Cashman on replacing Didi 00:03:39
Yankees GM Brian Cashman discusses the team's approach to replacing Didi Gregorius and the development of their young pitching prospects.

Perhaps the Yankees won't break the bank this offseason. 

After managing to stay under the luxury tax in 2018, many expect the Yankees to go all in this offseason on free agent spending, but GM Brian Cashman would not go as far as saying that is the case. 

At the GM Meetings in California on Tuesday, Cashman said that the Yankees are still a "behemoth-type payroll" but it "would not be the preference" to exceed the luxury tax threshold in 2019. 

"Do we need to blow through everything exponentially? That would be not the preference," Cashman said. "But because of the market we're in and the ownership we have I know that we're capable of and it's a decision they ultimately will make when they're forced to make it -- if they have to make it. It's my job to collect as much talent as I possibly can in a very cost-effective matter and hopefully I can do all of that not have to go through luxury taxes."

Cashman also added that he prefers "to not line the pockets of opponents to use that (revenue) against us," referring to the penalty of exceeding the luxury tax, which redistributes money to the smaller market teams.

Only the Red Sox and Nationals exceeded the $197 million luxury tax threshold in 2018 -- and it led to a World Series title for the Yanks' AL East rivals. 

The 2019 threshold is expected to rise to $206 million and the Yankees should have room to make some additions in free agency, but if Cashman is serious about preferring to stay under the luxury tax, it would likely eliminate the Yankees from pursuing marquee free agents Manny Machado and Bryce Harper -- both of whom expect to receive record deals. 


May 27, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani (17) in action against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
May 27, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani (17) in action against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Angels two-way phenom Shohei Ohtani defeated Yankees infielders Miguel Andujar and Gleyber Torres for American League Rookie of the Year on Monday. 

Ohtani, 24, was signed by the Angels as the first true two-way player in the majors since Babe Ruth and he lived up to the hype. 

He finished with 22 home runs, 61 RBIs and a slashline of .285/.361/.564 while going 4-2 with a 3.31 ERA (3.57 FIP) and an 11 K/9 ratio in 10 starts.

Tags: Gleyber Torres, Miguel Andujar
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New York Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres is congratulated by third baseman Miguel Andujar after hitting a three-run home run. (Andy Marlin/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres is congratulated by third baseman Miguel Andujar after hitting a three-run home run. (Andy Marlin/USA TODAY Sports)

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To the astonishment of just about everybody in Major League Baseball, Shohei Ohtani proved he was worthy of all the "Japanese Babe Ruth" hype, so it's hard to argue that he is not a deserving winner of the American League Rookie of the Year Award, as announced on Monday night.

But that shouldn't diminish Miguel Andujar's accomplishments in 2018. If anything, the historic nature of Ohtani's hitter/pitcher feats should only enhance appreciation for Andujar's rookie season.

Tags: Aaron Judge, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Gleyber Torres, Greg Bird, Miguel Andujar, John Harper
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Jul 1, 2018; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners pitcher James Paxton (65) delivers against the Kansas City Royals in the first inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Lindsey Wasson-USA TODAY Sports (Lindsey Wasson)
Jul 1, 2018; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners pitcher James Paxton (65) delivers against the Kansas City Royals in the first inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Lindsey Wasson-USA TODAY Sports (Lindsey Wasson)

Andy Martino, SNY.tv | Twitter | Industry sources say that the Seattle Mariners are "highly motivated" to trade ace James Paxton. The Yankees are among the teams interested in the lefty.

Despite Seattle's apparent intention to move Paxton, the asking price is expected to be relatively high, if not astronomical -- comparable to what Houston received last winter for Gerrit Cole: pitchers Joe Musgrove and Michael Feliz, top ten prospect Colin Moran and Top 20 prospect Jason Martin.

Roughly translated to the Yankees, that could mean retaining top young players like Miguel Andujar but having to further reduce high-end organizational depth. A free agent like Patrick Corbin or J.A. Happ, of course, will only cost money.

Tags: Miguel Andujar, Andy Martino
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Aug 17, 2018; Seattle, WA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado (8) tosses his bat after hitting a home run against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports (Jennifer Buchanan)
Aug 17, 2018; Seattle, WA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado (8) tosses his bat after hitting a home run against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports (Jennifer Buchanan)

The Yankees have been seeking background information on free agent 3B/SS Manny Machado, reports Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.

