• Two Signs That Suggest Cashman’s Days As Yanks GM Are Numbered

    Posted by on August 24th, 2013 · Comments (13)

    First, we have this item that was in the Daily News this past week:

    Yankees general manager Brian Cashman’s alleged stalker – who claims she was privy to juicy pillow talk about steroids during their supposed romance – is demanding A-Rod’s big shot attorney be removed because she also uses an attorney from the firm.

    Louise Meanwell says in court documents filed Monday that lawyer Joe Tacopina should be forbidden from representing the embattled slugger because one of his partners is repping her in a case related to her stalking and extortion charges.

    Meanwell says she spilled details about her bedroom chatter with Cashman to the partner, Stephen Turano, that she could be called to testify on in Alex Rodriguez’ appeal of a 211-game suspension for use of performance-enhancing drugs.

    Cashman told her he “knew of Yankee clubhouse steroid use by various Yankee players by name” and “was ambivalent to the use of performance enhancement drugs so long as nothing came back to the Yankee organization,” papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court claim.

    Cashman allegedly also shared that “he intentionally misled federal investigators” looking into former Yankees hurler Roger Clemens’ alleged use of steroids.

    Meanwell – who also goes by the last name Neathway – says she has paid Turano $10,000 to defend her against charges she violated her probation for an unrelated trespassing conviction in New Jersey when she was arrested in the Cashman case.

    “Many trade secrets come out through the intimacy of pillow talk,” said Peter Gleason. “To me, it’s clearly a conflict of interest given the fact that Louise Meanwell could be called as a witness in the A-Rod saga.”

    Finally, we have a case where Cashman’s wandering one-eyed willy has comeback to haunt the Yankees. And, if Meanwell’s testimony somehow leads or lends towards the Yankees getting stuck on what they are trying to do with A-Rod, or worse, not even the teflon G.M. will get off the hook for that one.

    Next, we have this item that was recently in the Post:

    Hal Steinbrenner summoned his baseball people to a Tampa meeting yesterday to discuss something other than the Alex Rodriguez saga.

    With questions about the lack of talent in the minor league system ready to help at the big league level, Steinbrenner gathered his department heads.

    General manager Brian Cashman attended and the group more than likely included Tampa based minor league head Mark Newman, Damon Oppenheimer, who is in charge of the amateur draft, and Donny Rowland, the director of international scouting.

    When injuries hit in spring training the Yankees were forced to trade for Vernon Wells, whom they are paying $11.5 million this year and sign Ben Francisco and Brennan Boesch off the street.

    During the season they took in 4-A players such as Reid Brignac, Luis Cruz, Thomas Neal, Alberto Gonzalez, Travis Ishikawa, Brent Lillibridge and Chris Nelson. All were found wanting by other clubs and none distinguished themselves as Yankees.

    Toward the end of July the need for a right-handed bat led to a trade with the Cubs for Alfonso Soriano, who cost the Yankees about $6.8 million. The latest signing was Mark Reynolds, who was released by the Indians.

    From the minor league system the Yankees elevated David Adams, Corban Joseph and Melky Mesa. Only Zoilo Almonte played well before spraining an ankle July 19 and hasn’t been seen since.

    With Vidal Nuno, Michael Pineda and Manuel Banuelos hurt the Yankees are very thin in the starting pitching depth at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

    While some may see this as only bad news – and it is bad news that the Yankees farm system is somewhat useless – it’s good news that the Yankees ownership is finally starting to, well, to borrow a phrase from their GM, Brian Cashman, smoke the objective pipe on what’s going on with the Yankees player acquisition and development situation.

    When you combine these two news items, one thing is for sure: It looks like Brian Cashman may be getting getting a little skinnier soon. And, that’s a good thing. The dude was sitting like a fat cat for too long now.

    Comments on Two Signs That Suggest Cashman’s Days As Yanks GM Are Numbered

    1. Evan3457
      August 25th, 2013 | 1:07 pm

      Even if what Meanwell says is true, which is dubious to say the least, why would what she says be relevant to the Rodriguez suspension hearing? The Yanks didn’t suspend him, MLB did. That information can’t help Alex in any way, and MLB certainly won’t call her.

      As for what she says about what Cashman told, if she brings that up in her trial, she’d better have more specifics and evidence than “pillow talk”.

