Good news, Yankees fans! Super Oswaldo Cabrera and Defender Estefan Floreal (in his third major league experience) are here to save the day! Can. Probably. Hi, this is something.
But if the Bombers really want to make some change, there are plenty of names on the horizon that could help stabilize the MLB roster in 2022-23. Perhaps they should be given a head start now while the Yankees have a major lead in the Middle East as well, rather than being thrown into the fire if they shrink.
Cabrera and Florial promotions came oddly on time – or, at most, a day or two late. Yank rocks, but both men offer obvious upgrades (Florial on Aaron Hicks, the worst player in baseball, and Cabrera on injured DJ Limaheu/Josh Donaldson). Even if it didn’t work out, it doesn’t look like the Yankees were pressing the panic button. They were only relying on the talent in the pipeline to fill in the gaps.
They could go further than that, though. The Yankees still have multiple testing options, a groggy catching duo, and a big prospect hanging in Triple-A. Certainly, these proposed moves would take about 40 men, which makes them (sigh) unlikely. But if the Yankees get some A spark from Wednesday’s event, imagine how much better it could get if more electric beginners joined the roster by a stretch?
The less stinky Josh Donaldson has, the better.
3 Yankees’ Brian Cashman Should Promote After Estefan Floreal, Oswaldo Cabrera
3. Oswald Peraza
Yes, it is probably time to go ahead and promote the best short-term potential customer in the system as well. Cabrera/Florial is cute, but it’s half a measure. He’s a companion man to last on the list and a defensive player with a long swing who didn’t do well in the majors before hitting 0.257 in August, his worst month since April.
The addition of Oswald Peraza (or Hell Anthony Volpe!) would have been a “go for it” movement. Brave movement. It can still happen, the deadline for rigging is sometime after service. maybe. It won’t happen, but it could happen.
Peraza put the cherry on top of his latest adaptation to Triple-A by digging a stunning Homer on the streak to leave on Tuesday night, erasing a 9-0 delay and flipping the match to 10-9 in Scranton’s favour. This was his 17th blast of the season, eight of which have come since July 1. After hitting .197 and .216 in April and May, 22-year-old Peraza scored months off .303, .300 and .317 inches. August since then.
If Volpe takes credit for his impressive mid-season mods at a lower level, Peraza deserves the same credit for unlocking the Upper Palaces at the perfect time.
Once Peraza arrives, he might be a VIP to stay – which could be embarrassing, given that the already fragile Gleiber Torres might be keeping an eye on his replacement in action. However, if the Yankees need it, there is no need not to press the button.