Mark Newman, once again made The Daily News Bill Madden’s Top Ten Turkey Awards! Congratulations Mark.
On his way to retirment, the Yankees former Vice President of scouting and player development has made a return appearance on our Top 10 Turkey List for the same reasons he made it in 2013. In Newman in 16 years, failed to draft and develop a single All-Star caliber position player or frontline starting pitcher (the Yanks haven’t accomplished either since Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte). In 2014 Newman had one more parting accomplishment of turkey: For the first time in anyone’s memory, not a single Yankee farm team made the playoffs.
And who has been in charge of the Yankees operation for the last 16 years?