The offseason is dark and full of terrors. This one hasn’t felt like the slowest ever—probably because so many free agents are still out there and rumors keep circulating—but there still have been plenty of weeks without any Yankees news. This has been one of those weeks. As much as we’ve tried to keep ourselves busy and distracted, the Yankees have been in the same boat. Here’s a look at how some of the Bombers have spent their offseason:
Since this trade was one of the first moves that Brian Cashman made, Paxton really didn’t have to wait long to see how his offseason would unfold. He’s spent the last couple of months talking about how pumped he is to be a Yankee, and doing plenty of fishing.
It’s been a roller coaster of a season for Sabathia. He quickly inked a one-year deal with the Yankees, then had to undergo emergency heart surgery. Luckily, he noticed his symptoms and got the issue taken care of in time. He’s been cleared to pitch and should be all set for spring training. CC and his wife also renewed their wedding vows!
Speaking of nuptials, Voit tied the knot in December. The jacked first baseman continued to hit the gym hard, too:
Moving over to second base, Torres took a much deserved vacation to Hawaii following the end of the season. Just look at how happy he was snorkeling:
The Yankees outfielder welcomed a new baby to the family, Aaron Jr. Teammate Dellin Betances also has a baby on the way.
The other, larger Aaron launched the All Rise Foundation to support the youth community.
Frazier, who revealed that he hates the nickname Red Thunder, has a fun Twitter account. We hadn’t heard any health updates about him in months, but he finally announced the exciting news that he was cleared for spring training and had resumed baseball activities.
r u ready pic.twitter.com/UaoSg9Adnz— Clint Frazier (@clintfrazier) January 19, 2019
I really want to see him come out swinging and steal the starting job from Brett Gardner.
Some days the offseason is so boring that the best way to pass the time is to pull out your phone—or someone else’s—and take 20 selfies. This might be Stanton’s most relatable moment ever. This is the MLB offseason summed up in one photo:
I call the top two rows “When your name is Manny Machado and the only teams interested in you are the White Sox, Phillies, and Padres.” The second row from the bottom is: “When the Yankees announce they signed Troy Tulowitzki.”