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      Good use of the TV Tropes site, by the way. Love that site; can get lost for hours bouncing from trope to trope…

    2. Sweet Lou
      August 25th, 2013 | 2:34 pm

      Steve L. wrote:

      It looks like Brian Cashman may be getting getting a little skinnier soon. And, that’s a good thing. The dude was sitting like a fat cat for too long now.

      LOL. Agreed.

    3. Mr. October
      August 25th, 2013 | 5:01 pm

      “Cashman told her he ‘knew of Yankee clubhouse steroid use by various Yankee players by name’ and “was ambivalent to the use of performance enhancement drugs so long as nothing came back to the Yankee organization,’ papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court claim.”

      Cashman expressing his concern about something coming back to the Yankee organization to a woman with an extensive criminal record with whom he was having an extramarital affair and who would later extort him out of $6,000… What an idiot.

    4. Evan3457
      August 25th, 2013 | 5:37 pm

      Mr. October wrote:

      “Cashman told her he ‘knew of Yankee clubhouse steroid use by various Yankee players by name’ and “was ambivalent to the use of performance enhancement drugs so long as nothing came back to the Yankee organization,’ papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court claim.”
      Cashman expressing his concern about something coming back to the Yankee organization to a woman with an extensive criminal record with whom he was having an extramarital affair and who would later extort him out of $6,000… What an idiot.

      If he actually said those things.
      If.

    5. Mr. October
      August 26th, 2013 | 11:08 am

      Evan3457 wrote:

      If he actually said those things.
      If.

      @ Evan3457:
      You’re right:

      Cashman had an extramarital affair with a woman with an extensive history of stalking and criminal conduct, had the woman with him at Yankee Stadium and functions in which he represented the New York Yankees in an official capacity, wrote a letter of recommendation for her as G.M. of the New York Yankees on New York Yankees letterhead, etc., and there was in fact steroid use in the Yankee clubhouse, but it’s important to note that it’s her word against his, and his otherwise impeccable reputation, as to whether or not this idiot was concerned about something coming back to the Yankee organization or exercised proper judgment.

      Excellent point.

    6. Evan3457
      August 26th, 2013 | 11:42 am

      Mr. October wrote:

      Evan3457 wrote:
      If he actually said those things.
      If.
      @ Evan3457:
      You’re right:
      Cashman had an extramarital affair with a woman with an extensive history of stalking and criminal conduct, had the woman with him at Yankee Stadium and functions in which he represented the New York Yankees in an official capacity, wrote a letter of recommendation for her as G.M. of the New York Yankees on New York Yankees letterhead, etc., and there was in fact steroid use in the Yankee clubhouse, but it’s important to note that it’s her word against his, and his otherwise impeccable reputation, as to whether or not this idiot was concerned about something coming back to the Yankee organization or exercised proper judgment.
      Excellent point.

      Well, she might be telling the truth.

      On the other hand, she’s charged with blackmail of Cashman, may have blackmailed and threatened her own mother, has a restraining order against her by her ex-husband protecting him and her own daughter from her, and set up a website trashing another woman with whom Cashman had an affair. The fact that her attorney works for the same law firm as Tacopina…well, I wouldn’t worry that one lawyer for a term looking for dirt he can use against Cashman and the Yankees would look to get information from this woman with an intense vendetta to get Cashman, and then with A-Rod deciding to back away from smearing the Yankees, the woman might not get the idea in her own head to use it publicly to hurt Cashman, whether she it’s true or not.

      Oh, no, I’d immediately believe everything that comes out of her mouth.

      Excellent point.

    7. Mr. October
      August 26th, 2013 | 12:10 pm

      Evan3457 wrote:

      On the other hand, she’s charged with blackmail of Cashman, may have blackmailed and threatened her own mother, has a restraining order against her by her ex-husband protecting him and her own daughter from her, and set up a website trashing another woman with whom Cashman had an affair.

      @ Evan3457:
      And Cashman was [blanking] this woman for 10 months – not 10 hours or 10 days. 10 months. What does that tell you about him?
      What did she allege Cashman to have stated that is not consistent with his character or personal judgment, or lack thereof?

      Cashman expressing concern about something coming back to the Yankee organization is like… well… like Cashman expressing disappointment in someone that lied to him:

      “It’s like, how do you handle that?” Cashman said. “I felt like Selena Roberts a little bit there, or Katie Couric, or anybody else I can come up with because I know that, at that moment in time, I was lied to.”

      Evan3457 wrote:

      I’d immediately believe everything that comes out of her mouth.