New York has been monitoring the Machado situation, with SNY's Andy Martino reporting that a pursuit of Machado is more likely than a pursuit of free agent OF Bryce Harper

According to Martino, while the Yankees are not currently prepared to be overly aggressive when it comes to Machado, they're "ready to pounce" if his market doesn't get out of hand...

Tags: Didi Gregorius, Giancarlo Stanton, Gleyber Torres, Danny Abriano
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Sep 11, 2016; Bronx, NY, USA; A general view during the national anthem prior to the game between the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Sep 11, 2016; Bronx, NY, USA; A general view during the national anthem prior to the game between the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

The Yankees are buying back the YES Network. 

According to Bloomberg, the Yankees intend to move forward with plans to buy back YES after it was sold to 21st Century Fox four years ago while the Yankees retained 20 percent of the network. 

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Oct 16, 2018; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel (60) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Boston Red Sox in game three of the 2018 ALCS playoff baseball series at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports (Troy Taormina)
Oct 16, 2018; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel (60) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Boston Red Sox in game three of the 2018 ALCS playoff baseball series at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports (Troy Taormina)

GM Brian Cashman is looking to strengthen the Yankees' rotation, and free agent Dallas Keuchel has no problem envisioning himself in pinstripes in 2019 and beyond.

When Keuchel was asked during a recent interview on the Fox Business Network if it's true that he's talking to the Yankees, Keuchel wasn't hesitant about the potential "lure" of New York.

"I think everybody is in play right now," Keuchel said. "The lure of the city would be really cool. I like pitching in Yankee Stadium."

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Sep 7, 2018; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners starting pitcher James Paxton (65) throws against the New York Yankees during the first inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports (Joe Nicholson)
Sep 7, 2018; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners starting pitcher James Paxton (65) throws against the New York Yankees during the first inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports (Joe Nicholson)

The Astros are among the teams talking to the Mariners about acquiring Yankees trade target James Paxton, reports Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, who says the market is "active."

Rosenthal reported on Friday that the Yankees had spoken to the Mariners about acquiring Paxton.

The 30-year-old Paxton, who made $4.9 million in 2018 and is arbitration-eligible in 2019 (when he is projected to earn $9 million) and 2020, had a 3.76 ERA (3.24 FIP) and 1.09 WHIP with 208 strikeouts in a career-high 160.1 innings this past season. 

Tags: CC Sabathia, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Danny Abriano
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Oct 9, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton (27) reacts during the sixth inning against the Boston Red Sox in game four of the 2018 ALDS playoff baseball series at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Oct 9, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton (27) reacts during the sixth inning against the Boston Red Sox in game four of the 2018 ALDS playoff baseball series at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

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So what are the chances the Yankees could interest the Dodgers in trading for Giancarlo Stanton as a way of clearing a path to sign either Bryce Harper or Manny Machado

Put it this way: they probably have a better shot of convincing Brodie Van Wagenen to send Jacob deGrom their way for some minor-league prospects. 

That may have been the case under any circumstances, but especially so after the Los Angeles Times on Thursday reported the Dodgers have sent documents to investors pledging to stay under Major League Baseball's luxury-tax threshold for the next four years.

Tags: Giancarlo Stanton, John Harper
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Kris Bryant on the block? 00:01:47
SNY's Jim Duquette on what he thinks it would take for the Mets or Yankees to acquire Cubs Kris Bryant in a trade on Baseball Night in NY

On Baseball Night in New York, SNY's Jim Duquette discussed what he thinks it would take for the Yankees or Mets to acquire Cubs star Kris Bryant in a trade.

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Brian Cashman Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Brian Cashman Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

Another round of GM Meetings is in the books for Brian Cashman, and there were plenty of stories surrounding the Yankees that will continue to take shape before next month's Winter Meetings.

Here are the top storylines from the meetings in Carlsbad, CA..

Tags: Andrew Miller, CC Sabathia, Gary Sanchez
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Sanchez needs shoulder surgery 00:01:38
Yankees GM Brian Cashman reveals the news that catcher Gary Sanchez will require shoulder surgery that could sideline him until opening day.

Yankees C Gary Sanchez underwent successful shoulder surgery on Thursday at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan. The surgery was performed by Yankees Head team Physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad. 

