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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Matrix of sluggers acquired by Brian Cashman as Yankee general manager 1998-2017.

Brian Cashman has been the general manager of the New York Yankees for twenty years: 1998-2017. In recent years Cashman has been increasingly reluctant to acquire sluggers, none since 2010. Below is a matrix of them on the Yankees during Cashman's 20 years as GM. Will Cashman use some imagination and nerve and acquire 28 year old 59 home run hitter Giancarlo Stanton this off season?

Jason Giambi: 2002-2008
Hideki Matsui: 2003-2009
Alex Rodriguez: 2004-2016
Gary Sheffield: 2004-2006
Mark Teixeira: 2009-2016
Curtis Granderson: 2010-2013

Babe Ruth and Mark Teixeira are the only veteran players to join the Yankees and lead the league in home runs in their first Yankee season. Aaron Judge led with 52 as a rookie in 2017 after playing two months the previous season.

Alex Rodriguez and Roger Maris are the only veteran players to join the Yankees and be league MVP twice as Yankees. Rodriguez led the league in homers in Yankee seasons 2 and 4 and was MVP in both those seasons. Maris was MVP in his first two Yankee seasons 1960 and 1961.

Jason Giambi and Curtis Granderson are the only Yankees since Mickey Mantle in 1960 and 1961 to hit at least 40 home runs in two consecutive seasons. Rodriguez (54) was the first Yankee since Maris (61) and Mantle (54) in 1961 to hit at least 50 home runs in a season.

Mantle & Maris still only teammates to hit 50 HR. Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Home Runs in Yankee seasons:
yearGiambiMatsuiRodriguezSheffieldTeixeiraGrandersonyear
19981998
19991999
20002000
20012001
2002412002
200341162003
2004123136362004
2005322348342005
20063783562006
20071425542007
2008329352008
20092830392009
20103033242010
20111639412011
20121824432012
20137372013
2014222014
201533312015
20169152016
20172017
GiambiMatsuiRodriguezSheffieldTeixeiraGranderson
HR20914035176206115HR
OPS+143123136135118120OPS+

Ages in Yankee seasons; youngest: Rodriguez, same age as Stanton:
yearGiambiMatsuiRodriguezSheffieldTeixeiraGrandersonyear
19981998
19991999
20002000
20012001
2002312002
200332292003
2004333028352004
2005343129362005
2006353230372006
20073633312007
20083734322008
20093533292009
20103430292010
20113531302011
20123632312012
20133733322013
2014342014
201539352015
201640362016
20172017
GiambiMatsuiRodriguezSheffieldTeixeiraGranderson

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