Buckle up Yankees fans, this is starting to get real interesting.
A starting rotation of Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Sonny Gray, Yu Darvish, and CC Sabathia could be on the horizon.
Brian Cashman has said some things that make the addition of Darvish seem like a legit possibility.
Cashman says he's talked to Darvish's agent, but says the team would have to clear $$$ space to add him. #Yankees— Brendan Kuty (@BrendanKutyNJ) January 11, 2018
Cash on Darvish and tax threshold: "We have the flexibility to add more flexibility"— Scott Reinen (@ScottReinen) January 11, 2018
Leads me to believe, they can sign Darvish and still get under the threshold. Also leads me to believe that Cash thinks he can move Ellsbury.
Any move for the Yankees is predicated on the fact that they must get under the luxury-tax threshold this season. By staying under, they will reset all of their penalties making it easier to spend on the great free agent class next year.
If the Yankees can add Darvish, along with what they already have done in trading for Giancarlo Stanton, and still manage to remain under the tax threshold, then Cashman deserves another raise.