New York Yankees News & Notes: 2/4/13

Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

Buster Olney Needs to Be Better: The Yankee Analysts break down Buster Olney's extremely predictable and wholly obvious breakdown of the Yankees keys to success in 2013.

Brian Cashman is Not Done: Cashman has stated that he's not done yet in his quest to find a right handed hitting outfielder. Carlos Lee looks to be the best bet for any free agent power bat off the bench. Commenters suggested names like Alfonso Soriano, Vernon Wells and Jeff Francoeur, so I hope Cashman does something better than trade for any of these guys.

The Cashman Legacy: Richard Justice looks back on the legacy of Brian Cashman, who celebrated the 15 year anniversary of his hiring on Sunday. He also looks at the coming season to see how the changes in the franchise's budgets will affect Cashman's job.

GM Discusses Everything: Brian Cashman gave an interview to ESPN where he addressed the current goings on in Yankeeland. He covered the A-Rod PEDs allegations, the possibility of voiding his contract, and his role in 2013. He also discussed Derek Jeter's rehab progress and talked about the Travis Hafner signing. If you can't listen to it or just don't have the patience, Bryan Hoch summarizes it for you in writing here.

Trouble Ahead: John Harper looks into the problems the Yankees are facing beyond just A-Rod. He examines the team's dependencies on players beyond their prime and also discusses the lack of high impact prospects that are ready to contribute soon. The Yankees are going to have trouble in the coming years, with or without A-Rod. Yippie!

Sports Morality: Dan Le Batard of The Miami Herald examines the grey areas of morality in sports when drugs are involved. Fans are quick to judge A but forgive B, though the difference is paper thin. The PEDs argument is smack in the middle of this conversation and this is a must read if you have a desire to question the way we judge sports stars who are simply trying to be better than the competition.

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