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Posted by: am523 on Oct 28, 2010 at 01:55:48 PM

Much blame was heaped on Joe Girardi for some of the decisions he made before and during the ALCS: Pitching Phil Hughes in Games 2 and 6; constantly walking Josh Hamilton and rolling the dice versus Vladimir Guerrero; not moving Cano into the 3-hole sooner; etc. Media and fans were right to do so, especially when you consider the final disappointing outcome.

But there through every ALCS game, sitting in the stands safely away from any criticism and blame was Brian Cashman.

Whatever little value Brian Cashman's presence at ballparks brought to the Yankees in triumph over the Twins and elimination versus the Rangers, it was a whole lot more than what Javier Vasquez, his prized pitching acquisition of 2010, brought...which was zero.

In Javy's defense, what more can you bring when you're

Posted by: am523 on Oct 7, 2010 at 12:46:22 PM

This year's playoff landscape has its share of perennial postseason teams: the New York Yankees, the Minnesota Twins, and the Philadelphia Phillies. But new combatants have entered the fray: the Texas Rangers (last postseason appearance: 1999); the San Francisco Giants (last postseason appearance: 2003); the Atlanta Braves (last postseason appearance: 2005); and the Cincinnati Reds (last postseason appearance: 1995). These new guys are in and can look back to the few past years on trades they made to help themselves and in doing so, wound up helping their trading partner as well. Below is a list of a few major direct moves that helped shape what we are now watching this October...

July 31, 2007 - Atlanta Braves trade Mark Teixeira and Ron Mahay to Texas Rangers for Elvis Andrus, Neftali