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"Here's what Cashman told MLB Network's "High Heat" on Thursday:
'I think the most important currency to have nowadays is high-end prospects, and I think we -- by everyone's evaluation -- have collected a number of those,' Cashman said. 'So I think we can easily [trade them]. It's just, will we do that?
I think we'll stay engaged in the marketplace, and over time if we do match-up favorably with somebody where we can get what we want and they get what they want, then yes, we'll try to get something,' Cashman added. 'But we're very protective of the work we've done thus far, and we don't want to do anything at the expense of a short-term gain. We want to make sure it's for long-term efforts as well. And as we've seen since last winter, the price of doing business trade-wise is extremely high.'"
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Bottom line, as Dan Lucia said yesterday in his piece THE UNTOUCHABLES. YES.. , there needs to be a few prospects that are totally untouchable. Clint Frazier. Justus Sheffield. Gleyber Torres... Dillon Tate even. Guys that we know can blossom. After all, there's a reason why we traded for them in 2016 in the first place.
Bottom line, Cashman is flowing right now and he's not sleeping. He's trying to make the Yankees a better club, but he's cautious... and smart... and I like that.