Here come the Yankees. With a trade complete for Brandon Drury, the heavy offseason lifting for general manager Brian Cashman is over. After falling one game short of the World Series in 2017, New York added reigning NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton, resigned CC Sabathia, welcomed back Masahiro Tanaka after opt-out drama, kept its prospect base almost fully together and added Drury to serve as infield insurance across the diamond. So, what's next? In the short term, not much other than depth and wins when the regular season begins. But when July rolls around, things could be different. With the Red Sox landing J.D. Martinez, a real fight for the AL East could commence--and a difference-making starting pitcher could be needed to put this Yankees group into the driver's seat. Here's a guess at the next Yankees blockbuster acquisition--with third base prospect Miguel Andujar as the major trade chip to make it happen. Cole Hamels, Rangers: Texas looks poised to have another losing season. When July rolls around, that could mean veterans like Hamels and Adrian Beltre are the subject of trade rumors.
MLB Rumors: Madison Bumgarner? Cole Hamels? Predicting the next Yankees blockbuster
Newark Star-Ledger | Feb 21