Cashman bows out on big-money outfielders
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said on Tuesday that a big-money outfielder does not fit into his budget plan for 2010, a statement which would effectively take New York out of the running for a player like Jason Bay or Matt Holliday.
“I will continue to look at any remaining piece, but it won’t be a big piece,” Cashman said, on a conference call to discuss the Javier Vazquez trade. “Any speculation about some high-end player who has big ability and dollars attached on a large scale would be inappropriate.”
If the season started today, the Yankees’ outfield would be comprised of Brett Gardner and Jamie Hoffmann in left field, Curtis Granderson in center field and Nick Swisher in right field.