Showing posts with label Brian Cashman. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Brian Cashman. Show all posts

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Yankees News and Notes

Some minor Yankees news you may or may not have already heard:
  • Hank the Tank Steinbrenner will be forming an advisory committee to review the entire organization this offseason. Brian Cashman would be leading it, but it seems like this is taking away some of his power. Although I would like to see Ca$h return, it would not be devastating to lose him, as the Yankees have able replacements in Gene Michael and Damon Oppenheimer.
  • The Padres have claimed Scott Patterson off waivers and have sent him directly to the majors. This is news to me, as I was unaware that Patterson was put on waivers. I don't understand, as I think Scott deserved a chance in the majors. Here's hoping he has a successful career in San Diego.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Hal to wait on Ca$h

Hal Steinbrenner said on friday that There are no plans to sit down and talk with general manager Brian Cashman about his contract status. This completely contradicts Hal brother, Hank, who said earlier in the week that they were trying to iron out an extension with Cash Money but I guess Ca$h is gonna have to chill until the end of the season.   

  

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.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Cash Speaks

Brian Cashman, along with Theo Epstein spoke yesterday to an audience at William Paterson University in New Jersey. He voiced his opinion on many topics, including the possible Johan Santana trade. He had this to say:
"My strong recommendation is we stick with our young pitching staff and keep it in-house.That's my recommendation, and we've fought hard to take one step back to take two giant steps forward."
I agree, and it looks like they will stick with the youngsters. He later mentioned that Johnny Damon and Bobby Abreu were out of shape last spring. Hopefully that will change this year. He then said that Bernie's 2005 season was poor, and Joe Torre should not have played him over Melky.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

More Joba Rules

From NoMaas

The Yankees envision Joba Chamberlain as a starter and they are eager to see what his blazing fastball and electric slider can do as part of their rotation. But the Bombers also are concerned about how many innings the 22-year-old will throw next season, so Chamberlain may start the year in the bullpen.

"We're going to prepare him as a starter and we see him as a starter," Yankee GM Brian Cashman said yesterday. "But we have an innings limit that he won't exceed. How we manage the innings limit remains to be seen. The plan is to have him start, but there are a number of scenarios that we'll review." (Source)

In addition to his innings cap, GM Brian Cashman has also stated that Joba cannot be fed after midnight, nor be exposed to water or sunlight.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Get This Man a Muzzle

Hank Steinbrenner needs to shut up. He seems to know absolutely nothing about how to manage a baseball team, yet continues to insist that he is in charge. His latest comments on Brian Cashman:
“I always told him, `I’m going to make the final decisions because when you’re the owner you should.’ He is the general manager, and he has the right to talk me out of it and he has talked me out of some things.” (From Pete Abe)
Although Hank is Cashman's boss and can make decisions overruling Cashman, he shouldn't. Since George Steinbrenner gave total control to Brian Cashman, he has been making the right moves (except for Igawa), but two years later, his power has been stripped again. Right now if I'm Brian Cashman, who is in the final year of his contract, I reject any extension offered until Hank agrees to back off.