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“I do think that the future is bright,” Cashman said. “We’ve got a lot of good stuff that is already in place, and we’ve got more good stuff coming. I thought everybody got a chance to see that on the baseball stage this year play out. It has a chance to play out that way even further in the future.”

As the Yankees prepare for the upcoming Winter Meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Cashman is ready to pivot from Ohtani in hopes of reinforcing the roster for another postseason appearance in 2018.

“I don’t think there is a lot for us to have to do,” Cashman said. “I think we’re going to be patient, and we’re going to be diligent.”

Club needs

Cashman and managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner have both said that starting pitching is the team’s priority. The rotation projects to be headed by Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Sonny Gray and Jordan Montgomery. The Yanks have been in contact with CC Sabathia‘s agent, and they have also been linked to free agent Alex Cobb.

Hoch on Yankees’ 2018 rotation

Hoch previews potential 2018 Yankees rotation

MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch looks at how the Yankees’ 2018 rotation could shape up with Masahiro Tanaka staying in the Bronx

Who they can trade if necessary

The Yankees’ highly rated farm system provides them with the chips to talk with any club, but they would prefer to keep those assets for themselves. The big league roster has several players who could be of interest, including but not limited to Tyler Austin, Dellin Betances, Starlin Castro, Luis Cessa, Jacoby Ellsbury, Clint Frazier, Brett Gardner, Chase Headley, Bryan Mitchell, Austin Romine and Chasen Shreve.

Top prospects

Per MLBPipeline.com, the Yanks’ top 10 prospects are Gleyber Torres, Chance Adams,

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