What We Know About the New York Yankees Offseason Strategy

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There’s always a lot of wild speculation and rumors every offseason. Here’s a look at the approach the Yankees are most likely to take this winter.

The hot stove season can be a lot of fun because it’s a time of infinite possibilities. A big free agent signing or blockbuster trade can come out of nowhere during the offseason, transforming a mediocre team into an immediate contender. Following the New York Yankees has always been fun in this regard, especially in the good old days, because inevitably they are always in on all the biggest available names.

Things are a little different these days, with New York being uncharacteristically restrained and responsible, but with a few of their bigger contracts beginning to come off the books, we should see at least a little action over the coming months.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman is more candid than most MLB executives when speaking to reporters, but his front office also has a reputation for secrecy. Generally his biggest moves come out of nowhere, which is notable in this age of constantly flowing rumors.

That said, while we can never be 100% sure what Cashman has up his sleeve, fans who have been paying attention during the early days of the offseason probably have a pretty good idea what is in store for the Yankees this winter.