• Wild Thought: The Book On Cashman

    Posted by on July 24th, 2009 · Comments (1)

    I just noticed that Jonah Keri writing a book about the Tampa Bay Rays, and their climb from worst to first last year, and how they use a Wall Street approach to baseball.

    And, we know there have been books written about Theo Epstein and Billy Beane detailing their approach as baseball General Managers.

    So, I wonder why…and it’s today’s wild thought, by the way…why no one has ever written a book about Brian Cashman and his great work as G.M. for the Yankees? What do you think?

    Comments on Wild Thought: The Book On Cashman

    1. Evan3457
      July 24th, 2009 | 2:39 pm

      Because no one roots for Goliath.

      How many copies of a book could be sold in which the Yanks’ perennial high payroll makes them contenders every year, and in which Cashman, notoriously close-mouthed and still working for the organization, refuses to dish any inside dirt, or indeed, make public any significant organizational decision processes or rationales that don’t serve his interest/the organization’s interest/the common interests of both?

      There’s no story there. The story for Epstein is how he beat Goliath and ended The Curse. The story for Beane is how he beat all the Goliaths in a limited way to contend despite a low payroll. What compelling story could be written about Cashman at this point?

      No, you’ll have to wait until you get your wish, and he’s relieved of his responsibilities with the Yankees for that book, Steve?

    Leave a reply

    You must be logged in to post a comment.