The MLB trade deadline passed by with a flurry of action, and the New York Yankees stayed nearly silent.
The biggest deal the Yankees pulled off on Wednesday was a minor-league swap with the Colorado Rockies that netted Single-A left-hander Alfredo Garcia. General manager Brian Cashman sees nothing wrong with that.
"There were prices that I felt were way out of reach," Cashman told Lindsey Adler of The Athletic following his quiet deadline day.
"My job is constantly trying to improve this club, and we're doing it for a long time. Just in terms of the circumstances, we didn't get close to anything," he added. "But we certainly knocked on all doors."
Bauer wound up being traded to the Cincinnati Reds in a three-team blockbuster that saw the Cleveland Indians pull in Yasiel Puig, Franmil Reyes, Logan Allen, and two other prospects. Meanwhile, Stroman was traded to the New York Mets, where Syndergaard remains.
Even further, the Houston Astros - the only American League contender with a better record than the Yankees - acquired Zack Greinke from the Arizona Diamondbacks.
"Because of how it shaped out, we're going to basically look to hopefully add from our disabled list," Cashman continued. "We have some pretty star-studded guys sitting there waiting in the wings. Hopefully their rehabs finally finish off properly and they can join this club and reinforce us."
The Yankees hold a commanding eight-game lead over the second-place Tampa Bay Rays in the AL East. The team's starting rotation ranks 16th in the majors, according to FanGraphs WAR, collectively posting a 4.77 ERA and 4.96 FIP.