Via Kevin Kernan -
General manager Brian Cashman said setting up the roster is a bit like a Triple Crown race.
“It’s kind of like the Derby, Preakness, Belmont, races are longer, shorter,” he said. “We won the long race in terms of qualification, whether it’s the wild card or Eastern Division title. Now we have a shorter race we have to run in a five-game set, so your roster strengths get analyzed differently or get weighted differently.”
When he was asked what he makes of the way his horses have limped to the finish line, Cashman, showing his TV side, said, “I liken it to the Brady Bunch and when they had the phony football playbook. If you are advance scouting us here in September, I think we are holding back all our big plays.”
Branch Rickey, Brian Cashman, is not. Any time he’s hinting that he’s trying to out-smart anyone, be afraid Yankeeland. Be very, very, afraid.