Stemming from a series of tweets yesterday, I thought this was an interesting topic to bring to the forefront.
So Brian Cashman did all that he could to piece together a rotation heading into 2011. He did a fine job, finding some diamonds in the rough when he signed Freddy Garcia and Bartolo Colon to low risk, high reward contracts as well as not trading away Ivan Nova.
Can he possibly do it again for 2012 in hopes of looking forward to 2013?
I know, that's not the "Yankee way". It's win now and that's the bottom line. But what if the Yankees can glue together another solid rotation and then spend incredulous amounts of money after next season?
Draw the conclusions that you wish to, but I'd love to point out some of the names that will be on the free agent market after the 2012 season. They include...
1) Matt Cain (28)
2) Cole Hamels (29)
3) Zack Greinke (28)
4) John Danks (28)
5) Brandon McCarthy (29)
6) Anibal Sanchez (29)
7) James Shields (31) - Club option of $9 million
Although those gifted Steinbrenner boys would never see to it, would anyone be willing to wait on dropping substantial money until 2013? Not to mention, Dellin Betances and Manny Banuelos could very well be on their way to the major leagues in that season as well. Or are C.J. Wilson and Yu Darvish really worth it?
What do you think, Pinstripe Alley?
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