May 12, 2021

Yankees Likely To Rely On Internal Rotation Options (MLB Trade Rumors)

The news that Luis Severino will miss the 2020 season due to Tommy John surgery was a devastating blow for the Yankees — one that already has many fans debating which pitchers can be acquired in exchange for prospects. General manager Brian Cashman, however, downplayed the possibility of adding an arm from outside the organization.

“You rely on your depth,” Cashman said in aftermath of the Severino announcement (Twitter link via Bryan Hoch of “I wouldn’t expect any domino effect or cause and effect in terms of us being able to go to marketplace. The winter marketplace this time of year, it doesn’t exist.”

To Cashman’s point, it’s difficult to imagine a club trading off a significant rotation piece at this juncture of the offseason. The GM did acknowledge that he’s always on the lookout for means to improve the club, regardless of circumstances, so it’s likely he’ll at least explore the trade market to some extent. But most teams have set their rosters at this point. And…

Read “Yankees Likely To Rely On Internal Rotation Options” at MLB Trade Rumors