Thursday, May 25, 2017


Brian Cashman is rich!

The Yankees have a lot of depth, and a lot of guys that are ready or will soon be ready for the next step. Gleyber Torres made a quick jump from Double-A to Triple-A and will soon be knocking on the Bronx door (Watch out Chase Headley!) Sure, I may be fast forwarding a little bit, but the guy has talent and at this rate he could be our next third baseman. Soon, some of our other guys could be in the same situation. The Yankees haven't had this challenge in years. As Joe Girardi would say It's a good problem to have.

For years we have been pretty bad at developing positional players and when we did.....a superstar veteran was blocking them. Going forward, the possibilities are endless but Cashman may have to get extra creative. So with so much talent, how does Cashman handle it?

Photo: USA Today
Cashman answered it best HERE when he said "If a guy is ready and you can find room, you do that. If you have something that is not working on the major league level, you rearrange.
If not, you wait or trade." It's just another example of Cashman and his poker face. For years, we have traded our farm away for a big superstar to WIN NOW. Now, we are just collecting talented players no matter what position they play and I like it!

Now the question is....with the recent promotion of Torres is Cashman preparing for a future move with Chase Headley? If you follow a lot of the media hype recently, some suggest that Headley's days in pinstripes are numbered, like THIS article. It all sounds like everything is looking up for Torres, but nothing is going Headley's way.

Or, this could also work in the Yankees favor if they are in contention by the trade deadline. The Yankees could add other pieces they need like starting pitching without giving away the top prospects which Hal Steinbrenner has already said he won't do HERE. But, considering how deep the Yankees are at certain positions they can afford to sacrifice a prospect that for us may not be a top prospect and have a roadblock in front of them but would be a top prospect for another team.

The Cubs essentially felt the same way about Torres when they gave him up for Aroldis Chapman and look how well that ended up for the Yankees.

It took a long time to get here, but finally we can agree with Cashman and say "If you have a number of guys performing at the minor league level and performing at the major league level simultaneously, you don’t complain. You smile." 

No complaints here, Cashman!

--Jeana Bellezza
BYB Managing Editor
Follow me on Twitter: @NYPrincessJ


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