Cashman has been making some brilliant moves thus far that have definitely bettered the team, but he has yet to land the player they really need: a starting pitcher. Xavier Nady and Damaso Marte for Ohlendorf, Tabata, Karstens, and McCutchen was a brilliant move, as we received two big league players for four on the cusp guys who may or may not pan out. Kyle Farnsworth for Pudge Rodriguez was great because Pudge is a winner, and comes from the same island as myself and Jorge Posada, which makes us all awesome. Then Cashman moves Latroy Hawkins who had been DFA'd to the Astro's for a minor league prospect. That move doesn't have an immediate impact, but the fact that he got anything for Hawkins makes it amazing. If Cashman trades Kei Igawa for Scott Kazmir there will likely be an independent investigation into Cashman's dealings.
But in all reality, the Yankees need a pitcher. Doesn't have to be an ace, just someone better than Ponson and Rasner. If Washburn doesn't pan out, which hurts the Mariners more than us, who should we try and get? Do we not make a trade and hope for the best from Hughes, Kennedy, or dare I say Carl Pavano?