Per Joel Abraham Sweeny Heyman Olney III, we find out that Cashman was also busy working the phones right before the trade deadline. Reportedly, there was a seven team trade on the table which would have netted the Yanks:
- Yuniesky Bentancourt
- Josh Fogg
- Angel Berroa (again!!!)
- Jason Kendall
- the current New York Mets outfield
- Ruben Rivera
In return for this bounty, the Yanks were planning to send a package involving Kei Igawa, a box of Papa John's pizza, and a collection of Michael Bay DVD's. Alas, the deal fell apart because the Yanks are reportedly exercising fiscal restrain these days. Boldness requires money.