If anything, Brian Cashman has shown us that he loves to pick through other people’s garbage.
This is how the Yankeees have acquired players like Felix Heredia, Karim Garcia, Nick Green, Craig Wilson, Alan Embree, Matt Lawton, Wayne Franklin, Terrence Long, Mark Bellhorn, Donovan Osborne, Scott Erickson, Tim Redding, Darrell May and Sidney Ponson (among others) in recent years.
Sure, some of these “pick-ups” have served the Yankees well, even if just for a brief period – like Aaron Guiel, Shawn Chacon, Brian Bruney, and Tanyon Sturtze. But, for the most part, whenever Cashman adds a player to the team, with the hope to catch a spark, the player usually performs at the poor level which made him available in the first place.
Just something to think about…if you think Cashman going after someome like Shea Hillenbrand is going to help this team.
Garbage in, garbage out.