From the Star Ledger -
Cashman, however, leaped to Pavano’s defense. Cashman cited Pavano’s eight strong innings for the Florida Marlins against the Yankees in Game 4 of the 2003 World Series and Pavano’s first game as a Yankee, when he held the Boston Red Sox to two runs in 6 1/3 innings.
“You guys (the media) talk about being intimidated by New York,” Cashman said. “He’s not intimidated by New York. He just was hurt. That’s it. As simple as that. And if he’s not hurt he’ll be a very important pitcher to us. It’s just as simple as that.
“He gets a hall pass for last year because of injury. And all the other stuff is just crap, to be honest. It has no relevance. If he’s healthy, he’s going to be good.”
I wonder what Jaret Wright thinks when he sees all this “stuff”?