Yankees GM Brian Cashman told reporters on Wednesday that Sanchez has been trouble with his shoulder since 2017. He would receive cortisone shots to play through the injury, but he aggravated it more during training in Tampa this past week.

"We could've continued with the conservative treatment but we're going to go the other route and just stay ahead of it," Cashman said. "Down time is three month -- he'll be ready to go by Opening Day at the latest."

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Aug 17, 2018; Seattle, WA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado (8) tosses his bat after hitting a home run against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports (Jennifer Buchanan)
Aug 17, 2018; Seattle, WA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado (8) tosses his bat after hitting a home run against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports (Jennifer Buchanan)

CARLSBAD, Calif. - Spend any time this week around Brian Cashman or the Yankee contingent at the GM meetings, which includes his front office advisors Jean Afterman, Tim Naehring, Jim Hendry and Reggie Jackson, and it's clear that their minds are far from the Bryce Harper or Manny Machado sweepstakes.

Sure, they're monitoring the rumors like everyone else, but they haven't mounted a pursuit of either player. The Yanks are very clearly focused on improving their pitching staff, from signing CC Sabathia to pursuing J.A. Happ, Patrick Corbin, Andrew Miller, Corey Kluber and many others.

But there is one clear pathway to Machado ultimately becoming a Yankee, and it flows through Philadelphia...

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Sep 27, 2018; Kansas City, MO, USA; Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Andrew Miller (24) pitches against the Kansas City Royals in the fifth inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports (Jay Biggerstaff)
Sep 27, 2018; Kansas City, MO, USA; Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Andrew Miller (24) pitches against the Kansas City Royals in the fifth inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports (Jay Biggerstaff)

The Yankees and Mets have requested the medicals for free agent LH reliever Andrew Miller, reports SNY's Andy Martino.

In addition to the Mets and Yankees, many other teams have requested the medicals for Miller, who Martino suggests should be able to get a two-year deal. 

The 33-year-old Miller had a 4.24 ERA (3.51 FIP) and 1.38 WHIP with 45 strikeouts in 34 innings (37 games) this past season. It was the first year since 2013 where Miller's WHIP was above 1.00.

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Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt (Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports)
Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt (Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports)

Amid the rumors that the Diamondbacks could deal first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, the Yankees are reportedly not showing significant interest in the six-time All-Star, according to Fancred Sports' Jon Heyman.

Arizona, Heyman reported on Tuesday, has been willing to listen to offers for players like Goldschmidt and pitcher Zack Greinke, however a rival executive told Heyman he believed a trade of Goldschmidt was "remote."

The 31-year-old Goldschmidt hit .290 with 33 home runs and 83 RBIs for the Diamondbacks last season. He has hit at least .290 with an OPS of at least .899 in each of the past six seasons with three top-three MVP finishes.

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Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Ryan Lavarnway (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)
Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Ryan Lavarnway (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees will sign veteran catcher Ryan Lavarnway to a minor-league deal with an invite to spring training, according to the New York Post's Joel Sherman.

Lavarnway, 31, has appeared in just 12 MLB games in the past three seasons. With Triple-A Indianapolis last year, a Pirates affiliate, he hit .288 with nine home runs and 33 RBIs in 77 games.

Lavarnway has never appeared in more than 46 MLB games in a season. Since debuting in 2011, he has a lifetime .208/.268/.326 batting line with seven home runs and 43 RBIs in 146 games.

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CC Sabathia (52) Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
CC Sabathia (52) Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

Yankees LHP CC Sabathia will play one final season in the major leagues, he said in a video posted on his Twitter page.

The veteran left-hander signed a one-year, $8 million deal with the Yankees on Wednesday to return for a 19th season.

"This will be it," said the 38-year-old Sabathia, who won a World Series as a member of the Yankees' 2009 team.

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Bryce Harper is worth big money 00:02:52
Bryce Harper's agent Scott Boras believes that whichever franchise inks the prized free agent will see a major boost in revenue and success.

Scott Boras sure knows how to sell his top free agent in OF Bryce Harper

Boras, MLB's top agent, took some time at the GM Meetings in Carlsbad, CA to speak to reporters about a variety of subjects from the state of the MLB to his very intriguing 25-year-old All-Star. 

