It’s very hard to call a team with the highest payroll in baseball the underdog, but coming in to this season things felt a little different for the New York Yankees. Everyone said they were old. Everyone said they were a lock to miss the playoffs. Everyone was bashing the General Manager, Brian Cashman. How could they win with a bunch of rag-tag guys whose best years were behind them?
It turns out 2013 may be Cashman’s finest hour.
Joe Girardi is also doing his best managing job. With all the new personalities in the clubhouse, he has done a great job mixing and matching and building chemistry.
Time after time, as players who were integral parts of past teams began leaving for free agency, Cashman was getting criticized. Why can’t the Yankees spend? You can’t win if you don’t shell out the bucks! The team that “won” the offseason now has one of the worst records in the game – the Angels – at 14-24.
Then the injuries came. One by one, players began dropping like flies. From Derek Je...