Monday, February 25, 2008

Ca$h and Hank the Tank on Good Terms

Hank Steinbrenner spoke today (what a surprise) about, among other things, Brian Cashman. He had good things to say, and says that negotiations for a new contract have not yet begun, but he does not doubt that they will occur at some point during the season. This is good news. Once Cashman was given free reign, the Yankee organization as a whole has been moving in the right direction. They are spending money wisely, not throwing it at overrated free agents (see Pavano, Carl), and are instead spending money on international free agents (see Montero, Jesus) and the draft (see Chamberlain, Joba; Hughes, Phil; Kennedy, Ian Patrick). If Hank the Tank can stay out of C-Money's way, the Yankees will continue to improve. Now the only question that remains is whether or not Cash wants to return. He's been with the Yanks for a long time, and if Hank does stay out of his way, there really is not reason why Cash would leave.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

what you fail to notice is that the signings of joba, hughes, kennedy etc were the work of the super scout outlined in mondays daily news, not cashman. in fact cashman's biggest knock has been the deals and moves that he's made for pitching...

Nate said...

But those deals were greatly influenced by George Steinbrenner, and I am saying that now that Big Stein has loosened the reigns, Cash if free to do what he wants. That super scout you referred to is Damon Oppenheimer, and I agree with you on that, but Cash is still in charge, so all these decisions eventually come back to him (not to mention he appointed Oppenheimer). So I guess instead of Cashman I should have said Cashman and his staff.