• Yanks Brass Still Want Cashman

    Posted by on January 28th, 2011 · Comments (6)

    From a story on ESPN.com:

    Brian Cashman wants to stay, and the New York Yankees want him back.

    Steinbrenner offered his support.”I think Brian does a great job,” he said, according to the New York Post. “We need to sit and talk, but now is not the time for that.”

    Steinbrenner echoed comments team president Randy Levine made after the Rafael Soriano news conference two weeks ago.

    The team views Cashman as the best man for the job, but per club policy plans to wait until the end of the season before working on a new contract.  There also has been no clear evidence that Cashman is looking to leave.

    Steinbrenner told the Post that speculation about Cashman not being the GM after this season has been a “drummed-up drama.”

    Other than Cashman being overruled in the signing of new setup man Soriano, there has been no evidence that the Yankees’ hierarchy is unhappy with Cashman.  Even in the case of Soriano, Cashman and other executives admitted their disagreement, but didn’t indicate there were larger problems.

    We can choose to believe these words or simply write them off as spin and lip service.  The truth is, we just won’t know how this all plays out until the end of the season.  Nothing said today is written in stone, after all.  But it does somewhat dispel the notion that the Yankees and Cashman are currently in divorce mode.

    Comments on Yanks Brass Still Want Cashman

    1. Ryan81
      January 28th, 2011 | 5:49 pm

      Didn’t they say they wanted Torre back too?

    2. MJ Recanati
      January 28th, 2011 | 6:22 pm

      Ryan81 wrote:

      Didn’t they say they wanted Torre back too?

      Sure, which is why I said that nothing said here is definitive proof that nothing is wrong. It’s just proof that it’s not as bad as people are trying to make it seem.

    3. Evan3457
      January 28th, 2011 | 8:37 pm

      Again: do we believe the spit being stirred up by the News, who don’t get inside info from Cashman, but possibly do from Levine or Gene Michael, or do we believe the “Remain Calm; All is Well” coming from the post, who do have access to Cashman and Hal?

      I don’t know. I don’t think any of these reporters really know, either.

    4. redbug
      January 29th, 2011 | 8:31 am

      Well, one thing is certainly different. Cashman has gotten himself a whole lot of press in recent months. His bldg decent, bar-tending, the Soriano thing, his public critisim of Jeter, his public notification that HE was telling Jorge he was no longer the every-day catcher (rather than Girardi), etc. Hard to blame the press for covering all this and speculating on the changes they see in him.

    5. Evan3457
      January 29th, 2011 | 11:19 am

      In Hal’s recent comments to Sherman in the Post, he says he was behind the response to Casey Close’s “baffling” statement. Hal also says that he, Hank and Levine knew about his intention to make those statements about Soriano at the press conference. The statement to Posada would’ve become a public issue no matter what; if done in private, the same questions would be asked.

      The building decent, the bar-tending, were services to charity.

      Sure the press has a right, even a duty, to cover this. They even have a right to speculate on it, just as we have a right to evaluate that speculation and find it wanting, perhaps even baseless, when further information is brought to light.

    6. Evan3457
      January 29th, 2011 | 10:52 pm

      Kevin Towers seems to think Cashman’s pretty OK at his job:


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