Brian Cashman and the New York Yankees may just be targeting one more starting pitcher to round out a full offseason of moves.
According to Jon Heyman of Fancred, the Bombers are content with the entirety of the season other than possibly adding one more starting pitcher as a means of depth.
barring Machado falling into their lap (not that likely), the Yankees are just about done. the one thing left on their list is a possible starter to bolster their rotation depth.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 25, 2019
“Barring Machado falling into their lap (not that likely), the Yankees are just about done. the one thing left on their list is a possible starter to bolster their rotation depth.”
Currently, the Yankees rotation includes:
- Luis Severino, RHP
- James Paxton, LHP
- Masahiro Tanaka, RHP
- J.A. Happ, LHP
- C.C. Sabathia, LHP
Of course, that may not be the official order manager Aaron Boone rolls with. It’s simply a ranking based from first to worst.
The great look is showcasing three lefty starters in Yankee Stadium.
Other options include Jonathan Holder, Jonathan Loaisiga, Chance Adams, Domingo German, and Luis Cessa. While some could argue depth is present, the overall majority would boldly disagree. Of those names, there isn’t one legitimate big-league rotation arm.
Never can a Major League Baseball organization possess too much starting pitching. Which pitcher available, whether via free agency or trade, is the major question surrounding this Heyman report.
With February fast approaching, time is running out. It’s amazing both Manny Machado and Bryce Harper remained unsigned, but don’t be surprised if Brian Cashman pulls a rabbit out of his hat to land that depth starting pitcher.