NEW YORK, NY - JULY 08: General manager Brian Cashman of the New York Yankees speaks to the media after the game against the Tampa Bay Rays was postponed due to rain on July 8, 2011 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman would love to find replacements for injured starters C.C. Sabathia and Andy Pettitte from within, but if that’s not possible, he’ll look outside the organization, reports Ben Cafardo of the Boston Globe.
Yankees GM Brian Cashman would love to find starters to replace CC Sabathia and Andy Pettitte from within, but if that’s not possible, he’ll look outside.
While one National League GM Cafardo spoke with said Houston Astros left-hander Wandy Rodriguez would be a good fit for the Yankees, he "doesn’t believe he is their cup of tea." Instead, it is believed that New York would gravitate more toward Chicago Cubs starters Matt Garza and Ryan Dempster as well as Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Zack Greinke.
Cafardo notes that the Yankees have enough young prospects they can use as trade chips to satisfy any team looking to sell this summer.
It’s was reported in early June that if New York does decide to acquire a starter this summer, Garza would be their guy. In the same report, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com said the Yankees could view Rodriguez as a plan-B for Garza.
The Cubs will reportedly make Dempster available once he’s activated from the disabled list, and many believe there is a good chance the Brewers will deal Greinke this summer, though there’s still a belief he would be a better fit with a smaller market.
Who should the Yankees target; Wandy, Garza, Greinke or Dempster?