To me, Brian Cashman is right. You can't do something just to do something. You look at someone like C.J. Wilson and it just screams as if for $80 million or $100 million it will be a "stupid" move.
If the Yankees are truly going to try and push their payroll beneath $189 million, then they have to be smart in what moves they make. Overreacting leads to silly moves that handcuff you in later years.
The Yankees have to bide their time and wait for a King Felix or someone of that ilk shakes free. If they can acquire a Jon Danks using their more middling prospects, then it is worth it. But for major pieces, he is not worth it. Patience is what will lead to smart moves.