Bottom line: The Yankees front office made zero attempt to improve the team this offseason, and in fact, the club was downgraded.

Yet, even though it’s February, it’s still possible we could see some moves (as long as a player will play for free so Hal can afford it). Let’s take a look at some history.

There have been times where we’ve seen quick, mid-February strikes to bring in new pieces. Chuck Knoblauch, Roger Clemens, and Alex Rodriguez are among players acquired from other teams during the year’s second month (the Knoblauch deal being finalized just days after Cashman was officially named general manager in 1998). Free agent signings from this month over the past few years include Marcus Thames, Freddy Garcia (Jan agreement, Feb signing), Eric Chavez, Andruw Jones (Jan agreement, Feb signing) and Raul Ibanez.

We also witnessed Mike Lowell for Ed Yarnall in 1999 (not good)…and depending on your view, you may recall A.J. Burnett’s departure last February as either a very good or very bad deal. Players like David Wells and Alfonso Soriano were casualties of the other trades already mentioned.

And who can forget the all-time, hands-down, most hilarious February transaction: signing Ruben Rivera in 2002 and then releasing him within a month’s time after Ruben stole some equipment out of Derek Jeter’s locker. And that was BEFORE the “worst baserunning in the history of the game” fiasco.)

So there’s a slight chance this team could look a little bit different — hopefully, better — when the calendar turns to March.