Cashman Has No Trades in the Works

Yankees fans holding out hope that general manager Brian Cashman will swing a deal for a starting pitcher before the season starts should probably stop.

Via Marc Carig of the Newark Star-Ledger:

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.

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3 Responses to Cashman Has No Trades in the Works

  1. Susan says:

    Does Cashman ever take a picture without that dumbfounded look on his face?

  2. Franco Kotos says:

    Cashman will be singing a different tune if the rotation bombs this spring. Burnett has looked good but Colon, Garcia and Nova do not impress me as decent candidates for a team that wants another shot at #28. I'm getting a little concerned about Phil Hughes as well.

  3. Susan says:

    Yeah, Phil has looked like hell at times and that is a major concern. Hopefully just spring boredom. Seems like these BS exhibition games last forever. Sadly I see zero chance at 28 this season but stranger things have happened. Even the Red Sox won a couple rings in recent years and if they can do it, anyone can. ;) I was the biggest critic about the Colon signing and I still do think he's going to get lit up like a Christmas tree once the season begins but admittedly he's looked good so far. But overall, a very, very shaky staff. At least the pen looks good.