Will the Yanks shake things up? Maybe, but don’t expect a blockbuster. So far, GM Brian Cashman — no stranger to wheeling and dealing — hasn’t been linked to anyone of the big-splash variety.
It could indicate the Yankees, who have struggled to put runs on the board, may be willing sacrifice a dip in average for power numbers that Ichiro Suzuki can’t provide.
Torre said he knew how the late Yankees owner would have reacted: “He would’ve yelled at me, ‘You ungrateful such and such.’ ”
In 10 starts this season, Lee — who will turn 36 in August — is 4-4 with a 3.18 ERA. He’s struck out 61 and walked nine.
The long shot that was the Yankees getting CC Sabathia back into the rotation at some point this summer is now officially an impossibility.
“I have to reinforce our pitching, in my opinion,” Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said. “I have things that I feel I have to try to do, that I’m trying to do, but it is easier said than done.”
This is not a question you could ask in the last 20 years without getting laughed out of the room, but as we enter the second half of a sterile baseball season in New York City, it’s fair to ask now. Who has a better future: the Mets or Yankees?
What will they do at the trade deadline? That’s the question that will follow the Yankees and Mets around once the All-Star break ends.
New York’s 9-3 loss to the Indians was overshadowed by the news that rookie sensation Masahiro Tanaka has a partially torn ligament in his right elbow.
The Yankees almost owned all the fireworks over the holiday weekend, but ultimately were left on the outside looking in at the season’s biggest trade.
Nabbing either Samardzija or Hammel would have done Brian Cashman a lot of good. But since the A’s swooped in and grabbed them both, the Yanks GM has apparently flown into panic mode.
As the third-place Yankees (41-40) hit the midpoint of their season just off the pace in the muddled AL East, general manager Brian Cashman reiterated he’s eager to upgrade the roster via trade.
Carlos Beltran has decided to roll the dice, knowing full well if this gamble fails he’s going to miss significant time.
Is next year’s starting shortstop on the current Yankees roster? “I would say no,” Cashman told Joe & Evan.
“There are degenerative changes in his knee,” Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said. “He is going to receive an injection of cortisone and stem cell to try and deal with this.”