Just Deal With It: A Look at Brian Cashman's Best and Worst Moves as Yankees GM

Sam FogelgarenCorrespondent IJuly 16, 2009

Just Deal With It: A Look at Brian Cashman's Best and Worst Moves as Yankees GM

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    NEW YORK - JULY 2: Alex Rodriguez #2 (L) of the New York Yankees sits on the bench, joined by Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman (R) before a game against the Seattle Mariners at Yankee Stadium on July 2, 2009 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (P

The Good Moves of Brian Cashman

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Signing Hideki Matsui

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    ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 11:  Hideki Matsui #55 of the New York Yankees hits a home run against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the eighth inning on July 11, 2009 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California.  The Angels won 12-8.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty

Trading Robin Ventura to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Bubba Crosby and Scott Proctor

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    NEW YORK - APRIL 13:  Scott Proctor #43 of the New York Yankees pitches against the Kansas City Royals during the MLB game at Yankee Stadium on April 13, 2006 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankees defeated the Royals 9-3. (Chris Trotman/Getty

Signing Orlando Hernandez

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    31 Oct 2001: Orlando Hernandez #26 of the New York Yankees throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks during game four of the Major League Baseball World Series at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York. The Yankees won 4-3. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Al

Purchasing the contract of Alfonso Soriano from the Hiroshima Toyo Carp

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    BRONX, NY - OCTOBER 19:  Alfonso Soriano #12 of the New York Yankees hits a two-run home run in the forth inning against the Florida Marlins during game 2 of the Major League Baseball World Series on October 19, 2003 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New Yo

The Bad Moves of Brian Cashman

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Trading Damaso Marte for Enrique Wilson

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    DENVER - JUNE 7:  Relief pitcher Damaso Marte #43 of the Pittsburgh Pirates throws against the Colorado Rockies on June 7, 2006 at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies won 16-9.  (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Trading Jason Arnold, John-Ford Griffin and Ted Lilly to the Oakland Athletics. Detroit Tigers sent Jeff Weaver to the Yankees, Athletics sent Franklyn German, Carlos Pena and Jeremy Bonderman to the Tigers

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    23 Apr 2001:  Ted Lilly #61 of the New York Yankees winds back to pitch the ball during the game against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York. The Yankees defeated the Red Sox 4-3.Mandatory Credit: Harry How  /Allsport

Trading Mike Lowell to the Florida Marlins for Ed Yarnall, Mark Johnson and Todd Noel

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    8 Mar 1998:  Mike Lowell #80 of the New York Yankees looks on during a spring training game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Legends Field in Tampa Bay, Florida. The Blue Jays defeated the Yankees 6-5. Mandatory Credit: Scott Halleran  /Allsport

Signing Carl Pavano

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    FLUSHING, NY - MAY 22:  Carl Pavano #45 of the New York Yankees pitches against the New York Mets on May 22, 2005 at Shea Stadium in Flushing, New York.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Signing Jason Giambi

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    NEW YORK - JUNE 03: Jason Giambi #25 of the New York Yankees hits an RBI single in the second inning against the Toronto Blue Jays on June 3, 2008 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Signing Kei Igawa

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    NEW YORK - JUNE 27:  Kei Igawa of the New York Yankees pitches against the New York Mets at Shea Stadium on June 27, 2008 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)

Interesting Things I Found

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    ST. PETERSBURG, FL - APRIL 15: Infielder Carlos Pena #23 of the Tampa Bay Rays homers against the New York Yankees at Tropicana Field on April 15, 2009 in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)