May 3, 2005

What A Drag It Is Getting Old

"After 25 [games], I don't want to see it anymore," [Brian] Cashman said. "I want to be on top of it while we're going through some rough times." ... Cashman is normally placid and deliberate in his tone, but his words yesterday had an edge. ... "I'm not happy with how things have unraveled."
So ...:
Hideki Matsui is moving to center field.

Bernie Williams (right elbow tendinitis) will split time at DH with Jason Giambi, creating quite possible the most expensive platoon in history ($26 million this season).

Tony Womack will play left field (where he has not played a single inning in his 12-year career).

Robinson Cano arrives from Columbus (AAA) to be the regular second baseman.

Randy Johnson will miss his start against Tampa tomorrow night because of stiffness in his left groin and could wind up on the DL.

Sean Henn will be called up from Trenton (AA) to take Johnson's place.

With Tanyon Sturtze coming off the DL, Steve Karsay was designated for assignment.
Cano is a decent prospect, but this seems like nothing more than rearranging the deck chairs. Which, if they insist on making changes, is the only thing the Yankees can do at this point.

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