• Cash: Hey, Theo, Take Your Best Shot!

    Posted by on June 30th, 2006 · Comments (5)

    From The Hatford Courant -

    “Boston is throwing their best punch at us right now in this fight, and with all that’s going on, we’re still standing,” Cashman said. “I think that’s a good sign. There’s a lot of fight and character on this team.”

    Now, if only Cashman was a greasy fast G.M. tank………

    Comments on Cash: Hey, Theo, Take Your Best Shot!

    1. MJ
      June 30th, 2006 | 9:38 am

      I guess I applaud Cashman’s confidence but I hope he doesn’t mean that to say that this is the team he’s taking into a fight for the division. The AL East isn’t dodging the AL Central bullet like they did last year. The Yankees need another hitter and another pitcher and Boston’s done a better job of working the waivers and deadline deals over the past few years, Chacon notwithstanding.

      I guess I’m not very objective in this matter since I really dislike Cashman…

    2. rbj
      June 30th, 2006 | 10:39 am

      Possibly Cash is just talking down trade rumors because he doesn’t want to get held up at gunpoint.

    3. baileywalk
      June 30th, 2006 | 11:45 am

      Cashman has to be even more creative this year because he has young players people want. Everyone overvalues the guy they’re trading, so every time Cash goes looking for a bat, he gets asked for three players — Cano, Wang and Hughes. The current Yankee team has a lot of age. So he should be reluctant to part with any good minor leaguer. I wouldn’t cry my eyes out if Cash traded Gardner or Eric Duncan, but it should be for more than a half-a-year, quick-fix guy.

      The Yankees might need another pitcher. They might not. I think Wright can hold his own. And at this point he’s not so much a five-inning pitcher as he is LIMITED to be used as a five-inning pitcher. And I know Chac hasn’t looked great, but I don’t think you can totally discount what he did earlier in the season. I want to see Chac throw one more game before I give up on him.

      And, really, I think you’re just as likely to get a handful of good starts from someone like Steven White as you are from some piece of junk from another team.

    4. June 30th, 2006 | 11:49 am

      FWIW, I’ve been looking at rosters lately and can confirm that there’s nothing good out that that will come cheap – in terms of SP.

    5. rbj
      June 30th, 2006 | 2:05 pm

      Forget a SP, a good one is never going to be cheap. I’d like to see a bat for a corner OF, and an innings eating RP.

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