The New York Yankees have clearly made pitching a priority so far this offseason after it let them down in the postseason.
They've already traded for James Paxton and re-signed veteran CC Sabathia this winter. It's also no secret that the team is pursuing free agent Patrick Corbin as he visited Yankee Stadium on Thursday. But even if they do wind up signing Corbin, MLB insider Jayson Stark reported that the Yankees will not be done after that.
The #Yankees are pursuing Patrick Corbin.— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) November 30, 2018
They've already traded for James Paxton.
I'm hearing from agents they haven't ruled out signing another high-profile starter - a la J.A. Happ/Nathan Eovaldi - even if they sign Corbin.
Plus they'd have Severino/Tanaka/Sabathia!
Brian Cashman and the Yanks front office reportedly haven't ruled out signing another starter, such as Nathan Eovaldi or J.A. Happ.
I can't blame Cashman for being this aggressive with the free agent market for pitching. The team's rotation was largely unreliable for the entire season. Luis Severino struggled mightily in the second half, Sonny Gray was terrible the whole year, and Sabathia could barely reach the fifth inning at times.
Let the games begin pic.twitter.com/hZSlRobtQq— The Official Simonetti Source (@SimonettiSource) November 29, 2018
There's an old adage that you can never have enough starting pitching. It looks like Cashman agrees with that statement given how active he's been this offseason with the pitching market.