Friday, December 30, 2016


 Let's just hope that some of the big ones stay.

(July 31, 2016 - Source: Rich Schultz/Getty Images North America)
Look, the Yankees need a starting pitcher just to help give them some stability. So, it's not totally surprising that hours after Bleeding Yankee Blue puts out THE UNTOUCHABLES. YES..  yesterday, Brian Cashman goes on MLB TV's High Heat and let's the Yankee Universe know that there is a plan in place... or something.

(Sept. 10, 2015 - Source: Rich Schultz/Getty Images North America) has the story, I will take the nuggets from them on this one:

"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.'"

Photo: Getty Images
And so yes, I know that your next question is about Jose Quintana and all that talk about trying to acquire him too. has some more on that too:

(Aug. 6, 2016 - Source: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images North America)
"It's likely the Yankee go into spring training with just about the same roster they have now. They've been linked to the White Sox's remaining ace, lefty Jose Quintana, and there's been chatter about their willingness to deal third baseman Chase Headley and left fielder Brett Gardner. But those are secondary moves. The roster you see is likely the roster you'll get come mid-February."

Photo: Baseball America
Now while Kuty didn't give much there, he actually gave a lot. If come the trade deadline Quintana is still being floated, the Yankees could very well trade a prospect of 2 away. Maybe it's Jorge Mateo... and a few lower level prospects. Maybe they even convince the White Sox that Headley could help them... I'm spit balling, but that's the reality.

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.

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