He played only one season in the Bronx, but it would be difficult for anyone to say Raul Ibanez didn’t earn his pinstripes. Now at the end of his playing career, it appears the Yankees haven’t forgotten about him.
Cashman has been New York’s GM since 1998, when the Yankees won the World Series in his first season. He has built three more championship teams, most recently in 2009.
“Do I wish I had done it more in the past? Do I wish I was better at it? Absolutely.” Brett Gardner asked those questions during a conversation I had with him late last week. What was he talking about? Bunting.