After weeks of rumors linking star pitchers Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg to the New York Yankees, general manager Brian Cashman has just confirmed that his team will be among the many suitors expected to make offers for both highly-regarded free agents.
As quoted by ESPN, Cashman commented on the Yankees’ interest in Cole and Strasburg during the MLB’s annual general manager meetings in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Monday. While Cashman teased the possibility that the Yankees will be going after some “surprise” prospects in free agency, he stressed that the two pitchers will be among the “higher-end guys” the team will be pursuing ahead of the 2020 MLB season.
“Obviously, [both are] great, talented players that have earned so many accolades along the way — and for good reason. They are some of the premier pitchers the game has seen at this time, so it’s a good time to be them.”