Originally written November 13, 2012 on Lady Loves Pinstripes:
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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