There is a lot to do, but there are priorities. Here is a list of what Cashman thinks are the most important pieces to get locked up:
- Resigning manager Joe Girardi is “the first order of business.”
- Their top priority: pitching.
- Cashman doesn’t see a scenario where Derek Jeter or Mariano Rivera leave, adding, “this is where they belong.”
- They would also like Andy Pettitte back, but first he has to decide to retire or not. Cashman said he will have as much time as he needs.
- After all of that the Yankees will evaluate the trade and free agent market.
Doesn’t sound like a whole lot, but Jeter’s contract negotiations alone have potential to be a huge circus act.