Harper is in the prime of his career, and is expected to see a megadeal with a new team before the season begins. Boras explained why Harper's situation is so rare due to his status as a "generational player."

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, Scott Thompson
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Bryce Harper (34) Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Bryce Harper (34) Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

SNY's Andy Martino discusses the latest surrounding Bryce Harper and the Yankees -- including whether or not they would consider him if he plays a different position.

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The Yankees might have re-signed CC Sabathia to hold down the back-end of their rotation, but the club has very clearly indicated they will vastly improve the starting rotation. Let's rank, in reverse order, the top six pitchers said to be on the Yankees' radar on the free agent and trade markets...

No. 6 - Nathan Eovaldi

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Oct 25, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Andrew Miller reacts after striking out Chicago Cubs catcher David Ross (not pictured) to end the top of the 7th inning in game one of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field. Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 25, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Andrew Miller reacts after striking out Chicago Cubs catcher David Ross (not pictured) to end the top of the 7th inning in game one of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field. Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Andy Martino, SNY.tv | TwitterBoth the Yankees and Mets have expressed interest in free agent reliever Andrew Miller, but he is not close to a deal with either team.

Coming off a down year caused by patellar tendinitis in his left knee, Miller is seeking a multi-year deal, according to major league sources. Interested teams are waiting to see if the medicals give them pause, and hope that an offseason of rest will restore Miller's health.

The Yankees like Miller because they know him, and considered him an especially good clubhouse presence during his first go-around with the team. They are also looking to maintain a dominant pen despite the potential departures of Zach Britton and David Robertson...

Tags: Andrew Miller, Andy Martino
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Yankees not out on a Harper deal 00:01:03
SNY Yankees insider Sweeny Murti discusses why Bryce Harper would be a perfect addition to the Yankees young core despite a hefty price tag.

John Harper, for SNY.tv | Twitter |

Just because Scott Boras is making the case that Bryce Harper could solve the Yankees' first-base problem doesn't mean Brian Cashman should come running with an open checkbook. 

But at the very least it's an intriguing thought, one the team in the Bronx can't afford to dismiss. 

After all, can anyone say with certainty that Greg Bird will overcome his recent injury history and slumping ways at the plate to become the star slugger the Yankees once envisioned?

Tags: Bryce Harper, John Harper
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New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman talks with media during practice at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Butch Dill/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman talks with media during practice at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Butch Dill/USA TODAY Sports)

There's not a person in Boston who laments the Red Sox acquisition of Chris Sale from the White Sox in 2016.

But if you ask Brian Cashman, the general manager of a Yankees team that could've used Sale in the last two postseasons, he'll tell you he also has no regrets about passing on a trade for the lefty ace.

"Thank God I didn't do that, actually," Cashman said Tuesday at the GM meetings in California, per the New York Post. "You'd be missing some serious components of our major league club right now that are under control. We wouldn't have gotten anywhere if I did anything like that with the White Sox back then."

Tags: Gary Sanchez, Luis Severino
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CC Sabathia (52) Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
CC Sabathia (52) Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

CC Sabathia is coming back for one more year. 

The Yankees and the veteran southpaw agreed to a one-year, $8 million deal, pending physical, SNY confirmed. 

Sabathia reportedly did not want to look around elsewhere this winter and wanted to work out a deal quickly with the Yankees to return for 2019, per Joel Sherman of the New York Post. 

Tags: CC Sabathia
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New York Yankees' J.A. Happ delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (Frank Franklin II/AP)
New York Yankees' J.A. Happ delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (Frank Franklin II/AP)

Andy Martino, SNY.tv | Twitter | CARLSBAD, Calif. -- The Yankees have already engaged in preliminary talks with free agent J.A. Happ's agent about a return, per major league sources, and there is definite mutual interest in a reunion. But it's early enough in the offseason that the sides are both weighing other options, too.

That is in keeping with the Yanks' primary goals this winter, which are to improve the starting rotation and make sure the bullpen remains strong. As SNY first reported, the team is not interested in Bryce Harper, and is lukewarm on Manny Machado. The latter is more likely to become a Yankee than the former, but both are less important to Brian Cashman than pitching.

In addition to Happ, who is 36 but in excellent shape and expecting to pitch for many more years, the Yankees are in the early stages of weighing several intriguing trade options. Both Cleveland and Seattle are prepared to deal high end pitchers like Corey Kluber, Carlos Carrasco and James Paxton, and the Yankees are interested in all of them -- though the free agent market is a bit more appealing to them than a trade, because they have already traded away several top prospects...

