• Cashman Affair Details Getting More Sordid

    Posted by on February 5th, 2012 · Comments (62)

    The Daily News has the story.

    At some point, does Brian Cashman’s affiliation with the Yankees need to be terminated, albeit voluntary or not, because of all this negative attention his actions have brought on to the Yankees franchise?

    Comments on Cashman Affair Details Getting More Sordid

    1. February 9th, 2012 | 9:40 am
    2. sicilianlou
      February 9th, 2012 | 10:48 am

      Raf wrote:

      If they didn’t get him for speeding or jaywalking or spitting on the subway, I doubt they’ll get him for adultering

      Raf.. In the spirit of fairness… I wasn’t the one who pointed out punishable crimes with jail sentence as a means for firing or having Cashman resign, that was you. 🙂 Jaywalking and splitting are not crimes that require time in the big house, but a crime is a crime no matter how much jail time is given. I am far from being naive, knowing the internal legal beagles the Steins have on payroll have advised them the likely hood on the NY DA pressing charges are remote, or certainly, Hank and Hal would bury Cashman already..but, it could happen and why should it be dismissed simply because no one famous was ever charged with such a crime in NY? Former govt David Patterson once thought that Adultery was not even a crime.. Funny, the governor of NY not knowing his own laws. Somewhere in the Yankeeland employee handbook on ethics and moral conduct there has to be a claus that states conduct un-becoming a professional while holding an executive position is grounds for dismissal. I am simply surprised the legal beagles in Steins circle have not found it yet or are they overlooking it??!!!… Your guess is good as mine!

    3. KPOcala
      February 9th, 2012 | 10:53 am

      @ Steve L.:
      OK, fair enough. But as some of your readers pointed out last year, maybe Levine/mini-Steins are undermining Cashman, though to less extent than the Boss did in the eighties. Cashman’s job isn’t just baseball, of course. He has to negotiate his way through rooms filled with asps. Maybe he’s better than you think. I have no idea how to evaluate him fairly….

    4. sicilianlou
      February 9th, 2012 | 12:15 pm

      @Steve L….

      Nice choice Steve.. Local boy from NY… Your thoughts about Ray Montgomery? Funny he and Dipoto were the 1 2 combo with the D-backs..I also like Mike Chernoff and Mike Hazen ( like the bosox would let that happen but hey while we are kicking the tires here) 🙂

    5. February 9th, 2012 | 12:29 pm

      At this point, I think the Yankees – and all of baseball, for that matter, need to get someone who is like a football GM. They do their job and are not interested, in most cases, about being a celebrity.

      The Kenny Williams, Billy Beanes, Theo Epsteins and Cashmans of the world all want to be in the public eye and regarded, and treated, like stars.

      Give me George Young or Gabe Paul, anyday.

    6. Raf
      February 9th, 2012 | 1:52 pm

      sicilianlou wrote:

      Raf.. In the spirit of fairness… I wasn’t the one who pointed out punishable crimes with jail sentence as a means for firing or having Cashman resign, that was you

      Couldn’t have been me, I’m not looking for reasons to fire Cashman or have him resign.

      The point I’m making is that this really isn’t a big deal, a mountain out of a molehill, tempest in a teapot, yadda yadda yadda…

      Former govt David Patterson once thought that Adultery was not even a crime.. Funny, the governor of NY not knowing his own laws

      How much time did Patterson serve for his adultery charge? Was he even charged?

      Somewhere in the Yankeeland employee handbook on ethics and moral conduct there has to be a claus that states conduct un-becoming a professional while holding an executive position is grounds for dismissal.

      No doubt that it exists, but I’ll let you in on a secret; those clauses are there as a fallback. Rarely are they enforced unless someone has an agenda or an axe to grind. That’s the way corporate entities work. Produce, and the bosses generally leave you alone. Screw up, agitate one too many times, clauses like that are brought up as grounds for dismissal.

