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Why All Baseball Organizations Should Be Jealous Of The New York Yankees

Aug 7, 2016; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman addresses the media during a press conference announcing the retirement of designated hitter Alex Rodriguez prior to the game between the Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Rodriguez will play his last game on Friday August 12, 2016. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports
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Brian Cashman:

Often flying under the radar, Cashman is a big reason why the Yankees defined success in the late 90s and especially today. While Cashman was given the financial resources to make big things happen, he still is one of the most underrated general managers in baseball.

Using his resources to sign big-name free agents, he helped fill in those extra pieces that got the Yankees four World Series rings in his tenure. Cashman executed trades recently for the likes of Chase Headley and Curtis Granderson, while also bringing Roger Clemens, Chuck Knoblauch and Randy Johnson to the Bronx in the past.

The most impressive aspect of Cashman’s job is his ability to select talented prospects. Cashman had a hand in the selection of current successful Yankees Tyler Clippard, Brett Gardner and Dellin Betances, while also recently drafting Judge and flamethrower James Kaprielian.

Sure, the Yankees haven’t won a World Series since 2009, but Cashman’s recent moves are building them for a future much like the dynasty in the 90s.

Allison is just a girl with an enormous passion for the game of baseball and the written word. Based in Upstate New York, her life-long relationship with the New York Yankees is something that she developed through close relationships with her mother and grandfather. An aspiring sports writer, she graduated with a journalism degree and is finding places to share her excitement about the sporting world and how it affects us all.