Would this be a smart thing? About as smart as doubling down on WorldCom. Patience has been the trademark of the Cashman era. He resisted the temptation to trade Pettitte, Mendoza, Soriano, and Nick Johnson. And the Yankees have never needed his patience and good judgment more than now. Maybe he can swing a deal for Troy Glaus.
The other teams do keep playing even after the Yankees lose, right? Oh, yeah. And what would be sweeter than watching Barry Bonds hit six homers and draw 11 walks in the World Series? Maybe the Minnesota Twins winning it all, and watching Bud Selig hand Ron Gardenhire the trophy.