Originally posted on IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught  |  Last updated 11/19/12
Today, I again woke up to find David Phelps our fifth starter and Chris Dickerson patrolling right field. And - get this - I was relieved. That's because waiting for Brian Cashman's inevitable bad trade is like sitting on death row, waiting for the padre to walk down the corridor.Despite the hype - which is always solid - we have a relatively barren minor league system. That means we will have to bundle prospects - thinking Mason Williams and Slade Heathcott - to deal for anyone of substance. Thus, every morning I expect another Austin Jackson giveaway, where we take some slugger two years beyond peak foliage, or the next arm about to fall off from 220-plus innings. (Think King Felix in 2015.)Listen:  Cash does a great job of picking usable parts off the scrap heap. But our problems cannot be solved by the next Brian Bruney. The Steinbrothers have changed their Prime Directive from "Win World Series" to "Cut Payroll to $189 M."  That means trades. And pardon me, folks, if I sound pe...
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