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It's weird to think about the Yankees as being "sellers" and it sounds like it took Cashman a long time to convince ownership that really was the way to go, read some interesting information I found HERE. Think about it....I can just picture Hal Steinbrenner giving the answer "well, I’m not thinking the way you are at this moment in time, but keep making recommendations." It just wasn't the "Yankee way" to do things and now most of us are glad that Hal finally gave the green light.
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But we do know one thing for certain, and that is that Cashman had envisioned this youth movement back in 2014. If the team had restructured before Cano signed elsewhere this team could be in a completely different place. This is a stretch but maybe if the Yankees had traded Cano they wouldn't have jumped to sign Jacoby Ellsbury.
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I think the Yankees needed to learn their lesson the hard way. Now they realize they can't be stuck in their ways and the game is evolving with new young blood. It's like Mark Teixeira said "you can’t just win through free agency. That’s not the way it works anymore." See....even the veterans get it. The future is bright, these are the NEW New York Yankees.
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