The New York Yankees didn't plan on making all that many moves this past offseason, but a roster decimated by spring training injuries forced general manager Brian Cashman to acquire players to fill the holes vacated by injured stars.
Cashman, similarly to his strategy of the past several offseasons, acquired players past the prime of their respective careers. Cashman hoped to catch lightning in a bottle by watching these former stars reestablish themselves as legitimate major leaguers.
It looks as if he's done well through just one month of play.
Many veterans have outperformed the expectations placed upon them prior to the start of the season. It's no surprise the Yankees have gotten off to a 16-10 start. The new signings have done well to keep the team out of the cellar during the early going.
It may be unreasonable to expect this production to last throughout the entire season, but many of these players have deserved high grades for the month of April.