Yankees GM Brian Cashman said the team is unwilling to deal any of their upper echelon prospects for what would be a short-term gain.
"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 said during an appearance on 'High Heat' on the MLB Network. "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."
Cashman said the Yankees are open to adding a starting pitcher via trade, but that they're prepared to open Spring Training with what they have.
The Yankees have been linked to White Sox LHP Jose Quintana, though there are conflicting reports regarding their interest.
Cashman also weighed in on the signing of 28-year-old Aroldis Chapman, who inked a five-year deal worth $86 million earlier this month.
"History is not kind to those deals on the back-end, but Aroldis Chapman has been a freak of nature in terms of his abilities thus far, so hopefully he can be a freak of nature in terms of his durability moving forward, despite the inherent risks of a deal like that.