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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Brian Cashman is most responsible for the failure of the Yankees ... after the Steinbrenner KIds.

There's enough detail on Yankee general manager Brian Cashman in the two previous posts to warrant his dismissal by the Steinbrenner Kids, who own the Yankees but shouldn't.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Gardner to Ellsbury to Hicks. The madness of Brian Cashman.

Cashman ... emulating the younger, smarter analytical general managers ...

Obviously, the other general managers are not dopes and they realize that Cashman is in a bind.  He's being bled dry by the Ellsbury contract and now he's traded a valuable backup catcher, John Ryan Murphy, to acquire Aaron Hicks so that Cashman can use Hicks to back fill for Gardner who must now be traded to make up for all the money that Cashman is wasting on Ellsbury whom the Yankees didn't need in the first place because the Yanks already had Gardner.

Whew!  Trying to explain Brian Cashman is exhausting.  Why don't the Steinbrenner Kids just fire his ass?  Oh wait.  That would require at least one of the four to grow a pair of balls.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Yankee GM Brian Cashman acquired Giambi, Rodriguez, Sheffield, Matsui, Teixeira, Granderson, Ellsbury, Beltran. Now what?

Has Brian Cashman run out of bullets? ...

The point there was not to denigrate Aaron Hicks but Yankee general manager Brian Cashman who now seems to concentrate on stuff like a fourth outfielder.

Part of it is the system.  More teams have more bucks, largely from regional sports networks, and teams are signing their own star players to early multi year contracts that lock them up through about age 28.  When and if those stars become free agents, they tend to be older.

Let's see how it was during the early years of Cashman's tenure as Yankee GM, which started in February 1998...

Friday, January 15, 2016

Brian Cashman, Jack of All Trades, Master of None.

A couple of days ago I was told that the Yankees had acquired two players from the Dodgers.  I said I'd rather not know unless their names were Yasiel Puig and Corey Seager.

I just didn't want hear about another Brian Cashman special hey look at how smart I am micro deal...

Cashman has turned the Bronx Bombers into the Bronx Bookkeepers...

Scherzer was available?  And Cashman let Scherzer slip by? ...

One claim to fame for Cashman is that he has not traded away a player who later became a star.  Much the same can be said on the receiving end.

Would Cashman have paid big bucks to the Red Sox for Babe Ruth?  Or to the San Francisco Seals for Joe DiMaggio?  Would he have let Mickey Mantle walk after his sixth season, the one in which Mantle led both leagues in BA, RBI, HR?  The Mick struck out too much, had bad personal habits and aching knees...

Anatomy of a trade: Roger Maris: KC Athletics to NY Yankees. Tuesday, July 7, 2015 ...

Would Cashman have made that (Roger Maris) trade or the series of trades leading up to it outlined in that detailed post?  Maris hit 100 home runs in his first two Yankee season, was AL MVP in both and broke the Babe's season home run record with 61 in 1961.

Not mentioned, was the nonsense that Cashman pulled during the 2015-2016 trading period. Apparently Cashman was told by Hal Steinbrenner not to spend money on high priced free agents. The Yankees were the only team to not sign any free agent, high priced or not. Just as apparent was Cashman throwing a temper tantrum. If he couldn't sign high priced free agents, he wouldn't sign any. So there, Hal Steinbrenner.

Yankees downward spiral spells the end of the dynasty. Friday, April 22, 2016 9:39 AM

Steinbrenner Kids failed and should sell the Yankees. Friday, April 22, 2016 4:24 PM

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