Just typing the words of that title made me squirm a little bit. All things equal, I want Brian Cashman back as the General Manager of the New York Yankees. He’s a shrewd trade maker (see the Bobby Abreu and Nick Swisher deals) and he’s been good at finding useful parts on the cheap (see: the Yankee bullpens of the last few years; Marcus Thames, Andruw Jones, and Bartolo Colon) and has shown a willingness to hold on to the organization’s top prospects, even this past season when he could’ve gutted the system and simply skipped town.
Of course, this decision is not just up to me. It’s up to Hal Steinbrenner (who would probably like to have Cash back as well) and his crew, as well as Cashman himself. If one party–or both–decides it’s time to walk away, there are some replacement candidates out there. Fellow A.L. East GMs Theo Epstein and Andrew Friedman are both going to be available, and Dodger GM Ned Colletti could be out there.… Click here to read the rest