Tags: CC Sabathia, Andy Martino
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Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber (28) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Chicago White Sox at Progressive Field. (Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports)
Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber (28) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Chicago White Sox at Progressive Field. (Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports)

With the Indians looking to shed payroll and the Mariners considering tearing things down completely, the Yankees have trade interest in starting pitchers Corey Kluber, Carlos Carrasco, and James Paxton, reports Jon Heyman of FanCred, who says the Yankees are meeting with the Indians Tuesday at the GM meetings. 

"I'm interested in adding more than one pitcher," GM Brian Cashman said Monday. "I think I need to add multiples. If I can do so, we'll see. ... I'm not going to say who and when but we will make sure we check every box in terms of what's available and the cost associated with what's available in both marketplaces, free agency and trades," Cashman said.

Aside from Luis Severino and Masahiro Tanaka, the Yankees don't have any certainties in the rotation for 2019 and beyond...

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New York Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres throws the ball to first base for an out during the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres throws the ball to first base for an out during the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees will need to find a replacement at shortstop while Didi Gregorius recovers from Tommy John surgery through at least the first half of the 2019 season.

Gleyber Torres may be the player to fill the void, but the second baseman's agent says Torres would be ready to take over full-time at shortstop if necessary.

"I think he would, wouldn't you?" Alan Nero said at the GM Meetings in California on Tuesday, per NJ.com's Brendan Kuty. "He just wants to play."

Tags: Didi Gregorius, Gleyber Torres
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Japanese LHP Yusei Kikuchi, who the Yankees scouted in late-September, has been posted by the Seibu Lions. And he's now repped by super-agent Scott Boras.

In addition to the Yankees, the Giants, Red Sox, Dodgers, Phillies, Brewers, and Rangers were among the teams on hand to watch Kikuchi on Sept. 28, and he will soon be available to the highest bidder. 

Under the new posting rules that went into effect last offseason, Kikuchi will have 30 days to negotiate with all teams. If he agrees to a contract, a portion of it will go to his old Japanese team as their release fee. 

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Aug 7, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Yankees designated hitter Miguel Andujar (41) celebrates his RBI single during the thirteenth inning against the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports (Patrick Gorski)
Aug 7, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Yankees designated hitter Miguel Andujar (41) celebrates his RBI single during the thirteenth inning against the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports (Patrick Gorski)

A Yankee player could be named American League Rookie of the Year for the second straight season ... if they can beat out Shohei Ohtani.

Third baseman Miguel Andujar and second baseman Gleyber Torres were both named finalists for the American League Rookie of the Year Award on Monday.

To say each of them had a successful rookie campaign would be an understatement.

Tags: Gleyber Torres, Miguel Andujar, Matt Eisenberg
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New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman talks with media during practice at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Butch Dill/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman talks with media during practice at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Butch Dill/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees hope to re-sign CC Sabathia, aim to add multiple pitchers via trade or free agency and have received interest in Sonny Gray, GM Brian Cashman told reporters at GM Meetings on Monday.

"We need to reinforce our pitching, so we'll do the best we can with that," Cashman said, according to MLB.com's Bryan Hoch. "That seems to be a yearly effort."

The Yankees will enter the 2019 season with Luis Severino and Masahiro Tanaka as staples from last season's rotation and could also put top pitching prospect Justus Sheffield in the mix, but Cashman said he hopes the team will re-sign Sabathia, who has been with the Yankees since 2009.

Tags: CC Sabathia, Sonny Gray
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Mar 12, 2017; Lakeland, FL, USA; New York Mets assistant hitting coach Pat Roessler (6) walks to the dugout during pre game warmups of an MLB spring training baseball game against the Detroit Tigers at Joker Marchant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports (Reinhold Matay)
Mar 12, 2017; Lakeland, FL, USA; New York Mets assistant hitting coach Pat Roessler (6) walks to the dugout during pre game warmups of an MLB spring training baseball game against the Detroit Tigers at Joker Marchant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports (Reinhold Matay)

The Mets will not be retaining hitting coach Pat Roessler for the 2019 season, SNY's Andy Martino confirmed. 

Roessler, 58, may not have to leave New York, though. 

