The Winter GM Meetings ended yesterday evening and it was a productive three days for the Yankees. They signed a fourth outfielder, signed a left handed reliever with minor league experience and traded away one of their many catchers for another left handed pitcher.
— Brian Cashman admitted this year’s GM Meetings had to be the busiest one in recent years. The Yankees are still looking for a shortstop, but they were able to fill some holes. The signing of Chris Young basically cemented the idea Ichiro Suzuki was no longer needed in the Bronx and the trade involving Francisco Cervelli pretty much makes John Ryan Murphy the favorite to win the back-up catching position.
— Speaking of the Cervelli/Justin Wilson trade, Cashman announced the trade took two years in the making. Both teams would visit the idea in the past but nothing substantial would come from it. This week, they were able to get a deal done. Brandon McCarthy chimed in on the subject saying ‘Cervelli is a stud’. You now have to wonder, is McCarthy going to break Yankees fans hearts and sign with the Pirates now?