Brian Cashman’s recent moves now paying off for Yankees 5


Yankees general manager Brian Cashman may be in the final year of his contract, but his recent moves have ignited a Yankees fanbase to the point where they’re excited for the future. It’s also appears Cashman could find a contract renewal in his future.

It’s hard to imagine just a few years ago, the Yankees had one of the worst farm systems in the Major Leagues. However, Cashman made all the right moves, and by 2017, he ended up giving Yankees fans the second best farm system in all the Majors–only behind the Atlanta Braves who made a plethora of deals during the offseason.

Cashman’s trades ended up playing a part in the 2016 World Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians, when Aroldis Chapman and Andrew Miller squared off on the big stage.

In return, the Yankees acquired names such as Clint FrazierGleyber Torres and Billy McKinney, all who have opened eyes during Spring Training.

Cashman wouldn’t rule out any of the kids helping the Yankees in 2017. In fact, this year may be the first time we’ll see some of that exciting talent.

“The high ceiling we believe the young guys have,” Cashman said, “we may see some of that ceiling as early as ’17.”

Cashman has said at some point fans could see James Kaprielian, although the team is trying not to rush him back from last season’s flexor tendon injury. It’s also possible fans will see Frazier by September callups.

The kids have played an important part this Spring training, giving the Yankees the best run differential out of all 30 teams entering play on Sunday afternoon.

With that said, the Yankees are ready to see what the future can bring. And if the future looks good for the Yankees, it’s possible the Yankees might decide to renew Cashman’s contract at the end of the 2017 season.

Like I always say: if it’s not broke, don’t fix it.


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5 thoughts on “Brian Cashman’s recent moves now paying off for Yankees

  • Jerry

    I suspect most Yankee fans will agree at this point. It sure is an exciting time for all of us. Cashman has done an outstanding job. And the farm is crazy deep. I know it's not just Cashman but a slew of Yankee personnel doing the right things to help this team prosper. Hats off to all of them!

  • Terry

    For me, Cash has done a good job. But not a great job. The young ones I'm the most excited about are Gary, Bird, Judge, JK, Adams,Mitchell, Warren, and Severino are guys we drafted. Of the pick ups at the deadline, Torres looks like a future ML player but the rest will need to develop. That's the only drawback on deadline deals, you rarely get anyone ML ready because those clubs may need them. The people we have at the lower levels don't get enough credit for how good they are. They are churning out one solid player after another. Chapman and Miller were not part of the problem last year. I love the young guys but most of them were already ours

    • Jerry

      But Terry, all the players you mentioned came about while Cashman has been the GM. Not just the monster youth he brought in at the trade deadline. He deserves credit for those players too. And the Yankees are now in possession of the Second best farm system in the majors at least according to the pundits.

  • RichB

    Welcome to 1st place in all of spring training! It is an exciting time to be a Yankee Fan! We got a taste of it the final two months of the last two years with Bird leading the way, followed by Sanchez. I'd rather watch the kids try and sometimes fail, than watch overpaid veterans (Ellsbury) not live up to the back of their baseball cards as one guy describes them. I don't remember feeling this excited when the fab four came up (sorry Bernie, I really do think you were part of the fab five). Hope they can carry this into the regular season. It's going to hurt this time to see who doesn't make it.