Yankees general manager Brian Cashman rolled into the hotel lobby a little before 3 p.m. this afternoon. He checked into his room and before he could make his way to the elevators, Cashman was surrounded. Such is the life with the Yankees, especially when it’s less than a week after a World Series title and the World Series MVP is eligible for free agency.
When the rush was over, Cashman’s first order of business was to explain that everything will likely move slowly these three days in Chicago and probably beyond.
“I’d rather focus on the process and make sure we do that right than treat this like a fast food situation and all of the sudden get indigestion,” Cashman said.
Cashman has already contacted some teams to find out what those organizations are looking for this offseason, but the Yankees have not had their internal meetings to discuss free agents or to share opinions. Those meetings will come soon — Cashman wouldn’t say exactly when — and until then, it’s unlikely the Yankees will make any significant moves. Cashman said he expects these three days in Chicago to be an opportunity to get a feel for the trade market that’s already developing, but major announcements are unlikely.
“I just know that I don’t see anything happening here in Chicago in the next three days,” Cashman said.