Action wise, Day 1 of the Winter Meetings was pretty much quiet. Rumor wise, it was hectic.
Well, welcome to Day 2 of the Winter Meetings and the Yankees still have a lot of work to do. They need starting pitching, a second basemen and some bullpen pieces (but I stress, they do not HAVE to trade Brett Gardner to do any of those things). Moving on, here’s the schedule of what’s going to happen today.
1. Brian Cashman is at the Winter Meetings and arrived late yesterday afternoon. No moves were made yet, but the day before Cashman responded on his hesitance and reluctance to trade Brett Gardner. The Yankees confirmed that they are not actively shopping Gardner and are not looking to trade him, but they are listening to proposals. Then again, everyone (who doesn’t have a no-trade clause contract) is expendable and the GM’s will listen to proposals. Doesn’t mean Cashman will act on them.
2. Joe Girardi will arrive at the Winter Meetings today and will address the media later this afternoon. I would expect that one of the first questions would have to be about Robinson Cano. Yeah, I’d probably stay away from the Cano questions to Girardi, especially after Yankees fans found out Cano didn’t want to play for Girardi anymore.
3. Curtis Granderson will be introduced as a New York Met today. He’s no longer Yankees relevant but for the last four seasons, Granderson has been the one guy that every team wished they had in their clubhouse. Sure, I won’t miss the strikeouts but I will miss his personality, his power bat and work ethic. Can we start a club for ex-Yankees that have left the team but will always be “real Yankees”? Because in my opinion, Granderson would be one.