Wednesday, July 19, 2017

So it Seems Today We Focus on the Man We Call “Cash”

With the July 31st trading deadline literally right around the corner the fate and the future of the New York Yankees organization is in just a couple hands. No hands are more prominent than those of Brian Cashman, the Yankees general manager. Now while I am under no illusions that Hal Steinbrenner, the Yankees principal owner, is the one actually signing the checks and making the final decisions but Cashman has to do the leg work before the paperwork even sits on Steinbrenner's desk. Cashman is the most important piece to this puzzle and for some that may be a good thing or a bad thing. Some trust in Cashman, some love “Ninja Cashman” and some simply cannot stand or put any faith into any of his deals no matter what. There seems to be a love/hate relationship with Cashman and the New York fans and there is no middle-ground. It’s one extreme or the other.

Today we will look at some potential trades for the Yankees this summer and look at the past work done by Cashman to see if our faith, the faith of the New York Yankees fans, should be in the Yankees GM or if we should all be worried. Feel free to leave your comments in the comments section all day long to voice your opinion on Cashman and the job he has done since the 1998 season with the Yankees.

And speaking of being in good hands, you my dear are in the best hands. You will always be in the best hands and so will Jacob and Bri. Put your trust in me, put your faith in me and put your love in me and I will return it ten-fold. That I promise. I love you Kari. HEY YOU!!!


  1. All or nothing analyses on performance usually aren't very accurate. In building competitive teams, Cashman has been successful. Since '01, he has had some difficulty fashioning a balanced team--many of those in the naughts featured great offense and less than stellar pitching. I'm one of those who doesn't believe that the playoffs are a crapshoot. Still the Yankees win more than they lose every year. In general, Cashman is a super shrewd trader and less successful in acquiring FAs. I'd give him an "A" but too many contracts like Ellsbury, Igawa, Johnson, Burnett, Headley, Beltran, Chapman that either made little sense or were overpays bring him to a "B".


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