Every team that called the Yankees in the off-season were interested in Robinson Cano, Melky Cabrera, Phil Hughes and Ian Kennedy but the Yankees refused to part with them….even for Johan Santana. Cano has played the best of this bunch but that’s not saying much. He has played in 147 games for the Yanks this season and he is 143 for 551 (.260 avg, .690 OPS) with 60 runs scored, 13 homers and 61 RBIs. He has recently been benched. Melky Cabrera has been even worse than Cano this season and it earned him a demotion to AAA at one point. Cabrera has played in 119 games this season for the Yankees and he is 97 for 401 (.242 avg, .633 OPS) with 39 runs scored, 8 homers, 36 RBIs and 9 stolen bases. Cabrera projects as nothing more than a #4 outfielder down the road. Phil Hughes was supposed to be one of the Yankees’ best starting pitchers this season but it never happened. He has been injured most of the season and when he has pitched he has truly been awful. Hughes has started 6 games for the Yankees this season and he is 0-4 with a 9.00 ERA and a 2.14 WHIP. Ian Kennedy was also a untouchable in the offseason but I don’t know why based on how he has pitched this season. Kennedy has pitched in 10 games (9 starts) for the Yankees this season and he is 0-4 with a 8.17 ERA and a 1.92 WHIP. The Yankees have to be careful in the offseason this time around as teams will still ask for these guys but they will be offering much, much less for them.