Cashman on pitching market: “There’s nothing hot. I’ve got nothing going on. Zero.”
This shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise. There were rumors involving Francisco Liriano recently, but nothing really came of it and it doesn’t seem likely that a deal with the Twins will happen anytime soon.
So with no other pitchers available and Bartolo Colon and Freddy Garcia pitching decently in camp so far, it doesn’t make sense for Cashman to force anything. The first thing he said after missing out on signing Cliff Lee was to have patience and it appears that he’s sticking to that mantra. When somebody does become available, expect the Yankees to be aggressive. Until then it doesn’t make sense to force it.