It came as no surprise to learn that the New York Yankees inked Brian Cashman to another three-year deal to stay the franchise’s GM, aka The Brain Behind the Bombers.
Cashman didn’t miss a beat, as he was busy locking up the team’s ace CC Sabathia for a guaranteed five years, with a vesting option for a sixth, just hours before he worried about his own contract.
For the first time in forever and after last off-season’s absurd drama, the Yankees will finally start an off-season calmly. For Cashman that means his attention will not solely be focused on putting all the pinstripe eggs into one free agents basket.
The Yankees GM said the main goal was resigning Sabathia; otherwise his focus will be on “pitching, pitching, pitching.”
Mark Feinsand of the NY Daily News wrote a great article and quoted Cashman responding to what the Yankees off-season goals this past Tuesday:
“As we enter the process this winter, I don’t anticipate a bat being of need at all. I anticipate people knocking on our door about the current bats we have. Offense is not a problem with this club, despite what happened in the Detroit series here in the first week of October. I don’t think we’re offensively challenged at all.”
So, which pitchers have hit the free agent market?
And could one be a good fit in the Bronx for next season?
What do you think? Any names jump of the page?
In my opinion the list reads more quantity than quality.
- CC Sabathia Contract: Pitching Ace Opts to Stay with New York Yankees (bleacherreport.com)
- Yankees Pick Up Options On Cano And Swisher (ladylovespinstripes.com)
- 2011 Silver Slugger Awards Included Two New York Yankees (ladylovespinstripes.com)
- You: MLB Free Agents 2012: Suitors Should Not Break the Bank for CC Sabathia (bleacherreport.com)
- GM Brian Cashman agrees to 3 more years with Yanks (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- GM Brian Cashman Agrees to 3 More Years With Yanks (abcnews.go.com)
- Cashman not planning on adding a big bat (mlb.mlb.com)
- CC Sabathia to stay with the New York Yankees (fitzandvig.com)