Via the NY Daily News:
“I didn’t have a great winter last year,” the general manager said. “A lot of the things I wound up doing didn’t benefit us as much as I wish they would. Some didn’t benefit at all.”
Yeah, Cashman had a bad offseason. Fresh off winning the 2009 World Series, he had a delicate job of trying to fix what isn’t broken. It would be easy if players didn’t age or have contracts that ran out, but that obviously isn’t the case.
The Yankees missed Matsui’s steady bat at DH this season, Vazquez bombed as the team’s fourth starter, Johnson was an injured mess, and the only thing that seemed to work out was Granderson. Even that came after months of injuries and ineffectiveness.
Ultimately it wasn’t enough though as the Yankees fell short of their ultimate goal and Cashman will have to fix his own mistakes this offseason.