The reports of the Yankees wanting to give Mike Lowell four years never made much sense to me. Not given his splits, Brian Cashman’s desire to see what Shelley Duncan can do and the likely need to give Jorge Posada some ABs at first as time moves on.
Fear not, it seems that whatever interest the Yankees had in Lowell has all but vanished.
Meanwhile, has anybody seen or heard from Cashman? It seems like Hank Steinbrenner has become the team’s de facto spokesman and lead negotiator. If Cashman was involved in A-Rod’s return, nobody has mentioned it.
The relationship between Cashman and the Steinbrenners will be one to monitor. Now that Hank and Hal have the wheel, they seem determined to drive the car. Is Cashman just a passenger?