Essentially taking himself out of the running for Rafael Soriano, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said this afternoon that he absolutely will not make a move that costs the Yankees their top draft pick.
“I will not lose our No. 1 draft pick,” Cashman said. “I would have for Cliff Lee. I won’t lose our No. 1 draft pick for anyone else.”
I think this is the smart move. Lee was worth losing the pick for, but it’s tough to see someone like Soriano being worth enough over what the Yankees have in-house to justify not just losing their first round pick, but losing it to a division rival in what most are calling one of the deepest drafts in recent memory. And that’s one hell of a run-on sentence but I’m just killing time until happy hour so I’m not going to edit it.