Category Archives: Free Agency

Brian Cashman’s Free Agency Performance: Middle Infielders

With so few Major League contracts given shortstop and second base under Brian Cashman, I decided to lump the bunch together for today’s edition of this series*. Why hasn’t he had to do much with the position during his time? … Continue reading

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Brian Cashman’s Free Agency Performance: First Base/Designated Hitters

Two of the most notable contracts Brian Cashman has negotiated in his time as General Manager have been given to first basemen: Jason Giambi and Mark Teixeira. Today, I take a look at those two deals, along with the other … Continue reading

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Brian Cashman’s Free Agency Performance: Catchers

Another day, another view at Brian Cashman’s track record in free agency. Today, a look into his decision-making in free agency with catchers. Unlike the past two breakdowns on starters and relievers, this post will be a bit shorter. Not … Continue reading

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Trying to project Masahiro Tanaka

Japanese phenom Masahiro Tanaka is up for grabs this winter and the bidding process is well underway. As we close in on the January 24th signing deadline, things will get pretty interesting as teams weigh how much they’re willing to pay the … Continue reading

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Brian Cashman’s Free Agency Performance: Relievers

After breaking down Brian Cashman’s history with free agent starters on New Year’s Day, I decided to expand the investigation into other positions. Today, I’m going to look at how the Yankees’ General Manager has fared during his tenure when … Continue reading

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Brian Cashman’s Free Agency Performance: Starting Pitchers

As 2013 came to a close, Masahiro Tanaka was posted, hopefully jolting the stalled starting pitching market that also includes the likes of Ubaldo Jimenez, Matt Garza, and Bronson Arroyo. The Yankees have already been connected to Tanaka, Jimenez, and Arroyo, and seem … Continue reading

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Income taxes may have kept Shin-Soo Choo out of pinstripes

Yesterday, news broke that the Texas Rangers have agreed to sign star outfielder Shin-Soo Choo to a 7 year $130M contract. This news comes after reports that Choo rejected a 7/$140M offer from the Yankees earlier this month. So why … Continue reading

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Robinson Cano’s estimated tax savings playing in Seattle compared to New York

It’s still hard to believe, but Robinson Cano will not be a Yankee in 2014. Baseball’s premiere second baseman has chosen to take his talents to Seattle and its pretty clear that the money was the motive — the agreed … Continue reading

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