After three days of GM Meetings in Chicago, Brian Cashman was in no different position on Wednesday than when he arrived on Monday. As I wrote in today’s paper, the Yankees’ general manager had some discussions about the trade market but did not meet with a single agent. The Yankees most significant move was to outright Freddy Guzman and Josh Towers into free agency.
Cashman will now meet with his scouts and various other decision makers to set a strategy for the winter. He’ll decide who to protect from the Rule 5 draft, who to non-tender, who to re-sign, who to go after in free agency and who to target on the trade market. The offseason is just getting started.