Joe Torre was smart, in a way, not to return to the Yankees. I will be very surprised if the Yankees are much over a .500 team next year. Father Time is going to pay a visit to the Bombers, with devastating consequences. Jorge Posada, Derek Jeter, Jason Giambi, Johnny Damon, Hideki Matsui, Bobby Abreu, the list goes on and on. Even A Rod is past his physical prime. Several of these players had good years. So what? Baseball wisdom says these guys are due for a huge fall off. If Brian Cashman doesn’t clean house, he will be fired next year, as the Yanks battle it out with the Orioles for third place. This team is kaput. Not like the Kansas City Royals. Please. But kaput for a Yankee team. I am guessing that Cashman is at least smart enough to get one of the good centerfielders on the market. That would cushion the flow a little; but none of these free agents are spring chickens either.