From a BP chat yesterday
If this is true, my opinion of Castellini just dropped considerably. Getting Cordero's contract off the books would have been a big win in and of itself. Adding a legitimate, if not ideal, bat in LF would have been icing on the cake. If Jocketty is getting shut down by ownership, presumably because Cast thought it would have been perceived as a salary dump and that fans would have been upset, then I to give Jocketty a bit more slack.Waker (Brooklyn): I've heard from a very credible source (i.e., front office) that the Yankees had a deal in place with the Reds: Francisco Cordero for Xavier Nady (killed by the Reds' owner). Should the Yankees revisit that trade and plug in a different name to help solve their bullpen issues? They could go Mets-style and us Cordero as the 8th inning guy
Owners really need to realize that they aren't GMs and with rare exception, fans show up to cheer for the names on the front of the jersey, not the names on the back. Let your GM build a winning team and the fans will show.