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Will The Yankees Wait Too Long And Miss Out?

Another great trade acquisition by Cashman prior to the trading deadline, Brandon McCarthy‘s career was resuscitated upon arriving in the Bronx. After leaving the Arizona Diamondbacks, the righty workhorse posted a 7-5 record with an ERA of only 2.89. Both McCarthy and the Yankees have plenty of mutual interest in a deal that will keep him in New York, but we have yet to hear much of anything regarding a negotiation. We do know one of his former teams, the Texas Rangers, have stated they have interest in a reunion as well.

The question is, will the Yankees wake up, and get this deal done before anyone else can come along, snatch up McCarthy, and leave the Yankees with yet another hole to fill in their rotation? They can’t feel confident with the return of C.C. Sabathia in the back of the rotation, and the inability for Michael Pineda to stay healthy. Cashman traded some of the team’s depth to the Detroit Tigers, when Shane Greene was jettisoned for Didi Gregorius as part of a three-team deal last week. The Yankees have two glaring holes in the rotation, and McCarthy should be a priority to be brought back. If the Yankees overlook this issues because of their obsession with David Robertson, this team is in trouble heading into 2015.

Prediction: McCarthy returns to the Yankees on a 3-year deal, for $36 million dollars