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Brian Cashman Couldn’t Have Done It Without the Money

an interview following the seventh game of the 1958 World Series, victorious New York Yankees manager Casey Stengel told a television audience the secret to his success:

"I couldn't have done it without the players."

General manager George Weiss, one of the least loved but one of the most successful evaluators of talent, put together a Yankees team whose eight starting players and pitching ace were all home grown.

He added some key players before the trading deadline to complement the regulars, and the Yankees went on in 1958 to become World Champions for the eighth time since the end of World War II.

In 2011, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman is faced with a situation in which he must strengthen his team.

The Yankees have ...

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