general manager Brian Cashman is tired of being asked about and .
Traditionally the biggest spenders, the Yankees bucked expectations this offseason and didn’t make a major free-agency splash, opting not to sign Harper of Machado. Instead, the two sluggers inked lengthy, lucrative deals with theand , respectively.
Cashman is confident in his club’s talent, and he’s “closing the chapter” on questions about Harper and Machado, according to.
“We’re up and running with what we’ve got. We’re excited about what we’ve got,” Cashman said. “We’re hoping that’s enough, but always looking to improve over the course of time if it fits within certain parameters.”
Cashman also said the Yankees weren’t among the suitors for Harper, Hoch.
New York appears set in the outfield, which likely kept Cashman from committing to a lengthy contract for Harper similar to the 13-year deal worth $330 million he signed with the Phillies.
, , and the newly-extended project to serve as the Yankees’ primary outfielders, with also under contract. Oft-injured is expected to play, too, and both and are hovering. The team’s outfield, on paper, is a position of strength.
In lieu of Machado, the Yankees keptat third base, and they signed infielders and to fill in until recovers from his elbow injury.
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