Monday, December 20, 2010
Brian Cashman: Gun Shy? Maybe Not
Since stating this, the Yankees have missed out on another major acquisition. The Royals looked to deal Zack Greinke for Jesus Montero and Eduardo Nunez. KC was possibly looking for a third prospect as well. In years passed, that is a deal the Yankees make in a heartbeat. The organization has gone from looking at prospects as nothing but trading chips to possibly overvaluing the worth of such prospects. Essentially, one extreme to the next. The team firmly states that they do not believe Greinke is right for New York and feel as though they are avoiding another Carl Pavano situation. The team has also inquired about Seattle ace Felix Hernandez but in a phone interview today, Cashman stated "that aint happening."
Cashman also said that there is a good possibility they do not look to acquire any more pitchers. He says that he will look to fill the rotation from with in the organization. If Pettitte comes back he makes the rotation look a lot better but Cashman has stated that he will proceed as Pettitte wishes, as if he is retired. Pettitte has told the Yankees not to rely on him and to act as if he is not coming back.
So with all that said and the first 3 starters already selected. Lets look at our pitching options from within.
Camp is just around the corner, and a lot of youngsters have a lot to prove. Don't count the Yankees out just yet.