Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Yankees Trade Headley, Clear Salary For Next Big Move

Cashman (Photo: Craig Ruttle)
Brian Cashman continues to think three moves ahead of Dave Dombrowski. The Yankees just traded third-baseman Chase Headley and pitcher Bryan Mitchell to the Padres—in return for an "organizational depth" outfielder (Jabari Blash). The real reason for the deal is to clear salary space to make yet another move—likely acquiring a starting pitcher or a third-baseman (perhaps keeping Todd Frazier). Clearly, Cashman is playing three- (or maybe four-) dimensional chess, while Snoozin' Dave is playing checkers (barely).