As tempting as it might be to portray the results of yesterday’s Steinbrenner/Cashman/Torre meeting as acts of desperation, clearly something had to be done. Bernie Williams’ defensive decline in center field has never been more apparent, and any injection of youth (never mind a bona fide prospect like Robinson Cano) makes the current Yankees seem less likely to be euthenized.

Of course, moving Tony Womack to left and Hideki Matsui to center means that a mere 2/3rds of the Yankee outfield will be playing out of position.