The former Mets hitting coach is highly-respected within the Yankees organization, where he was director of player development from 2005-14.

 

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Jul 29, 2017; Cooperstown, NY, USA; The National Baseball Hall of Fame Museum in Cooperstown, NY. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports (Gregory Fisher)
Jul 29, 2017; Cooperstown, NY, USA; The National Baseball Hall of Fame Museum in Cooperstown, NY. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports (Gregory Fisher)

Former Yankees owner George Steinbrenner is getting another chance at the National Baseball Hall of Fame. 

The Today's Game Era ballot for the Class of 2019 was released on Monday and Steinbrenner appears on the ballot for the third consecutive season. 

Steinbrenner, who bought the Yankees in 1973 and presided over six World Series titles and 11 American League pennants, is the lone executive on the ballot and only non-living candidate. 

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Chris Carelli, SNY.TV Facebook | Twitter | About Me | Archives: The Yankees typically traverse the offseason like a wild cat laying in the weeds, readying to pounce on the move that fits into the organization's methodological game plan. With the GM Meetings set to begin Monday, what might be areas where the Yankees concentrate their efforts?

This offseason likely won't be any different than the past, although the cat might take some early morsels before devouring the bulk of its prey. The Yankees established their priorities immediately after their ouster from the playoffs -- again a consistent part of the overall strategy.

Make space

Tags: David Robertson, Gary Sanchez, Jacoby Ellsbury, Miguel Andujar, Sonny Gray, Chris Carelli
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Oct 3, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman (right) before the 2018 American League wild card playoff baseball game against the Oakland Athletics at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran/NorthJersey.com via USA TODAY Sports (Danielle Parhizkaran)
Oct 3, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman (right) before the 2018 American League wild card playoff baseball game against the Oakland Athletics at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran/NorthJersey.com via USA TODAY Sports (Danielle Parhizkaran)

The GM Meetings begin Monday in Carlsbad, CA, and continue through Nov. 7. 

Typically, during the day, GMs and their staff spend more time discussing business about the game.

However, in addition to conferences and meetings about league issues, the GM Meetings are used for teams to meet, talk about agendas, player values, offseason plans and learn who plans to do what and who may be available as everyone looks to improve their position through the offseason...

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New York Yankees right fielder Estevan Florial hits an RBI single during the fourth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees right fielder Estevan Florial hits an RBI single during the fourth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

Yankees No. 2 prospect Estevan Florial hit a triple in the third inning of the Arizona Fall League Fall Stars Game on Saturday.

Florial hit ninth and started in right field. He walked in his second plate appearance before he was replaced.

Florial played primarily with Single-A Tampa this past season, along with nine games in the Gulf Coast League. He played in 84 games, hitting .283 with six home runs, 35 RBI, 19 doubles, four triples, and 16 stolen bases.

 

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Corey Kluber (28) Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports (Troy Taormina)
Corey Kluber (28) Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports (Troy Taormina)

The Cleveland Indians absolutely ran away with the AL Central title this season. But, as they enter the offseason, they are willing to trade some of their valuable assets. 

According to ESPN's Buster Olney, the only players that appear safe at the moment are SS Francisco Lindor and 3B/1B Jose Ramirez. So, players like RHP Corey Kluber and RHP Carlos Carrasco among others will be open for business during the Winter Meetings. 

For the Yankees, an ace is exactly what they are looking for with Luis Severino and Masahiro Tanaka not proving they can be that consistent starter. Kluber is a two-time Cy Young Award winner, and those type of pitchers rarely get shopped around. 

Tags: Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka
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Chris Carelli, SNY.TV Facebook | Twitter | About Me | Archives

The stars, literally and figuratively, have lined up for the Yankees to make a splash this winter.

The burden of heavy league taxes has been removed and a robust free-agent market is before them. The Yankees worked for years to diminish payroll expenditures with an eye toward the 2019 season.

Tags: Aaron Judge, David Robertson, Domingo German, Gary Sanchez, Giancarlo Stanton, Gleyber Torres, Jacoby Ellsbury, Jordan Montgomery, Justus Sheffield, Luis Severino, Miguel Andujar, Sonny Gray, Chris Carelli
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It would be incorrect to call the idea of the Yankees trading for Madison Bumgarner a pipe dream, considering the state of disrepair that currently defines the San Francisco Giants.

