SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) After falling short of reaching the World Series for the 10th straight year, the New York Yankees intend to have conversations with top free agent pitchers Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg.
Its a good time to be them, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Monday as the general managers meeting began. Certainly well have conversations from our perspective. And theyll either lead to further ones or lesser ones.
During a moonlit availability in a courtyard surrounded by palm trees, Cashman confirmed changes in the teams staff, led by Matt Blake replacing Larry Rothschild as pitching coach. He said New York has had conversations with the agents for several of its players who became free agents, including outfielder Brett Gardner, shortstop Didi Gregorius and reliever Dellin Betances.