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.
“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.”
Brian Cashman: "We WILL go after the big guys." pic.twitter.com/8nuktgSWKp
— YES Network (@YESNetwork) November 13, 2019
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.