Via Mark Feinsand -
With the trade deadline looming a week from Thursday, the Yankees’ brain trust will gather Thursday in Tampa to discuss potential moves.
The meeting will include co-chairmen Hank and Hal Steinbrenner, president Randy Levine, general manager Brian Cashman, special adviser Gene Michael, pro scouting director Billy Eppler and senior VP Felix Lopez. Manager Joe Girardi isn’t expected to be at the meeting, but he is expected to have some input.
A source with knowledge of the situation said that the Steinbrenner brothers have been pleased with the team’s recent play, so they want to show the players that they are committed to winning this year by making moves to bolster the roster.
“They’re ready to do whatever they need to do at the deadline,” the source said. “They want to make a run this year.”
During last week’s All-Star break, the source said, Hal Steinbrenner instructed Cashman to make whatever moves were necessary before the deadline, even if it meant dealing some of the organization’s highly touted prospects.
This is an interesting report. So, now, if the Yankees do not make a deal to help their big league team, should that be seen as a failure on Brian Cashman’s part?