After Brian Cashman’s contract ran out following the 2005 season, disgusted with the fractured and factioned way in which the Yankees baseball operations had been run, he insisted on complete autonomy regarding all personnel decisions were he to come back, and ultimately received it.
Or so we’ve all been [...]
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All winter, Brian Cashman has taken his lumps for patiently biding his time during the off season. However, those criticism were nothing compared to harsh rebukes he has received in the hours since John Heyman announced that the Yankees had signed Rafael Soriano.
The Yankees’ signing of Rafael Soriano has met with some criticism, and rightfully so. The size of the deal and loss of a draft pick seem to outweigh his value as a set-up man, and his injury history adds a large dollop of risk to the equation. However, I have seen some doubts as to [...]
So I’ve said over and over again that there’s really no way A.J. Burnett’s 2011 can be worse than his 2011. Do I have any proof for this? Frankly, I’m not really sure. There’s nothing we can predict about A.J. He’s got the classic “results don’t match the stuff” tag and that’s definitely hard to [...]
Unless you’ve had your head in the sand, you’ve probably heard by now about [...]
While we have no idea how closely the Yankees were pursuing Jeff Francis, he’s apparently going to sign a one-year deal with the Royals. I took a look at Francis a month ago and concluded that he’d probably be a worthwhile gamble for the back end [...]
On the heels of last night’s signing signing of Rafael Soriano, much of the Yankee blogosphere and fan base was opposed to the move for two reasons. The amount of money being paid for what is going to essentially be a middle reliever for the next year or two, and the draft pick compensation [...]
Despite being connected for much of the winter, I never thought the Yankees were particularly serious about signing Rafael Soriano, considering that he was not only bound to be cost-prohibitive, but would also cost the Yankees their first-round draft pick in a draft that [...]
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