That simply is a very convenient cop-out. Whenever something goes wrong, it is George. When it goes right it s Cashman. Fact is, Cashman has been to blame for a number of inept moves. Blame George for Contreras...for A. Boone if you want to. He has actually been rigth alot mor ethan wrong (Wells, Clemens, Sheff, Boggs, etc).
Cashman was the one getting Weaver...he was the one getting Brown...he and the Yankee brass are the ones pushing Milton. Why would George insist on Milton?... because of his name recognition and prior great pitching?...please. Cashman has made some good moves, but his record is mixed, esp wrt pitching. Moose signed...Lieber...Wells (a George move) all good...The bullpen and the starters have generally been lousy. Witasik for D. Jimenez. The Vaz signing has blown up...the Weaver deal was a disaster leading the another disaster in the Brown deal. This is Cashman and the Yankee brain trust, who let's faces it, would not know pitching talent if Cy Young himself showed up at their doorstep.