      Let’s bring this back to baseball; Jeff Kent busted his wrist before the 2002 season. He claimed he was washing his truck. It was found that he was goofing around on his motorcyle. The Giants could’ve cut him for that, voided his contract. Not only did he engage in contract voiding behavior, he lied about it. In 2001, he hit .298/.369/.507. He posted a .313/.368/.565 season in 2002. If he hit like a pitcher, I’m sure they would have let him go. 😉

    7. sicilianlou
      February 9th, 2012 | 2:31 pm

      @rafRaf wrote:

      Let’s bring this back to baseball;

      LOL.. YES lets do this and discuss the one begging question now that faces the Yankees.. DH.. I have an idea on a trade with our cross town rivals the NY METS… What’s your opinion and for those on this board would wuld like to chime in…. Opinions are always welcomed!..

      David Wright to play 3nd and put A-Rod as the full time DH.. My reasons, as flawed as some most likely will find are simply… NY Mets are in a big Financail mess.. New GM has to cut some cost but still needs to compete in a division that the Phillies and Brves will continue to dominate for a few more years and try to rebuild at the same time.. .. Attendance most likely will be down due to the Reyes departing and the economic conditions NY is faced with unemployement….Wright is in the final year of his contract making 16 million..FA is most likely his next step, Maybe? BOA is down the past three years due to Reyes being hurt and so has his RBI’s, however, in a Yankee line up batting 6th. I think those numbers increase. The Yankees will provide the protection he will not see in the Mets lineup this year.

      In exchange, the Yankees give up AJ, Phil Hughes and either one of the following players Eduado Nunez or Boone Logan. I looking at the salary and the the needs on both sides and I am trying to be as un-bias as I can… Maybe I am not giving up enough maybe too much, but the point I getting here is a player like Wright can stay with this club for the next 7 years and hopefully, we have a kid named Dante Bichette jr who is starting to make a name for himself in the lower minors and is rapidly making big steps to the next level will be with the Yankees in 3 or 4 years which places Wright at 35.. Allow Bichette jr to learn his craft at the big leagues for 2 years and then move Wright over to the DH spot and we have our next 3rd basemen ready. Any thoughts here??…

    8. Raf
      February 9th, 2012 | 8:56 pm

      @ sicilianlou:
      I don’t see the Mets making that trade. The Yanks are okay with Rodriguez & Jeter manning their respective positions, and Nunez backing either of them up.

      I still don’t see Nunez as a starter. While the Yanks may cover a chunk of Burnett’s salary, there’s still the case of Burnett being with the Mets for two years.

      Of course it also should be mentioned that Wright is the Mets’ franchise player, so I doubt that they’d be willing to move him, at least not yet.

    9. sicilianlou
      February 10th, 2012 | 4:22 pm

      here is the latest on this

      Cashman’s bank records subpoenaed

      Updated Feb 10, 2012 1:55 PM ET
      NEW YORK
      Manhattan prosecutors subpoenaed Yankees general manager Brian Cashman’s bank records, which sources said include evidence that he coughed up as much as $20,000 to accused extortionist and purported mistress Louise Meanwell as far back as April, the New York Post learned.
      Those alleged payments raise the question of whether Meanwell, 36, was shaking Cashman down for nearly 10 months — or whether the big bucks were legitimate gifts as part of an affair, as she claims.

      Cashman made “several” cash deposits in the range of $4,000 each into the British-born woman’s bank accounts over the last 10 months, a source close to the case said.

      Meanwell herself claims she received between $18,000 and $20,000 in the same time frame.

      The records sought include handwritten deposit slips Cashman allegedly used to personally funnel money into Meanwell’s account.

      “His handwriting is on those deposit slips, so there’s no way he can claim he wasn’t giving her this money,” the source said.

      Meanwell’s bank records also were subpoenaed

    10. sicilianlou
      February 10th, 2012 | 5:14 pm

      One lasting thought here.. I hope some one declared this as income and Cashman didnt try and wrtie this off his taxes… That would be a FED crime and tax fraud… that gets you 3 to 5 years!!…

    11. February 15th, 2012 | 10:02 am

      BTW, am I the only one who thinks this is kind of funny?

      http://twitter.com/Fake_Cashman

    12. sicilianlou
      February 15th, 2012 | 6:37 pm

      Steve L. wrote:

      BTW, am I the only one who thinks this is kind of funny?

      Steve,, did you see who is a follower of the Fake Cashman?.. This person has great sense of humor…

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