Found November 13, 2012 on
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The New York Yankees enter this off-season with so many questions that when I started mulling over the issues as a whole it actually is pretty discouraging.
English: Hal Steinbrenner (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
So to say that GM Brian Cashman has his work cut out for him might be the understatement of the century.
Cashman has been the Yankees GM for 15-seasons, making the postseason 14 times but this off-season is the one that will stamp his genuine merit because for the first time he is working under a budget. And the timing could not be worse.
This new frugal mentality has been well vocalized by Hal Steinbrenner with the end resulting in the team’s payroll standing at $189 million by 2014.
A while Cashman’s job description remains the same; to put together a postseason contending team but without your biggest resource, money.
Looking at the bigger picture there are so many holes to fill before the 2013 season this could not come at a worse time for the Yankees.
To give a quick summa...
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He can now play for the US in the WBC
Free agent slugger and former Texas Rangers catcher Mike
Napoli is drawing interest from the New York Yankees, reports Bob Nightengale
of USA Today.
Mike Napoli, the Texas #Rangers free-agent catcher, is drawing interest from the New York #Yankees
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) November 12, 2012
Napoli has garnered significant interest already this
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