“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.