• Cashman Speaks

    Posted by on February 21st, 2013 · Comments (8)

    Four minutes and twenty-one seconds of nothing.

    Comments on Cashman Speaks

    1. Evan3457
      February 21st, 2013 | 9:20 pm

      As one would expect.

    2. February 21st, 2013 | 9:45 pm

      Sickening.

    3. Evan3457
      February 22nd, 2013 | 12:06 am

      Joseph Maloney wrote:

      Sickening.

      Why?

    4. McMillan
      February 23rd, 2013 | 9:41 pm

      Evan3457 wrote:

      Why?

      Sickening as in: His representation as a G.M. with 4 world championships (1998-2000; 2009) in the interview by mlb.com. Its 2013, and The Stalking Horse is still riding Jeter, Pettitte, and Rivera, or players from championship teams drafted or signed by preceding general managers; I’m surprised Posada wasn’t invited to camp to compete for, or fill, the starting catching vacancy.
      Sickening as in: “[Our] offseason shopping was fine, [and we capitalized] off of a poor free agent class by picking 3 of top 5 free agents at least, and secured the best assets collectively… without long term commitments.” Three top free agents that happened to have been named Kuroda (a 38-yr.-old starting pitcher that did not want to pitch elsewhere and was signed to a 1-yr. contract), Pettitte (a 41-yr.-old starting pitcher that did not want to pitch elsewhere and was signed to a 1-yr. contract), and Rivera (a 43-yr.-old relief pitcher that did not want to pitch elsewhere and was signed to a 1-yr. contract).
      The “winter program” was “successful” in that they “secured” Pettitte and Rivera…

    5. Evan3457
      February 24th, 2013 | 2:31 am

      McMillan wrote:

      Evan3457 wrote:
      Why?

      Sickening as in: His representation as a G.M. with 4 world championships (1998-2000; 2009) in the interview by mlb.com. Its 2013, and The Stalking Horse is still riding Jeter, Pettitte, and Rivera, or players from championship teams drafted or signed by preceding general managers

      You’re right, of course; Cashman should get down on his knees everyday to the statue of Harding Peterson, the Yankees’ GM when the drafted or signed Pettitte, Posada and Rivera.

      I’m surprised Posada wasn’t invited to camp to compete for, or fill, the starting catching vacancy.

      Why? Posada’s finished. Was finished in 2011.

      Sickening as in: “[Our] offseason shopping was fine, [and we capitalized] off of a poor free agent class by picking 3 of top 5 free agents at least, and secured the best assets collectively… without long term commitments.” Three top free agents that happened to have been named Kuroda (a 38-yr.-old starting pitcher that did not want to pitch elsewhere and was signed to a 1-yr. contract), Pettitte (a 41-yr.-old starting pitcher that did not want to pitch elsewhere and was signed to a 1-yr. contract), and Rivera (a 43-yr.-old relief pitcher that did not want to pitch elsewhere and was signed to a 1-yr. contract).
      The “winter program” was “successful” in that they “secured” Pettitte and Rivera…

      1. It WAS a poor free agent class.
      2. The checkbook was closed, especially for multi-year deals. Cashman is not the one who closed it.
      3. If your major objection to Cashman is that he’s wasted hundreds of millions on bad signings, then shouldn’t you be pleased he wasn’t allowed to waste more tens of millions?
      4. I’m glad Pettitte and Rivera and Kuroda came back. It may not work; they might all get hurt, but aren’t you glad?

    6. Raf
      February 24th, 2013 | 4:22 pm

      Evan3457 wrote:

      If your major objection to Cashman is that he’s wasted hundreds of millions on bad signings, then shouldn’t you be pleased he wasn’t allowed to waste more tens of millions?

      Playing both sides of the fence in an argument? Imagine that! :P

    7. McMillan
      February 24th, 2013 | 8:25 pm

      Evan3457 wrote:

      If your major objection to Cashman is that he’s wasted hundreds of millions on bad signings, then shouldn’t you be pleased he wasn’t allowed to waste more tens of millions?

      No, my major objection to Cashman is that he occupies the position of Sr. V.P. and G.M. There is no other side to this fence. He has been in the position more than long enough to demonstrate that the Steinbrenner family should reassign the son of its close person friend to another position within the organization and bring someone external to the organization with some knowledge and intelligence in relation to the game of baseball, and personal responsibility into the front office capable of winning more than 1 World Series with $2 billion in spending in 10 years.

    8. Evan3457
      February 24th, 2013 | 10:00 pm

      McMillan wrote:

      Evan3457 wrote:
      If your major objection to Cashman is that he’s wasted hundreds of millions on bad signings, then shouldn’t you be pleased he wasn’t allowed to waste more tens of millions?
      No, my major objection to Cashman is that he occupies the position of Sr. V.P. and G.M. There is no other side to this fence. He has been in the position more than long enough to demonstrate that the Steinbrenner family should reassign the son of its close person friend to another position within the organization and bring someone external to the organization with some knowledge and intelligence in relation to the game of baseball, and personal responsibility into the front office capable of winning more than 1 World Series with $2 billion in spending in 10 years.

      Demonstrated to you, perhaps.

      But the key members of the Steinbrenner family don’t think so, and they’re a lot closer to the situation. Doesn’t make them right, necessarily, and they could change their mind in a hurry, but my life experience tells me that most of the time, people in the situation know a lot more about than people outside the situation.

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