Yankees Brian Cashman will continue to surprise us at the trade deadline
By Jack O'Hara
It’s up to Cashman
The list goes on and on when it comes to crucial acquisitions that Brian Cashman has made for the Yankees over the years. However, with the pitching depth in the organization currently the only question mark, who will Cash surprise us with this time around?
The Yanks’ GM has made it apparent that he will not go after the big names like Madison Bumgarner or Corey Kluber, despite showing strong interest in Nationals two-time CY Young Award winner, Max Scherzer, over the last couple of weeks.
Cash has been smart about keeping his highly-touted prospects, such as Clint Frazier and Estevan Florial, who are sure to come up in most trade talks. He has also been smart about spending money and staying under the luxury-tax threshold, as sluggers like Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez are due for max-contracts in the near future.
"“I’d love to add pitching if I can,” Cashman stated before the Yankees took the field in London, England on Saturday. “Whether it’s bullpen, rotation. Just reinforce our pitching, and get our pitching that’s hurt healthy, and then have the pitching we currently have stay healthy.”"
Domingo German recently returned from an injured left hip flexor. After making his first start back against the Mets on Wednesday night, German picked up his 10th win en route to a 5-1 Yankees victory. German is currently 10-2 overall, with an ERA of 3.67 and a strikeout/walk ratio of 83:19.
Luis Severino, who missed the entire first half of 2019, isn’t due back until late August or early September as he has suffered multiple setbacks in the rehab of his right lat.
Dellin Betances has also missed the majority of this campaign, as the big man has suffered from shoulder inflammation and a low-grade lat strain. Boone recently stated that Betances is a week to 10 days away from throwing.