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Akshita Patel

“We’re Not Done Trying,” Hal Steinbrenner Announces Yankees’ Incoming Off-Season Moves!

The New York Yankees managing partner and majority stakes owner, Hal Steinbrenner, faced the music last year after the team finished outside the postseason. However, this year, Steinbrenner turned up at Tampa to oversee spring training with fresh energy and a positive outlook toward the upcoming season.

Hal Steinbrenner has been in Tampa since the start of spring training. He often watches players in live sessions and has had detailed conversations with Aaron Judge and Juan Soto on multiple occasions. Meanwhile, Hal talked to the media for the first time this year and shared his take on the coming season. He also shed light on the front office’s alleged off-season plans.

   

Hal Steinbrenner Open For More Roster Moves Despite Payroll Crunch!

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As the 2024 MLB offseason unfolds, the New York Yankees’ managing general partner and co-owner, Hal Steinbrenner, has made it clear that the team is not done trying to improve its roster for the upcoming season. In his latest interview, he said that one cannot have enough pitching and bullpen depth. Thus, the Bombers are trying to find a perfect match. However, Hal also admitted that any acquisition from this stage would cost the franchise a bomb as they are already over budget with respect to luxury tax regulation. Regardless, Steinbrenner affirmed that he is looking at every possibility that Brian Cashman comes up with. “I‘m still willing to consider anything that comes my way. We are not done trying to improve this team,” said Steinbrenner.

The rumors of off-season moves stem from Blake Snell’s free agency picking up pace. The New York Yankees have been actively linked to the two-time CY Young pitcher. However, Snell’s steep ask continues to be a roadblock. When asked about the team’s approach on Snell, Hal Steinbrenner said that the front office is nowhere close to negotiating a deal with either a free agent or trade candidate. Right now, Brian Cashman and his team are sorting out options. And Hal is conducting an in-depth analysis before taking a final call. “I’m just going to tell you that we continue to look at a lot of different options,” said Steinbrenner. With just weeks to go for spring training, it’s perennial for Blake Snell to find a suitor. To land a contract this off-season, he has to lower his ask or face the risk of skipping an entire MLB season.

“Last Year Was An Embarrassment,” Yankees Owner Ahead Of 2024 Season

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A letter revealed that the Yankees used electronic devices to decode and relay opposing teams’ signs during the 2015 season and the first half of the 2016 season. Credit…Kathy Willens/Associated Press

Apparently, Hal Steinbrenner opened his interview with media reporters on Thursday by calling the Yankees’ 2023 season a complete embarrassment. He added that the entire franchise is embarrassed with the 82-80 record. “They feel like they have something to prove to the fans,” Steinbrenner said.

That being said, this year, the Yankees feel positive and confident of a turnaround. With a strong roster and fans’ backing, the Bronx Bombers are confident of making a deep postseason run. However, the only thing that could play a major spoilsport is injury concerns. If that issue is sorted, nothing will stop the Yanks from recording a successful season.

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