The World Series is filled with starter jars the Yankees were associated with, from Houston's Gerrit Cole and Justin Verlander to Washington's Patrick Corbin, which led them to land elsewhere.
"I did not pass them on," Cashman said about the trio of appetizers – and he added Atlantas Dallas Keuchel.
Cashman then gave some details of what flowed into the Yankees' pursuit of individual players, from the fact that Verlander was sent from Detroit to Houston in 2017, to the Nationals for Corbin's overbidding in the last Low season and Atlanta for Keuchel when the freelance agent signed in June.
"Verlander was out of the game due to the [luxury tax] protocols," Cashman said.
He admitted to being outbid by his relatives.
"Did not we offer Patrick Corbin an offer, yes or no?" Cashman asked. "You know the answer … We made an offer Washington's citizens made him a more significant offer."
As far as Cole is concerned, the Yankees have persecuted the right-hander twice.
He was replaced by the Yankees High school, but went to UCLA and they tried to trade with Cole in January 201
"Houston made an offer that was better in Pittsburgh's eyes than our offer," he said a defensive cashman. "You know, that's all old history, but that's all facts, but that does not mean we've passed anything."
You'll have to make another important decision once the World Series is over and Cole strikes the market, expected to receive a minimum order worth $ 250 million, and the Yankees did not play a year ago when Manny Machado and Bryce Harper landed elsewhere Next game for the best free agents in the market.
Cole would probably fit her plans better than Machado or Harper, but there's no telling if the Yankees are prepared to make the investments required for Cole.
Aaron Boone said he does not think they need an extra ace to win a championship next year.
"Do we have to? Are you doing that to take the next step? No, not necessarily, "said the manager. "The bottom line is that we were one or two games away today."
When Cashman and the Yankees begin their organizational meeting next week, Cole will undoubtedly be a topic of conversation. Currently, Cashman has no further thoughts on what led to this point.
"I do not regret our process," Cashman said. "And there are certain things in this process that are controlled, and some things that are beyond our control in terms of knowledge, I have no idea what an opposing team is offering until it comes out after the signing is done elsewhere . "
Although it's been a decade since the team competed in the final championship, it does not sound like any changes are coming in, as the Yankees approach free agency or the trading market.
Cashman congratulated Hal Steinbrenner's readiness to spend in the past.
"The proof is in the pudding," Cashman said, "I think he blew a lot on the way [of luxury-tax thresholds]. … He and his family and have put a big coin on the table to invest in this club. "
Their philosophy has led the Yankees into the playoffs for three consecutive years, but they have fallen below each time.
You put your best foot forward, [and] you live with it, "Cashman said. "So I live with that? I live with it. Do I feel comfortable with every decision and everything we've gone through in our process? I think we have a strong healthy process that leads us to make the offerings that we are about to do and something that we can feel comfortable with.
"You do not always get everything you want, but I think we've done a lot of great things along the way [to] I can sleep at night with the process we have on the spot served us well and allowed us to take a legitimate shot at the championship in recent years. "