This week is the annual convention known as the “Winter Meetings.” The annual convention in which each team has a representative there to speak on behalf of the club. This is also where the hot stove season really starts heating up. So we will look at a few things that the Yankees GM Brian Cashman should try to complete by weeks end.
Acquire Another “Elite” Starter
As has been the offseason mission statement from day one, Cashman will be focused on the starting pitching market. The Yankees currently have four starters in the fold with Luis Severino, James Paxton, Masahiro Tanaka, and CC Sabathia. And the Yankees need to finish out the rotation. Free agent starters like JA Happ and Dallas Keuchel have been connected to
Find a Trade Partner for Sonny Gray
The Sonny Gray experiment in the Bronx is approaching
Making a Splash
The New York Yankees have always been
With the winter meetings being in Las Vegas, it will make it much easier for Brian Cashman to sneak out. Something Cash did ten years ago, the last time the Winter Meetings were in Las Vegas when he “snuck” out to fly to North Carolina to sign CC Sabathia to the highest contract signed by a pitcher (at that time.) This year the most coveted asset already lives in Las Vegas…Bryce Harper. The Yanks have more often been connected to Manny Machado, but the lack of attention towards Bryce leads me to believe that he is more in-play than Yankees management would lead us to believe.
Closing Thoughts on Winter Meetings
Wherever happens (or doesn’t happen) the winter meetings are always an interesting time. And usually the start of the trades and signing season. And since the Yankees have some needs to fill expect somethings to get done at the winter meetings. Or that things at the very least will get started.