New York Yankees: Takeaways from the 2016 Winter Meetings

No Help On The Way?

Thanks to the poor supply of impact arms out on the market, Cashman has made it clear that bringing in a rotation savior is plausible.

“I think it’s less likely that we wind up with a starter,” Cashman told Pete Caldera of the Bergen Record. “It’s a tough market to be finding one.”

Instead of going out and spending or selling any appraised prospects for a starter, it appears as though manager Joe Girardi’s rotation will consist of young arms that have experienced a taste of big league success.

Of course, that comes after the three apparent locks in Masahiro Tanaka, who maintained the third best ERA in the AL in 2016, CC Sabathia,who’s coming off his season since 2012, and Michael Pineda, who was the AL Leader in K/9.

Following them on the depth chart to battle for the last two spots in Spring Training will presumably be Luis SeverinoLuis Cessa and Chad Green.

As far as reinforcements other than the aforementioned squad? Don’t count on it.

You’re more likely to see Adam Warren, Jordan Montgomery or Dietrich Enns get a shot more than you’re chances of seeing Jason Hammel or any outsiders step in.