Feb 18, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman and manager Joe Girardi (28) talk as they watch batting practice at Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Brian Cashman Should Return As GM Next Year


Yankees fans have been grumbling for years about how GM Brian Cashman has not produced enough with the payroll that the Yankees have, But the truth is Cashman has done a really good job. The Yankees have missed the playoffs only twice in the 16 years that Cashman has been in charge and they have four championships over that time frame.

 

It’s definitely true Cashman has more money to work with than most GM’s, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that his successes far outweigh his failures.  Cashman is responsible for some great signings like Jason Giambi who was one of the most feared hitters during his time with the yankees.  Hideki Matsui and Masahiro Tanaka are an  example of his great overseas success. And even short term guys like Johnny Damon who was a key to the Yankees 2009 world championship.

 

Yes Cashman has made some mistakes with guys like Carl Pavano but alot of teams saw him as a big time pitcher it just didn’t work out.  Before being so hard on Cashman you have to ask yourself who would replace him? Brian Cashman is one of the most respected Gm’s in baseball and would surely be snatched up soon after the Yankees let him go.  This year has been full of players who have under-produced like Carlos Beltran and Brian McCann but the Yankees are still performing well overall with the team that Cashman helps assemble.

No GM would be able to do what Cashman has done with this franchise, and the Yankees would be wise in keeping him

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  • Chris Duke

    YOU GOT TO BE KIDDING! THE MANAGER, COMATOSE COACHING STAFF, TALENT EVALUATORS, AND UPPER FRANCHISE EXECS SHOULD ALL TENDER THEIR RESIGNATIONS. IT’S NOT THE PLAYERS, ITS THE LEADERSHIP, MOTIVATION, AND LACK OF A SENSE OF URGENCY THAT IS LACKING. DON’T PRAISE THIS LITTLE PIMP – HE’S NOT SUCCESSFUL AND DOESN’T DESERVE TO RETURN……..

  • Art Anderson

    One of the things any good GM should be doing is building the minor leagues and producing home grown talent. When the GM’s were Gene Michael and Bob Watson, the Yankees produced Jeter, the Williams “brothers”, Pettite, Posada, and Rivera, and traded for a lot of key position players who had more talent than their previous teams utilized, the perfect example being Scott Brosius. Since the GM has been Cashman, it’s been the 70′s Steinbrenner way of doing things, overpaying for questionable talent and has-beens, with the occasional decent player in the batch. That’s decent, not great. Cashman has been getting lucky with competitive teams for the past 10 years now, and once Jeter’s gone, he really needs to be shown the door so that somebody else can come in and truly build the team back up to the perennial contender we all expect.