In fact, the immediate future of their organization is so bleak that team president, Larry Baer, has declared the need for new direction, starting with the ongoing search for a young, analytically savvy GM who can modernize the old-school front office. 

And given the Giants' lack of young talent at the major or minor league level, coming off back-to-back horrendous seasons, it's not unreasonable to think the new GM would consider trading Bumgarner as a way of jump-starting a major rebuild.

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New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner talks to the media during MLB owners' meetings, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
		 (Eric Christian Smith/AP)
New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner talks to the media during MLB owners' meetings, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith) (Eric Christian Smith/AP)

Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner is still reeling over his team's loss to the Red Sox in this year's divisonal series. 

I mean, how could he not? The Red Sox are not only the Yankees' most hated rival, but it was in their own ballpark to make matters worse. It is why Steinbrenner told The Post's Joel Sherman the 3-1 series loss "certainly pisses me off. I never want a divsion rival to outdo us."

"I have no love for the Red Sox on the field or in the division," Steinbrenner added. 

Tags: Didi Gregorius, Masahiro Tanaka, Scott Thompson
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New York Yankees relief pitcher Justus Sheffield pitches against the Boston Red Sox during the ninth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees relief pitcher Justus Sheffield pitches against the Boston Red Sox during the ninth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

Yankees LHP Justus Sheffield was ranked the top prospect in the organization while outfielder Estevan Florial was ranked second, according to Baseball America.

Baseball America ranked RHP Jonathan Loaisiga third, outfielder Everson Pereira fourth and catcher Anthony Seigler fifth.

Outfielder Antonio Cabello (eighth) and RHPs Mike King (sixth), Deivi Garcia (seventh), Roansy Contreras (eighth) and Albert Abreu (10th) rounded out the top 10.

Tags: Albert Abreu, Justus Sheffield, Matt Eisenberg
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Didi Gregorius (18) Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Didi Gregorius (18) Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

The Yankees have nine arbitration-eligible players this offseason. Six of them are locks to be offered arbitration, and three of them have a more uncertain Yankees future.

According to MLB Trade Rumors, here's what they're projected to make if offered arbitration, and what the rest of their contract situation is. We'll first tackle the locks to be offered arbitration, followed by the question marks...

Locks

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Austin Romine, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Luis Severino, Ronald Torreyes, Sonny Gray, Tommy Kahnle, Scott Thompson
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Derek Jeter hits a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 10th to even the 2001 World Series at 2-2.
Derek Jeter hits a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 10th to even the 2001 World Series at 2-2.

Before he was officially captain of the Yankees, Derek Jeter became Mr. November.

Seventeen years ago on this date, Jeter lifted the Yankees with a walk-off home run off Arizona Diamondbacks closer Byung-Hyun Kim in the 10th inning of Game 4 of the World Series.

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New York Yankees Brett Gardner (11) follows through on a two-run triple during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in New York, Wednesday, May 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) (Kathy Willens/AP)
New York Yankees Brett Gardner (11) follows through on a two-run triple during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in New York, Wednesday, May 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) (Kathy Willens/AP)

The Yankees had until midnight on Wednesday to decide whether or not to pick up veteran OF Brett Gardner's option for 2019. And after declining the option, the team announced they reached a new one-year deal to keep him in pinstripes once again next season.

According to MLB.com's Marc Feinsand, Gardner will earn $7.5 million next season. The $2 million buyout that was part of his contract will be reflected on the Yankees' 2018 payroll, which doesn't affect their status of staying under the luxury tax threshold.

The 35-year Gardner hit .236/.322/.368 with 12 homers, 20 doubles, and seven triples in 140 games (530 at-bats) in 2018, though he continued to be a positive in the field as he was worth 10 DRS (defensive runs saved) in 1,185 innings in the outfield.

Tags: Brett Gardner, Danny Abriano
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Chris Carelli, SNY.TV Facebook | Twitter | About Me | Archives: The Yankees invested heavily in creating a "super bullpen" for the 2018 season and the results were mixed. With two elite relievers -- David Robertson and Zach Britton -- heading to the free agent market, how will the Yankees seek to create a lockdown endgame relief crew for 2019?

Foundation remains

The Yankees will return three of their five high-leverage relievers from 2018 to 2019, with Dellin Betances and Chad Green set to once again bridge the gap to closer Aroldis Chapman...

