Picture this infield: A-Rod, Jeter, Canoe, and 1st Base: Nomar Garciaparra.
Not bad. I first started toying with the idea as a result of an email that I got from Crash (who will for the rest of his life be referred to as Judas Jr. for changing the date of the Giants trip to a date I could've went to and did not tell me... way to go) who was thinking out loud about the possibility of a trade involving the Dodgers and Sheffield.
So, pinstripes did a little digging, only to find out that Nomar has filed for Free Agency. Which gives a team the opportunity to just sign him outright.
Let's pretend for a moment that his injury problems are behind him and the Yanks could get him for a 3 year $5mm per year offer with an option for a 4th. The batting lineup could be:
Damon, Jeter, Abreu, A-Rod, Giambi, Nomar, Matsui, Canoe, Posada
With Cabrera and Phillips on the bench.
I'm not saying its a high probability, but that would be a damn solid lineup....
.. Does Cashman have the greatest job in the world or what?