The Yanks' offseason started today, and both Cashman and Levine gave interviews. Now, long time observers won't put too much stock in these interviews because the Yanks have not yet had their organizational meetings and those, very really, or where the offseason agendas are set.
Right now, they will most likely they will perform their due diligence, both on the team, the system, and the market. As of now, they hold the 22nd pick in next year's draft -- which could go higher if teams in front of them sign arb eligible free agents. They should hold onto that pick like grim death, for a few reasons. First, they still need to add talent to their farm, second, first round picks pump ups bonus pools, and third, since this will be the second and last year of their IFA austerity punishment, they might want to go big in the June draft, so they should go in with all the ammo they can. That way, they can go back to topping off the IFA market the following year, while they deal with minor draft penalties. We'll see.
Two years ago at their organizational meetings, they decided to sign 3 over 30 free agents and the cost of their 3 first round draft picks, and that has been an unmitigated disaster so far and will be an financial fiasco by the time those players come off the books.
Beyond that, they do have prospects who'll be sought after in trades, but the Yanks should be trying to sell as many of their over 30's as they can. So we'll see what happens there.
They also have to either have a strong talk with their manager about his propensity to play every game like it's the 7th game of the world series and thus destroy his bullpen every year, and also about segmenting the season into areas where they can start breaking in more of the farm ready talent. And if he doesn't want to change, they need to move on, to someone they can trust with pitchers and prospects.
Down on the farm, they will probably continue their rolling rebuild, as they already have to find a new manager for at least Scranton, and who knows where else.
Should be interesting.