Tags: Aroldis Chapman, Chad Green, David Robertson, Dellin Betances, Chris Carelli
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Misery parody
Misery parody

Sometimes there's nothing scarier than New York sports.

In honor of Halloween, we've spun some famous horror flicks into movies about the Giants, Jets, Yankees and Nets.

Check out SNY's adaptations and movie posters below, along with the synopses. 

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 (Paul Rutherford)
(Paul Rutherford)

Even at their World Series parade, the Red Sox are still talking about the Yankees.

Manager Alex Cora took the honors this time: "Think about it. The New York Yankees, yeah, the sky was falling," Cora said on Wednesday morning in Boston. "We lost Game 2 and it was panicking here -- everybody was like 'whoa, it's over.' We scored 16 at Yankee Stadium, suck on it."

Click below to see...

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New York Yankees right fielder Estevan Florial hits an RBI single during the fourth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees right fielder Estevan Florial hits an RBI single during the fourth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

Yankees outfield prospect Estevan Florial was selected to play in the Arizona Fall League's Fall Stars Game this Saturday at Surprise Stadium in Arizona. 

Florial will represent the West team and is among a dozen of MLB Pipeline's Top 100 Prospects to be featured in the game. 

The 21-year-old is coming off a season in which he hit 16 doubles and scored 45 runs in 75 games for the Tampa Yankees in high Single-A. 

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Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper looks out from the dugout before a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (Nick Wass/AP)
Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper looks out from the dugout before a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (Nick Wass/AP)

Andy Martino, SNY.tv | Twitter | As the Yankees wrapped their pro scouting meetings last week and determined a preliminary offseason strategy, a pursuit of free agent outfielder Bryce Harper was not part of the plan, according to major league sources.

As with Manny Machado, who the Yankees will monitor but not likely pursue aggressively, ownership could step in and mandate a Harper signing. The Steinbrenner family just watched the Boston Red Sox win yet another World Series, and might be in the mood to load up on superstars.

But the Yankees' early feeling is that Harper simply doesn't fit. While they could use the lefthanded bat in a righty-heavy lineup, they feel that their outfield and DH spots are spoken for...

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner, Giancarlo Stanton, Jacoby Ellsbury, Miguel Andujar, Andy Martino
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Aug 17, 2018; Seattle, WA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado (8) tosses his bat after hitting a home run against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports (Jennifer Buchanan)
Aug 17, 2018; Seattle, WA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado (8) tosses his bat after hitting a home run against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports (Jennifer Buchanan)

Andy Martino, SNY.tv | Twitter | We're not here, the morning after the Boston Red Sox won their fourth World Series championship since 2004, to tell you that the Yankees definitely will not sign Manny Machado. If you're a Yankee fan, you probably don't want to hear that today.

And they're the Yankees. They might end up with the superstar shortstop, after all.

But we are here to tell you that the baseball operations and scouting departments, which spent most of last week meeting to plot an offseason strategy, was not impressed by Machado's postseason antics, and are now "lukewarm" on pursuing the former Oriole and Dodger, according to major league sources...

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Former baseball player Alex Rodriguez sits in the stands before the start of a baseball game, Friday, June 23, 2017, in Miami. The Marlins announced the signings of their first three draft picks on Friday — No. 13 overall selection Trevor Rogers, No. 36 overall pick Brian Miller and No. 51 Joe Dunand, a Miami native and Rodriguez's nephew. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) (Wilfredo Lee/AP)
Former baseball player Alex Rodriguez sits in the stands before the start of a baseball game, Friday, June 23, 2017, in Miami. The Marlins announced the signings of their first three draft picks on Friday — No. 13 overall selection Trevor Rogers, No. 36 overall pick Brian Miller and No. 51 Joe Dunand, a Miami native and Rodriguez's nephew. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) (Wilfredo Lee/AP)

It appears there is still some tension between Alex Rodriguez and Jason Varitek. 

The former Red Sox catcher, who infamously brawled with Rodriguez in 2004, crossed paths with the former Yankees slugger on Sunday while celebrating Boston's World Series win over the Dodgers. 

Varitek, who works as a special assistant to Red Sox GM Dave Dombrowksi, stopped by the Fox Sports postgame set to say hello to his former teammate, David Ortiz. 

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