Needless to say, Cashman and Co. recognize that starting pitching is a major need fresh off a 100-win season that saw NY put up historic numbers on offense. I need to, I think, add multiple.
Cashman already is deep in talks to trade Sonny Gray, just 15-16 since NY acquired him from Oakland in July 2017.More news: Stabbed, 1 Dead In Australia In Incident Police Say Is Possible Terrorism
"It's been a year-and-a-half, I'm not going to be Sisyphus pushing the rock up a hill and having it roll back on top of me", Cashman said.
After paying luxury tax for 15 straight years, a total of $341 million, the Yankees dropped below the threshold for the first time in 2018, when Boston took over as baseball's biggest spender for the first time since records began in the free-agent era. Trust me. I think he's a heck of a pitcher.
Luis Severino and Masahiro Tanaka are the Yankees' two returning starters that are under contract for 2019. Naysayers might say what a waste of money given Sabathia's recent knee surgery and decline over the years, yet those who value leadership know that this was a great deal for the Yankees to bring back CC to the helm of the dugout along with incumbent outfielder Brett Gardner.More news: Kuchar builds 2-shot lead at Mayakoba Classic | Sports General
It was reported earlier in the week that the Yankees were interested in trading for former Cy Young victor Corey Kluber. Both are reported to be on the block as the Indians look to shed salary.
Sabathia has gone 129-80 with a 3.74 ERA in his 10 seasons with the Yankees, and was the MVP of the 2009 ALCS. Francred's Jon Heyman said the Yankees are interested in all three pitchers.
At least one more year.More news: Microsoft testing ‘to-do’ feature on Word