Evening Notes: Rotation, Hughes, Darvish
by Matt S.
Chad Jennings of The Journal News thinks there’s a good chance that the Yankees rotation will remain unchanged next season, and that the team expects a bounce back year from Phil Hughes.
”I’ve got to keep taking a step back and recognizing that we’ve got guys in our system that are producing,” general manager Brian Cashman said. ”We’ve got a lot of depth. Can we add to it? We’d like to. But is it realistic? It’s not necessarily that realistic because for me to be able to push through something, I’m going to have to overpay to do that, and that’s a tough thing to do, especially when you’re sitting with a lot of talent, a lot of people you could slot in and [have them] do this job.”
The Yankees are sending out signals that Yu Darvish isn’t worth the investment it will take to sign him after the bid portion of his posting process ends Wednesday.
New York is rumored to be in full pursuit of Darvish, but the Yankees are speaking as if he’ll be out of their price range. General manager Brian Cashman has stated on numerous accounts that he doesn’t expect to ”spend big this offseason,” and signing Darvish would certainly go against that. On Friday, the club announced the re-signing of Freddy Garcia to a one-year deal worth $4 million.