Takeaways from GM Brian Cashman after Yankees make no deals at MLB trade deadline

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<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The Yankees did not pull the trigger on any deals ahead of this year’s MLB trade deadline and instead will hold down the fort with what they’ve got, as they try and compete for a World Series title.” data-reactid=”32″>The Yankees did not pull the trigger on any deals ahead of this year’s MLB trade deadline and instead will hold down the fort with what they’ve got, as they try and compete for a World Series title.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Aaron Boone told reporters right after the 4 p.m. deadline passed that "nothing came to fruition" for New York in their talks with other teams.” data-reactid=”33″>Aaron Boone told reporters right after the 4 p.m. deadline passed that “nothing came to fruition” for New York in their talks with other teams.

General manager Brian Cashman spoke not long after Boone to address what went down for the Yankees at the deadline and what’s to come in the near future now that the team is locked in for the postseason run.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Here are a few takeaways from Cashman:” data-reactid=”48″>Here are a few takeaways from Cashman:

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="On how close the team came to making a deal” data-reactid=”50″>On how close the team came to making a deal

Even though the Yankees have only played 32 games so far this season, the shortened season meant that the trade deadline had to happen sooner than later, and come 4 p.m. Monday afternoon, it was over.

“We went all the way to the last few minutes with conversations we were up and running, but couldn’t push through on anything,” Cashman said. “We were engaged with everybody as much as you would expect, but unfortunately we were unable to conclude anything.”

“…Ultimately the bottom line is the (trade) matches and trying to come up with something that we felt was sensible versus something that we couldn’t live with.”

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On paper, the Yankees already have one of the best teams in the league and will certainly be contenders despite not making any deals at the deadline. However, the injured list has been stocked up again this season and has contributed to their recent struggles.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content=""I know we have a great team, especially clearly when we are at full capacity. …Knowing that we're getting everybody back at some point, that's certainly exciting," Cashman said.
” data-reactid=”56″>”I know we have a great team, especially clearly when we are at full capacity. …Knowing that we’re getting everybody back at some point, that’s certainly exciting,” Cashman said.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="On if the team was looking for pitching that was controllable beyond 2020” data-reactid=”57″>On if the team was looking for pitching that was controllable beyond 2020

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Even with injured fielders like Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton and Gleyber Torres set to return at some point, the Yankees pitching rotation has been questionable at times.” data-reactid=”58″>Even with injured fielders like Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton and Gleyber Torres set to return at some point, the Yankees pitching rotation has been questionable at times.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content=""As we move forward we believe we have a nice formulation of talented starters that are controllable," Cashman said. "Obviously, clearly, Gerrit Cole and the investment there. eventually (Domingo) German will be reinstated and step back into competitive mode. You already see what (Jordan) Montgomery&nbsp;is doing and what Deivi Garcia did yesterday…. So I think there’s a lot that we can hang out hats on."” data-reactid=”59″>”As we move forward we believe we have a nice formulation of talented starters that are controllable,” Cashman said. “Obviously, clearly, Gerrit Cole and the investment there. eventually (Domingo) German will be reinstated and step back into competitive mode. You already see what (Jordan) Montgomery is doing and what Deivi Garcia did yesterday…. So I think there’s a lot that we can hang out hats on.”

“The effort was to try and get, whether it was controllable starter moving forward or even a short-term starter, to continue to continue to give ourselves a better chance. But the price tags associated on it was usually a subtraction of some impactful player that’s currently playing a role or anticipated to play a very important role in this franchise in the present or the immediate future.”

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The Yankees currently have the highest payroll in baseball, so potentially dishing out more money for high-caliber starters may not have been ideal to management.

“Dollars are certainly a part of the equation for any business right now, and more than ever part of the equation. But I can tell you…the matches, before we got to the dollars, were as problematic, or more problematic than the money,” Cashman said.

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