BronXBombers51 wrote:blankman wrote:I completely disagree that he's done a good job.
The bullpen is even worse than last year. This is my biggest beef with him this offseason.
There is no DH.
He found no solution to CF.
Anybody can do nothing and not sign any of a list of guys (Damon, Konerko, Burnett etc). It doesn't take $5 Million to do that. That money is given to him to do something and he's done nothing to make this team better than they were last season, when last year's team clearly wasn't good enough.
He's done well to keep Cano and Wang and stay away from Damon, but at his ridiculous salary, its disgraceful that he's managed to make the team worse than last year.
You're starting to sound like Yanks04. I know Cashman hasn't done much, but what is he supposed to do? It's not like there's some building where he can go pick up a CF and some bullpen arms. THERE AREN'T ANY AVAILABLE.
He offered Gordon a 3 year contract (which was stupid in my opinion) but it got turned down anyway. He tried to get Ryan but he wanted to close.
He tried for Giles (though that wasn't close to being an ideal option in the first place) but he was obviously just screwing with the Yankees. He stayed away from high priced guys like Damon and company (people that you have been dead-set against bringing in.)
What the hell would you have liked him to have done? If you don't have an answer, then don't complain about him.
Brian Cashman is paid $5 Million and has been doing this job for years now. It is his responsibility, his job, to make sure things like this do not happen. Maybe this year there isn't much out there, but shouldn't he have foreseen that? Is it not his job to look to the future and to see the lack of options now before it happens and make moves accordingly?
You all act as if these are his first couple months on the job.
Everyone knows that I'm in agreement on not signing Damon, Burnett or trading Cano and Wang, but at some point you have to hold Cashman and company responsible for the team going into next year worse off than at the end of the last.