Friday, July 31, 2015

Tick, Tock. Tick, Tock. Brian Cashman is on the Clock

The 2015 July 31st non-waiver trading deadline is a mere nine hours away and the Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman is officially on the clock. Cashman has balked at trades involving Jorge Mateo for Craig Kimbrel and his $28 million in salary and has balked at any trades involving Luis Severino and Greg Bird leading New York to miss out on Cole Hamels, David Price, Johnny Cueto and Ben Zobrist. New York has missed out on Mat Latos, Tyler Clippard and a slew of other pieces in what has been an extremely exciting and extremely busy trade deadline. Is it finally the Yankees time to shine?

Cashman has nine more hours to stand pat, move on players like Mike Leake or James Shields or shock the world with another “Ninja Cashman” special. The rumor mill is awfully quiet right now surrounding the Yankees and that’s usually an indicator that Cashman and the team from the Bronx are ready to pounce and ready to strike.

The Mets are trying to steal the Yankees thunder and steal the National League East Division, nine more hours until we see if Cashman let them do at least one of them. Stay tuned, it’s going to be a great and exciting news filled day. 


  1. Okay guys. Help me out here, because I'm having a hard time trying to figure out Cashman's strategy. We have a hole at offensive hole at second base, and he trades for Ackley. Pineda is on the DL, Sabathia is completely ineffective, Tanaka can't pitch every 5th day, Nova has arm fatigue, and we're going after high priced closers Kimberly and Chapman. Both would be great additions, but not exactly an area of need. Can anyone explain this?

    1. I hate spell check sometimes. I wasn't insulting Kimbrel by calling him Kimberly.

    2. Luis Severino will be called up this weekend and so will Ref, write it down.

      Also Ackley was acquired to upgrade over Garrett Jones who was a DFA victim today.

  2. Levin you nailed it. You're dead on with your comment. If I'm giving top prospects away I would've gone after Hammel a staple in the pitching staff which we don't have. Elf us going after people in our strengths go figure

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  4. I agree Hans. Controllable players beyond 2015 are the players you trade top prospects for. I went into this day expecting nothing so I can't say that I'm even disappointed or surprised


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