Cashman: “I Think It’s Going To Be Hard To Add”

Yankees GM Brian Cashman told Jack Curry of the YES Network that he's not optimistic about making a trade or signing a free agent (Twitter link). Said Cashman, "I think its going to be hard to add." Here's some more Yankees notes:


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29 Comments on "Cashman: “I Think It’s Going To Be Hard To Add”"


bayareabeast
3 years 8 months ago

sooo..sabathia is ur #2?

3 years 8 months ago

dont understand, you have nova and sabathia, hughes was looking better at the end of the season. if hughes bounces back next season you will have 1 through 3. Kuroda could be # 4. or sign jeff francis to be your # 4 or 5 guy its not hard

strikethree
3 years 8 months ago

“he’s not a clear top-of-the-rotation addition.”

Hrmm… let’s see, there’s CC… and ummm… hrmmm… 

If Kuroda will sign for one or two years, what risk is there? Forget it, let’s just put our faith in AJ! 

3 years 8 months ago

Kuroda would be an upgrade over AJ and cheaper. either way burnett will be in the rotation no matter who they sign. itll be hughes or garcia in the pen

strikethree
3 years 8 months ago

But those guys aren’t good bets either.

Hughes posted horrible numbers this year and I’m not confident that Garcia will post the same ERA. Let them battle it out in Spring Training. 

No one but CC is set in that rotation. If AJ implodes again (or any of the other guys) then you’ll have some insurance with Kuroda. Plus, you have to factor in the possibility of injury before the season starts. (especially with Hughes)

MB923
3 years 8 months ago

Hughes horrible numbers came right before he was hurt. In the 2nd half he did better (not great, but not horrible). 

Nova is set in the rotation too. Yes there’s no sign of him repeating, but there’s also no sign of him Not repeating. If you want to say it’s a coin flip then fine, but you can say that about any pitcher whether they are coming off a good season or whether they are coming back from injury (Buchholz, Clay)

chris hines
3 years 8 months ago

You described Hughes’ career, not great but not horrible. Even in 2010 when he was winning 18 games he wasn’t all that great, posting a 4.9 ERA in the second half of the season.

strikethree
3 years 8 months ago

Again, all those guys have question marks.

Yes, you can say that for a lot of teams — but, those teams could use Kuroda too! 

That is what I meant by added insurance. Frankly, a team like the Yankees have the resources to hedge risks. Kuroda has been great. Yes, he’s been an NL pitcher and he is aging, but if he is willing to sign a short term deal, then why not? 

Again, the only one who is set is CC. Who’s the next best starter (in terms of performance and health)? Maybe Nova? This year was his 1 year in the majors as a starter and he only pitched 165 innings. Do you count that as a sure thing? And if he is the next best option after CC, then what does that say about the rest of the rotation?

MB923
3 years 8 months ago

I’m not really all that worried about it. I do agree another starter will Probably be needed, but people seem to forget this was the best team in the American Legaue in the regular season and their rotation had ?’s all year long and they still won 97 games and easily could have been more if they weren’t resting starters each game against Boston and Tampa

3 years 8 months ago

You can’t trade two major league ready top prospects for Gio. I’m not a Yankee fan, but I know that’s silly the haul the A’s are asking for. The Rays got a great load for Garza, but the players in that load weren’t major league ready, the overvaluing of some players by teams is astounding. (P.S. the Ubaldo deal is looking real ugly for the Indians)

3 years 8 months ago

i wouldnt concider betances major league ready, they gav ehim a shot to start he last 1 inning before giving up 6 runs! in 2 games he has a 6.75 ERA and 1 strike out. id sent betances to oakland with nunez for gio

MB923
3 years 8 months ago

Yeah that’s a large sample size.

YanksFanSince78
3 years 8 months ago

So one start is enough to determine if he’s ready? He most certainly will start 2012 in AAA but I can see him being ready for a 2013 spot if this season he shows he can control his repertoire. MLB ready usually means @ AAA and a a full season or less away.

FamousGrouse
3 years 8 months ago

2011 was a bad year for Betances in both the majors and minors. Hopefully he will bounce back next year and be able to control his walks.

chris hines
3 years 8 months ago

He actually gave up those runs in his one relief appearances, which was his first appearance at the MLB level. He only lasted a third of an inning in that game and couldn’t control his fastball at all.

His one start was game 162 in which he went 2 innings, gave up 1 H, walked 2, struckout 2, and didn’t allow a run.

bigpat
3 years 8 months ago

You have an unlimited payroll, quit whining! 

MB923
3 years 8 months ago

I’m sure deep down your Pirates have deep pockets too. Don’t deny it.

3 years 8 months ago

Well you have no one to blame but your self. Have a look at the players you have had over the past decade and tell me you should have won at least 5 titles. Put a real GM in there and let him re-build. The whole “New York must win each year” rubbish seems to be killing the team. Time for a 5 year plan.
Oh you cant cause A-rod is signed till 2099, AJ is useless, Jeter is old & over paid, Tex is over rated, Soriano is a set up guy and on more than most starters, and i’m sure there is money owing to people all over the league. 
  

3 years 8 months ago

how is tex over rated? he hits close to 40 hr’s a year, hes one of the best if not the best defensive 1B in baseball. yeah hes over rated alright. ill take his glove over anyones any day. Jeter may be old but he still hits close to .300 and still had less errors then elvis andrus and played close to a full season unlike jose reyes and hustles more then hanley ramirez.

chris hines
3 years 8 months ago

He had less errors than Andrus because he gets to less balls than Andrus. Defending Jeter’s 2011 is pretty easy considering how well he hit in the 2nd half, but how many errors he had is a useless point considering how many more plays other short stops get to.

MB923
3 years 8 months ago

# of plays can be a bit misleading as well. The more balls hit towards your way, the more plays you’re going to make. If a ball is hit to a CF 7 times in 1 game and he makes 7 routine plays, he will have “more plays got to” than another CF who makes 4 plays in a game with 4 amazing catches.

Note : Andruw >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Jeter defensively, but I don’t think Andrus is Great defensively. 25 errors is still a lot of errors. Tulowitzki had 7 More Total Chances than Andrus and had 19 (Nineteen) less errors.

MB923
3 years 8 months ago

Why do you care if they want to win every year? I wasn’t aware wanting to win every year is a bad thing.

MB923
3 years 8 months ago

Why do you care if they want to win every year? I wasn’t aware wanting to win every year is a bad thing.

YanksFanSince78
3 years 8 months ago

How about “no” on the money owed around the league. And how about averaging 95 wins a season but coming up short in the WS is not a call for a rebuild. How stupid of a suggestion. The Yanks rebuild, when they have so many players in their prime or at the tail ends of their careers? 

Patrick the Pragmatist
3 years 8 months ago

They always say that and end adding somebody notable.  But if they don’t good.
They are getting old at number of positions and just because their prospects get more attention than other teams prospects does not mean they are better.

MB923
3 years 8 months ago

No one said their prospects are better

YanksFanSince78
3 years 8 months ago

Yeah because prior to the last 5 years the experts lavish on a Yankee prospect (see the non Top 100 rankings of Cano, Wang, Gardner and others). Just because a prospect puts up INCREDIBLE  numbers in the minors (see Joba, Hughes, IPK, etc) and struggles their first 3 or 4 seasons doesn’t make them overrated prior to their struggles.

chee1rs
3 years 8 months ago

Brian , not easy being stuck on $200 million payroll ????

3 years 8 months ago

Wow… was not expecting that thanks for the laugh.