• Cashman: McCann Is A Potential Hall Of Famer

    Posted by on May 28th, 2014 · Comments (1)

    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.

    Comments on Cashman: McCann Is A Potential Hall Of Famer

    1. Mr. October
      May 28th, 2014 | 1:12 pm

      “Yankees GM compares Martin to Munson

      ‘He came in here and we thought he was Thurman Munson-like,’ Cashman said…yesterday. ‘I wasn’t here in the ’70s, but you know what Munson stood for and how he played the game and the leadership he provided in the clubhouse, and that’s what projected from Russell from L.A. when he was a Dodger and healthy…’”

      http://nypost.com/2011/11/02/yankees-gm-compares-martin-to-munson/

      One can only imagine just how great those 1976-78 New York Yankees teams would have been if Brian Cashman had been “here in the ’70s.”

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