“I would say we are in a desperate time. Ownership wants to go for it. I didn’t want to give up a young arm. But I understand the desperate need we have for offense. And Soriano will help us. The bottom line is this guy makes us better. Did ownership want him? Absolutely, yes. Does he make us better? Absolutely, yes. This is what Hal wants, and this is why we are doing it.”
Cashman just said, via text, that his ankle is broken. He’s not sure yet if he needs surgery.
“"I never wanted to be the general manager of the Yankees. … I still don’t want to be the general manager of the Yankees," Cashman added with a smirk.”
Is there such a thing as leaning too heavily on HR to score? “Not in my book.” - Brian Cashman
Pedro, Mets - Yanks Drama:
April 2, Yankees GM Brian Cashman: “He was abused” by Mets last few years.
April 3, Mets Pitching Coach Dan Warthen: “part of the reason we decided to not re-sign him.
April 4, Pedro Feliciano: I will show him in the Subway Series when I strike out Ike Davis. When I jump on the mound, I’ll be like, ‘That’s for you.’
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Ron Darling: You can see those appearances for the Rays last year. Only 44 innings, so he’s usually a guy who who comes in to face a lefty and is done.
Gary Cohen: So, you’re saying with those 85 games, the Rays didn’t abuse him.
Ron Darling: They didn’t abuse him, yeah. They took better care of their left-hander than the Mets were accused of.
Brian Cashman in 1989 as a scrappy second baseman for Catholic University, where he set a team record for most hits in a season.
“He’s heavier, we’ll just leave it at that,” Cashman said.
Told that Chamberlain said he packed on muscle, Cashman said: “He’s obviously heavier. That’s as much as I’ll say.”
Asked if he expected Chamberlain to be lighter by camp’s end, Cashman declined comment.
“He’s heavier,” Cashman said.”
If I remember science class, and I do, fat is nothing but liquid muscle waiting to be actualized. So really, Joba Chamberlain is in the best shape of his life.
Quick, look at this photo:
Now close your eyes and imagine the dulcet tones of Larry Lucchino’s lilting voice as he softly whispers sweet nothings into your ear. What do you dream of hearing? Was it “hormonal satisfaction”? Because if it was, you’re in luck.
“Although Larry Lucchino admitted to taking ‘hormonal satisfaction’ from the Red Sox outdueling the rival Yankees this winter, neither the team president nor chairman Tom Werner put much stock in New York GM Brian Cashman’s remarks last week that the Sox are the better team. Werner even labeled it “reverse psychology.”
You have to be a special kind of person if Lucchino, Werner, and Cashman are your idea of a hot threesome, but hey, I’m not here to judge.
(Photo via Sports Business Daily)
I want to be Brian Cashman when I grow up:
“The bottom line is, I’m charged with putting together a championship-caliber club,” Cashman said. “As far as I’m concerned, we’ve got something pretty good here. We won the World Series in 2009. We missed by two games in 2010. (Outside publications) rank our farm system as one of the best in baseball.
“Tell me where we are screwing up on the baseball operations side. I need a starting pitcher, but is the future strong because we have a farm system acknowledged in the industry to be one of the best? Check. Am I getting our payroll down, as charged by ownership? Check. Do we have success on the field? Check.
“What’s the problem? Why are people bitching so much? That’s my question. That’s my frustration. The problem is people having patience with the process.”
Read the rest of Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal’s post at Fox Sports.