      Oh… what a reply I have for this one…

    8. Sweet Lou
      August 26th, 2013 | 2:51 pm

      Evan3457 wrote:

      The fact that her attorney works for the same law firm as Tacopina…well, I wouldn’t worry that one lawyer for a term looking for dirt he can use against Cashman and the Yankees would look to get information from this woman with an intense vendetta to get Cashman, and then with A-Rod deciding to back away from smearing the Yankees, the woman might not get the idea in her own head to use it publicly to hurt Cashman, whether she it’s true or not.

      @ Evan3457:
      These allegations are nothing new: http://waswatching.com/2012/02/09/todays-yankeeland-news-booze-steroid/

    9. Evan3457
      August 26th, 2013 | 9:58 pm

      Mr. October wrote:

      Evan3457 wrote:
      On the other hand, she’s charged with blackmail of Cashman, may have blackmailed and threatened her own mother, has a restraining order against her by her ex-husband protecting him and her own daughter from her, and set up a website trashing another woman with whom Cashman had an affair.
      @ Evan3457:
      And Cashman was [blanking] this woman for 10 months – not 10 hours or 10 days. 10 months. What does that tell you about him?
      What did she allege Cashman to have stated that is not consistent with his character or personal judgment, or lack thereof?
      Cashman expressing concern about something coming back to the Yankee organization is like… well… like Cashman expressing disappointment in someone that lied to him:
      “It’s like, how do you handle that?” Cashman said. “I felt like Selena Roberts a little bit there, or Katie Couric, or anybody else I can come up with because I know that, at that moment in time, I was lied to.”
      Evan3457 wrote:
      I’d immediately believe everything that comes out of her mouth.
      Oh… what a reply I have for this one…

      Again; I would not believe her word automatically. You can if you want to. I won’t. She might be telling the truth but she also has ample motive to lie about anything and everything.

    10. Evan3457
      August 26th, 2013 | 10:00 pm

      Sweet Lou wrote:

      Evan3457 wrote:
      The fact that her attorney works for the same law firm as Tacopina…well, I wouldn’t worry that one lawyer for a term looking for dirt he can use against Cashman and the Yankees would look to get information from this woman with an intense vendetta to get Cashman, and then with A-Rod deciding to back away from smearing the Yankees, the woman might not get the idea in her own head to use it publicly to hurt Cashman, whether she it’s true or not.
      @ Evan3457:

      These allegations are nothing new: http://waswatching.com/2012/02/09/todays-yankeeland-news-booze-steroid/

      Correct, but they come up again because both she and A-Rod are represented by lawyers who work for the same firm. The accusations might be true, they might also be lies. Let’s see some solid evidence, either way.

    11. Mr. October
      August 27th, 2013 | 7:47 pm

      @ Evan3457:
      I don’t believe her automatically.

      She has knowledge about the details of Cashman’s interview with federal investigators consistent with facts that have since come to light, and given what we know about Cashman, I believe her in this case.
      I can just picture Cashman telling a woman with her background he was having an affair with about his concern for something coming back to the Yankee organization – the way he expressed his disappointment and sadness at having been lied to by Alex Rodriguez – a lot of women including his ex-wife must have gotten a kick out of that one.

    12. Mr. October
      October 21st, 2013 | 4:03 pm

      Brian Cashman’s alleged mistress suing doctor for leaking medical information to Yankees GM
      Louise Meanwell has been charged with allegedly extorting $6,000 and attempting to get a further $15,000 from Cashman during their 2011 affair.

      “Brian Cashman’s mistress is suing her psychiatrist for leaking sensitive medical information to the New York Yankees General Manager.

      In a bombshell lawsuit filed in the Southern District of New York… Louise Meanwell alleges her doctor Charlotte Murphy ‘disclosed confidential medical information’ without her consent…

      Meanwell – who also goes by the name Neathway — saw Murphy from August 2010 to January 10, 2012, according to Meanwell’s complaint…”

      http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/confidential/brian-cashman-alleged-mistress-suing-doc-leaking-medical-info-article-1.1487819

      More great publicity for the New York Yankees, courtesy of Brian Cashman…

    13. Kamieniecki
      October 23rd, 2013 | 10:42 pm

      Evan3457 wrote:

      “Good pitching stops good hitting” is a long-standing baseball bromide. But it’s really, “Good pitching stops good hitting, except when it doesn’t.”

      “Brian Cashman does mean well” is a long-standing baseball bromide. But it’s really, “Brian Cashman does mean well, except when he does Meanwell.”

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