financial resources, and they wouldn't be shocked if he did so again after winning his third Cy Young Award and

Houston's first real World Series championship.Even though Verlander will be 40 before the next season begins, he is still in high demand after recording one of the best seasons

of his illustrious career.Despite only pitching 175.0 innings after missing the previous season due to Tommy John surgery, he was outstanding. With Houston, he recorded a 1.75 ERA, 

the best of his career and in MLB, along with 185 strikeouts and a WHIP of 0.829.Around Gerrit Cole and Nestor Cortes, the Yankees might use some improvement in the

pitching department, but Justin Verlander is probably not the right candidate. Even if it would suit perfectly, New York might not be able to convince the superstar to go.

If he decides not to sign with the Yankees, they will hope that he picks a team other than the Astros, who are the current World Series champions.