Do our esteemed Yankees Fans who visit this site really think that the Brian Cashman can’t make deals like Theo Epstein just because he’s a Yankees employee, as many who post over at NYYFans.com do? This thread, which is about the Wily Mo acquisition, includes several entries that posit that Epstein gets players, and I quote one comment, "practically for free, deals that would never be made for Cashman". Another states that for this reason "it’s futile to compare them on this basis".
Can this be true? Does our beloved Theo really have players handed to him like cocaine to Kate Moss? Does Cash have to work that much harder with his trade partners? Is Theo such a super-genius that other GMs just throw their hands in the air and give up potential studs for a pile of resin bags? Are the members of NYYFans from this planet? Help us out, YFs. Tell us what you think.