I have never been all that impressed with Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman. I find his overall demeanor to be sort of “dead fish”. Now granted front offices types don’t need bubbly personalities as a requirement for their jobs, but Cash still has always left me flat.I remember when he burst on the scene as a kind of young “Whiz Kid”. He was many years behind most of the long in the tooth GMs around baseball…but was he really a whiz kid? I have always felt that the “Doug Collins Effect” applied to Cashman and his situation with the Yankees. Doug Collins was the coach that preceded current New York Knicks’ Team President Phil Jackson in Chicago.Many, including myself, feel that Collins did the heavy lifting in helping the Bulls rise to contender status, only to have Jackson come in...

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