Via George King -
However, Cashman does have concerns.
“I am more focused on the bullpen, the rotation and how that will shake out and the infield that is not Mark Teixeira or Derek Jeter,’’ Cashman said.
That’s a strong indication the Yankees will look to upgrade at third and second base, where Kelly Johnson, Brian Roberts and Eduardo Nunez are in the mix.
“I have said it’s a developing story that the Yankees have to keep focused on,’’ Cashman said of second and third. “Do we have the answer, the exclamation point right here in camp? If the answer is no, we have to look outside.’’
Cashman said any possible upgrade from the outside won’t cost the Yankees much.
“If we need to do improvements it has to be cheap,’’ Cashman said. “We spent our money.’’
It’s really a shame that the Cano free agency snuck up on Cashman the way it did, with no warning, so that he couldn’t have years of forewarning that he was going to need a second baseman in 2014. Ditto on the A-Rod suspension. I mean, it’s not like Cashman knew for over a year that he may need a third baseman in 2014, right?