It’s the calm before the Winter Meetings.
And as expected, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has a plan. A plan to improve the Bronx Bombers and place them in contention. A plan to prevent the Yankees from spending another miserable season on the couch in October while another team gets a chance to win the World Series.
During the Winter Meetings, Brian Cashman revealed his plans of adding a bat and some relief pitching. The Yankees would like to add a pitcher for the rotation, however they know they won’t find much in the free agent market. The Yankees have shown interest in Rich Hill, but other than that the free agent market is scarce.
“I need more pitching, both starting and relief,” Cashman said.
Oddly enough, the Yankees can fill the holes left by the midseason trades with the same two people.
— The Yankees traded Aroldis Chapman to the Cubs for Adam Warren and Gleyber. The Yankees could easily fill the role in the bullpen with…Aroldis Chapman. The question is, are the Yankees willing to pay Chapman’s price?
— The Yankees traded Carlos Beltran just a few days later. The Yankees could easily fill the DH role with…you guessed it, Carlos Beltran. Beltran is currently seeking a one-year deal and the Yankees don’t have a set DH after sending Brian McCann to the Houston Astros. The team’s current plans for DH would be platooned time between Gary Sanchez, Chase Headley, Brett Gardner and Jacoby Ellsbury.