New York Yankees: Brian Cashman isn’t holding back this offseason

New York Yankees, Brian Cashman

As New York Yankee fans saw last offseason and even up to the July 31st trade deadline, Brian Cashman and the Yankee front office haven’t really gone for the big players in terms of trades, new contracts, etc.

Here’s the deal: the Yankees need a big pitcher signing this offseason. Good pitching wins World Series. It’s that same saying over and over again: defense wins championships.

Good thing for the Yankees, Brian Cashman has made it clear that he and the front office are going after three big guys this offseason: Madison Bumgarner, Stephen Strasburg, and Gerrit Cole.

“I know the (question) right now is to focus on some of the big names, and I promise you we’ll be doing that,” said Cashman to Michael Kay on Wednesday. “Trust me, I know one thing. We are going to stay connected, get as much information as we can, and gravitate to what is the most realistic.”

Gerrit Cole seems like the guy the New York Yankees need. Even though he’s going to be looking for roughly a $300 million dollar contract, Cole has everything the New York Yankees want in a pitcher. Good thing for the Yanks, they can afford that contract too.

Cashman made a point to say that the Steinbrenner family has always made it possible to go after the big guys. If that’s the case, then go do it! It’s been too long since a World Series banner has gone up in the Bronx, so something needs to change.