From the Canadian Press -
The New York Yankees are still discussing whether to pursue a trade for Minnesota Twins ace Johan Santana, and senior vice-president Hank Steinbrenner would like to make a deal.
“Nothing is really decided at this point,” Steinbrenner said Friday night outside Legends Field at the team’s spring training facility. “I’m still leaning towards doing it.
“There’s others leaning not to do it. There are some others that are leaning to do it also. Disagreements within the organization. Nothing major, but just different opinions. I’ve changed my opinion a couple times.”
Steinbrenner said ultimately the final decision will made by ownership, but the opinion of general manager Brian Cashman is important.
“I always told him, ‘I’m going to make the final decisions because when you’re the owner you should,”‘ Steinbrenner said. “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.”
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…
Now, I get it. At some point, Brian Cashman must have been appointed by the Blue Fairy to serve as the official conscience for Hank Steinbrenner. Good for Brian. It’s nice to know he has a role in the organization.