Recapping the Yankees Offseason

rafael soriano was the yankees biggest move this offseason.The Yankees may have one or two more moves up their sleeve, but with the start of spring training officially under way it is time to recap the offseason.

When you look at it this way it seems like the Yankees had one busy offseason. Most of these moves won’t effect the major league team in 2011 though.

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6 Responses to Recapping the Yankees Offseason

  1. Bronx Knight says:

    Excellent synopsis. December 14 aptly sums up the whole off-season, I think:

    "Dec. 14: Cliff Lee signs with the Phillies.

    Dec. 14: Russell Martin is signed.

    Dec. 14: Yankees sign Mark Prior."

    On that date, we lost the giant of the offseason, Cliff Lee, and fired back with … Russ Martin and Mark Prior.

    And the coup de grace:

    "Feb. 3: Andy Pettitte announces his retirement"

  2. The Captain says:

    What letter grade would people give this offseason? I said B-.

  3. Tend to agree. B- sounds about right. I don't think Lee ever had any intention of coming to New York, though Cashman could have pressed harder. Andy retiring was out of everyone's hand. other than that….meh.

    • The Captain says:

      Exactly right on Lee. Nobody can fault Cash for Lee or Andy making their respective decisions. And with a crappy selection amongst the rest of the available starting pitchers Cash did the next best thing he could with the money and improved the rest of the team.

  4. David K. says:

    I’d give him a “C”. Cliff Lee was not his fault bec I’m convinced Lee had no intention of coming here, if you look at the way he and his agent went about it and read b/w the lines. But the best acquisition this off season was not even Cashman’s idea (R. Soriano). Cash really hasn’t done anything this winter to warrant even a B-. Also, I think he could have tried to talk Andy back, could have tried a lot more than he did.

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