• Happy 20th Cashiversary!

    Posted by on February 3rd, 2018 · Comments (7)

    Today is Brian Cashman’s 20th Anniversary as the Yankees’ GM.

    If it was up to me, I still would have fired him after the 2008 season.

    Comments on Happy 20th Cashiversary!

    1. Evan3457
      February 5th, 2018 | 8:29 pm

      Yeah, you would’ve. And just about every year since. 😉

      The team still doesn’t have enough left-hand hitting, even if Bird is healthy. It now it out of balance in terms of right handed sluggers, which will produce many GIDP. It lacks dominant left-hand starting pitching and lacks a shutdown left-handed reliever (although the Astros showed you can win it all without a dominant left-handed reliever last year, so that’s the smallest concern).

      I repeat: this might be a consolidation year after last season’s gains, despite the addition of Stanton, and the presumed additions of Andujar and Torres. The Red Sox have the potential to improve over last year, especially if Price stays healthy and their good young hitters (Bogaerts, Bradley, Benintendi and Betts) take the same step back forward that they took backward last year. The Yanks hitters might take a step back, especially Judge, Gregorius and Hicks.

      If the Yanks are favorites to win the division, it is only by a very tiny margin. The rebuild the Yanks finally started after 2013-14 continues along, and started to show results prematurely last year. It is still significantly short of complete, though most of the fans think “this is the year”.

      And the Astros, at least, are still better.

    2. Raf
      February 10th, 2018 | 11:23 am

      20 years already? My how time flies.

    3. Raf
      February 10th, 2018 | 11:25 am

      To be honest, I thought there would be a housecleaning after the 2004 season.

    4. February 13th, 2018 | 10:22 pm

      My new favorite all time Yankee, Goose Gossage:

      Goose Gossage rips Yankees’ Brian Cashman: ‘I don’t like him’

      Updated Feb 12, 3:51 PM; Posted Feb 12, 3:21 Pm

      By Brendan Kuty,

      NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

      TAMPA, Fla. — Goose Gossage doesn’t have a problem with the Yankees, who won’t invite him to be a spring training guest instructor after he made inflammatory remarks the last two years.

      “I don’t like (general manager Brian) Cashman,” Gossage said in a phone interview with NJ Advance Media from his Colorado home. “That’s all. It’s not a secret.”

      Gossage, a 66-year-old Hall of Fame pitcher, said Cashman would prefer to “have a nerd in uniform” as manager. Gossage also questioned Cashman’s leadership.

      Cashman was named Baseball America’s 2017 Executive of the Year after the Yankees turned their farm system into one of the league’s best and the big-league club reached Game 7 of the American League Championship Series.

      “If he had any balls, he’d do what he wants to do,” Gossage said of Cashman. “He doesn’t think he needs any baseball people around. Maybe he’s right. The way the game is being run today, maybe you don’t.”

      When texted for comment, Cashman said he was “in coaches meetings.”

      Gossage added, “The game is so different today. Like I said, real baseball guys for years made a career out of baseball. You’re not a coach anymore. You have to be their best friend.”

      In 2017, Gossage ripped legendary Yankees closer Mariano Rivera and their current closer, Aroldis Chapman, for being one-inning pitchers, in an interview with NJ Advance Media’s Randy Miller.

      “It’s totally different, so don’t even compare me here,” Gossage said. “Chapman’s great. [Rivera] was great … for one inning.”

      In 2016, Gossage took on players such as Jose Bautista who perform bat flips to celebrate home runs, calling Bautista a “disgrace.”

      “He’s embarrassing to all the Latin players, whoever played before him,” Gossage said.

      Gossage said he was “sure” his comments had turned him into a “disruption.”

      “You’ll have to ask Cash,” Gossage said. “I didn’t get a call either way. There is no respect for older players. There’s no respect for anybody who has any real baseball knowledge. That’s the way it is. That’s what I don’t agree with.”

      Gossage wasn’t done calling out Cashman, the Yankees’ GM of 20 years.

      The retired pitcher said late owner George Steinbrenner wouldn’t have approved of how Cashman handled young outfielder Clint Frazier last spring. After weeks of questions from reporters about the length of Frazier’s hair, which appeared to violate the team’s longstanding grooming policy, the club finally told Frazier to cut it.

      “George would have called up (Frazier’s) agent and said, ‘Get your boy and get out of here,'” Gossage said. “It turned into a big, huge deal. Cash, he’s not going to back up what The Boss wanted. I see things like that slipping through the cracks all the time.”

      Gossage also said that Steinbrenner would have fired him “10 years ago” and that he wouldn’t have approved of Cashman skydiving in 2013.

      When it come to Cashman, I couldn’t agree more.

    5. Raf
      February 14th, 2018 | 10:34 am

      After Gossage’s interview, he was later seen screaming at local kids to get off his lawn…

    6. Evan3457
      February 14th, 2018 | 10:39 pm

      Gossage is a bad joke at this point.
      Not for what he’s said about Cashman, everyone has an opinion. To the extent that Gossage thinks George was better at running a team…that’s highly questionable.
      No, Goose is a joke for insisting he was greater than Mariano. That’s not a close or difficult call. Mariano was great for longer in the regular season, and much greater in post-season play.

    7. redbug
      February 19th, 2018 | 10:15 am

      @ Evan3457:

      Plus, Mo threw multiple innings in ’96. It was the club’s decision to make him closer and pitch just one (usually).

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