• Hank: Cash Part Of Yankees Cosa Nostra And Will Stay

    Posted by on February 25th, 2008 · Comments (3)

    Just like Peter Parker getting all the good photos of Spiderman and Clark Kent getting all the scoops about Superman, once again, Kat O’Brien gets the goods from Hank Stein:

    “We’ll talk about [Cashman's contract] during the season,” Steinbrenner said. ” … It will just happen when it happens naturally. I think you guys are trying to create controversy here where it doesn’t exist.”

    …Steinbrenner said Monday: “I think the big thing with Brian is the organization he put in place. It’s not based on just one decision as far as, do a trade or don’t do a trade, or sign a free agent or don’t sign. He put Damon Oppenheimer in as the chief of scouting, which has obviously paid off huge. The way he works with Mark Newman, the way he works with (Joe) Girardi, the organization he’s put in place. All those things are factors.”

    …Steinbrenner said it “will just happen,” noting, “I’ve known Cash for a long time. Even back in the 80s when he first started out. He’s been with our family for a long, long time.”

    No matter what Hank says, if I’m Brian, I still get that contract down and done before Johan Santana goes on a roll for the Mets.

    And, if Hank is smart, he locks down Damon Oppenheimer at the same time he does Cashman. Because, if Oppenheimer walks, there goes a huge part of Cashman’s magic.

    Comments on Hank: Cash Part Of Yankees Cosa Nostra And Will Stay

    1. Sonny M
      February 25th, 2008 | 8:53 pm

      And, if Hank is smart, he locks down Damon Oppenheimer at the same time he does Cashman. Because, if Oppenheimer walks, there goes a huge part of Cashman’s magic.

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      Might not matter, one way or another Oppenheimer is going to be a GM somewhere, ironically, I got a feeling they have a replacement lined up already for him.

      If Cashman was smart enough to know what he had with Damon Oppenheimer, and wasn’t vindictive towards him when he could have been, I’m sure he can do just fine finding his replacement.

      There are several Stick Michael proteges in the organization with backgrounds similiar to Damons.

    2. Rich
      February 25th, 2008 | 9:40 pm

      It’s been pretty clear for a while that Hal and Cash were forming an alliance. I’m glad Hank is beginning to acquiesce.

      The Yankees can afford to pay Oppenheimer GM money.

    3. Josh
      February 25th, 2008 | 10:03 pm

      This is really good news for the WW team.

      Now they got their favorite punching bag almost resigned.

      What would they have done without Cash around???

      Im sure they could find something to be pessimistic about. No worries.

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