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Three items for Brian's bag of tricks

Cashman will have to make magic this offseason; here are a few suggestions

Updated: October 29, 2012, 4:02 PM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

With the free-agent market weak and the Yankees' wallet tighter than ever, GM Brian Cashman will have to be half Billy Beane, half magician this offseason.

If Hal Steinbrenner's budget stays the same, Cashman won't be pulling up to December's Winter Meetings in Nashville in his usual Brinks truck. It will be $189 million or bust.

So forget Josh Hamilton. Don't bring up Zack Greinke. Nick Swisher? He is a goner. The Yankees aren't expected to be big-game hunters.

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