Well, that’s what he said about 6 months ago. Via the Post, back in December of last year:
The Yankees dropped $85 million across five years on catcher Brian McCann and didn’t waste a second letting everyone know what they expect.
At a Yankee Stadium press conference Thursday to introduce McCann, manager Joe Girardi and general manager Brian Cashman weren’t shy about what they purchased.
“We are hoping he clearly continues the type of production on the offensive and defensive side he provided in Atlanta. If he continues to do that, we are talking about a potential Hall of Famer,’’ Cashman said. “We are buying someone with that type of reputation. We have a lot of needs, and this fills one of them.’’
McCann’s BA/OBA/SLG line this morning is .218/.275/.370 (in 178 PA).
But, if Cashman had been paying attention, he should have seen this coming.