MLB official has surprisingly harsh words for Yankees' Dylan Cease rumors

So, that's that, huh?
Feb 19, 2024; Glendale, AZ, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Dylan Cease (84) stretches
Feb 19, 2024; Glendale, AZ, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Dylan Cease (84) stretches / Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The Yankees reengaged the Chicago White Sox on a potential Dylan Cease trade while talks heated up this week, motivated in part by the uncertainty surrounding Gerrit Cole. However, it still feels like a deal is unlikely; the Rangers and Padres remain out in front of recent talks, and the Yankees are still unwilling to include top prospect Spencer Jones.

In other words, recent Yankees rumors equate to "made-up crap," per one insider who's had enough of this nonsense, and was more than happy to talk over a hot coffee and three-to-five cigarettes.

There's no way of knowing who peed all over this team insider's cornflakes, spilling onto Gerrit Cole's fourth MRI. Regardless, some MLB official who spoke to NJ Advanced Media's Randy Miller did an efficient job of putting the kibosh on the idea that Cole's uncertainty has forced the Yankees to quickly scramble and put together a competitive Cease package after months of inactivity.

According to said official, the idea that the Yankees have the motivation and farm system depth to add Cease after dealing for Juan Soto is, quote, "made-up crap". Got it! No further questions.

Well, many further questions, actually. First question: Huh?

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The Yankees seem likely to be without Cole for Opening Day and beyond, though just how far beyond has yet to be determined.

In the wake of any future updates, though, it seems far more likely they'll be relying on internal upgrades and the trade deadline rather than orchestrating splashes for Cease, Blake Snell or Jordan Montgomery.

Now, all we need is a bit of clarity on which grizzled MLB official is staying up at all hours of the night taking Randy Miller's phone calls mid-Sprite burp. The man responsible for overseeing Nike's transition to see-through pants? He's probably not getting a lot of sleep lately. Could explain the gruff attitude.

Until Cease is picking up airplane tickets, though, I guess it's fair to accept this Yankees-related crap is all a bunch of hooey, foofaraw, and/or mularkey incarnate.