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Today, we begin our look at the fourth year of Brian Cashman at the helm of the Yankees baseball operations. The previous iterations can be seen here, here or here.

Signings and Re-Signings

Re-signed Damaso Marte to a 3 year/$12 million deal.

Signed Sergio Mitre to a 1 year deal with a team option.

Re-signed Chien-Ming Wang to a 1 year deal.

Signed AJ Burnett for 5 years/$82 million.

Signed CC Sabathia for 7 years/$161 million.

Signed Mark Teixeira for 8 years/$180 million.

Re-signed Andy Pettitte for 1 year/$5.5 million plus incentives.

Trades

Traded Wilson Betemit, Jeff Marquez and Jhonny Nunez for Nick Swisher and Kanekoa Texeira

Traded Eric Fryer and Casey Erickson for Eric Hinske

Traded Jose Veras for $3.12 in pesos (Cash Considerations).

Traded Chase Weems for Jerry Hairston

Traded Cash for Chad Gaudin

Notable Draft Picks

Zachary Heathcott

Grade for the Year: A

For the most part, this year was great for Brian. There was speedbump or two, but nothing that $500 million couldn’t fix in the long run. My favorite move? Getting rid of Jose Veras, god I hated him, but that’s neither here nor there. Everything Brian did in this year worked out like a charm as the Yankees marched on to their 27th World Series championship. Many of the moves he made also set up the Yankees for long term success as well, atleast one would think or hope.

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       Three more Yankees prospects have been invited to camp down in Tampa. J. Brent Cox, George Kontos, and Kanekoa Texeira. I was wondering why Kontos & Cox weren’t invited before. Cox was a highly regarded reliever from the University of Texas. I had high hopes for this kid, but injuries have set him back. He has pretty good stats in the minor leagues, but he wasn’t all that impressive last season. Maybe he can have a bounce back year?

     George Kontos (23) I think has the stuff to be a really good pitcher, but I just don’t see how he can have any future in the Yankees rotation. The rotation is pretty much going to be filled in the next few years. His 2008 statistics:  151.2IP  (W-L) 6-11  3.68ERA  1.26WHIP  9.0K/9IP.

     I don’t know much about this guy Kenkoa Texeira. All I know is that he was obtained by the Yanks’ in that deal for Nick Swisher. Check out his stats here. Not bad..not bad at all…

From the Yankees official website:

Cox, 24, was 5-4 with a 4.75 ERA in 28 relief appearances at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre last year, finishing 12 games. In 36 innings, he allowed 30 hits and 21 runs (19 earned), walking 17 and striking out 16. The Yankees’ second-round pick in the 2005 First-Year Player Draft, Cox also pitched briefly at Class A Tampa and Double-A Trenton.

Kontos, 23, was 6-11 with a 3.68 ERA in 27 starts at Double-A Trenton. In 151 2/3 innings, Kontos allowed 134 hits and 76 runs (62 earned), walking 57 and striking out 152. He was the Yankees’ fifth-round selection in 2006.

Texeira, 22, was acquired from the White Sox on Nov. 13 with first baseman-outfielder Nick Swisher as part of a five-player trade.

Last year, Texeira was 6-3 with 21 saves and a 1.33 ERA in 51 combined relief appearances for Class A Winston-Salem and Double-A Birmingham. He pitched 61 innings, allowing 46 hits and 15 runs (nine earned), walking 21 and striking out 60.

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