In an article published last night for Fox Sports, Ken Rosenthal wrote that Yankees GM Brian Cashman is "open to anything" this offseason. So what does that mean? According to a rival official, "Sounds like the Yankees are shopping everyone." And another added, "Except for Severino." Hmmm. Obviously, the declarations from those two officials may mean nothing. The Yankees may not do much of anything this offseason. But on the other hand, Cashman saying that he doesn't anticipate Severino, Bird and Judge being traded may also mean nothing because Cashman's recent history -when he traded Shane Green, Martin Prado and Manny Banuelos for Didi Gregorius, Nathan Eovaldi, and Chasen Shreve - proves that anything is, in fact, possible.
Either way it's way too early in the offseason to know what's going to happen even though prognosticating can be a lot of fun.
Some upcoming dates of note:
- The GM meetings start Monday in Boca Raton, FL and end November 12.
- The Winter Meetings are being held in Nashville, TN from December 7-10.
- Rule 5 draft is December 10