• Cashman: Yanks Did Not Pitch Woo At Miller

    Posted by on June 17th, 2011 · Comments (3)

    No truth to the rumor that Yankees GM Brian Cashman was tweeting topless photos of himself to the Red Sox minor league hurler.  Via Chad Jennings -

    During a weekly radio appearance today, Peter Gammons accused the Yankees of tampering with Red Sox starter Andrew Miller. Gammons said “a lot of teams” tried to get Miller to opt out of his minor league deal before the Red Sox had a chance to put him in their rotation.

    Brian Cashman responded with a two-word text message: “Not true,” he said.

    Here’s Gammons’ comment:

    “I know this: There were a lot of teams that tampered and tried to get him to do the opt-out, including the New York Yankees. A lot of teams wanted him to opt out on Wednesday. Because of his trust for the Red Sox and how much they’ve invested in him, not in terms of money but in terms of effort to just get his delivery back and be patient with him, he stayed. In some ways, their fortunate. Because I think he could have gotten twice as much money if he had left.”

    Click here if you don’t know how Miller ended up with the Red Sox in the first place.

    Comments on Cashman: Yanks Did Not Pitch Woo At Miller

    1. JeremyM
      June 18th, 2011 | 3:25 pm

      I don’t see what the problem would be if they did ask him to opt out. The Red Sox seemed to have no problem taking Carlos Pena from the Yankees’ system a few years back in a similar deal. Of course, that’s fine- only the Yankees can’t do that. How awful of the Yankees to offer a guy major league work when he could toil in the minors for the little engine that could franchise.

      If you ask me, if he was approached, he’s pretty dumb for not taking the offer, but that’s just me. If he likes being in AAA with the chance of a call-up instead of a bird in hand, good for him.

    2. LMJ229
      June 18th, 2011 | 11:43 pm

      I like the way Gammons says there were “alot of teams” but then only names the Yankees.

    3. Raf
      June 19th, 2011 | 8:47 am

      JeremyM wrote:

      If you ask me, if he was approached, he’s pretty dumb for not taking the offer, but that’s just me. If he likes being in AAA with the chance of a call-up instead of a bird in hand, good for him.

      It isn’t so much that he likes being in AAA, he’s sticking with an organization (not team, but organization) that’s a best fit for him with regards to his career. He already has his money, so that isn’t all that important to him.

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