Three more years of Cashman

Moose misses out on Comeback award
Game Thread: AL Central Playoff

Via Kat O’Brien, we learn that Brian Cashman has decided to come back to the Yankees. He’ll sign a three year deal reportedly worth around $6 million. There aren’t many more details right now, though we’ll surely update you as we hear more.

Update by Ben (5:55 p.m.): You want statements? We’ve got statements.

From Brian Cashman:

I know I’ve said it before, but it’s an incredible opportunity and honor to hold the title of general manager for the New York Yankees. With it comes a great responsibility to ownership, the people who wear the uniform and our fan base.

I’ve got a job to finish here. That’s the bottom line.

I consider coming off a season where we didn’t reach the playoffs for the first time since 1993 as a personal challenge. I’ve never been one to run from a challenge, and I look forward to having the chance to go after this thing again.

From Hank and Hal:

Before we could move forward as an organization this offseason, we needed to come to a resolution on the person who would hold the important position of general manager and allow us to make another run at a 27th World Championship. We are thrilled that Brian has accepted to renew his commitment to this organization for at least three more years.

Holding the position of general manager for any Major League team is a challenge. But to do so in the great city of New York, where baseball is passionately followed 12 months a year, you must possess a number of unique attributes.

Brian has shown throughout his Yankees career that he has the dedication, integrity and know-how needed to perform-and succeed-in this environment. Having him in place allows us to begin an offseason of hard work, and we are pleased he will be working hand-in-hand with us to bring the New York Yankees back to the postseason.

The Yankees will sink or swim with the right man at the helm.

Moose misses out on Comeback award
Game Thread: AL Central Playoff
  • Joey

    Awesome :-D

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

    Excellent news for the Yanks. The haters are going to flip their lids.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Cash will just brush ’em off.

  • JohnnyC

    Good. Now, let’s get down to work.

  • steve (different one)

    this is good news.

    there is a ton to get done this offseason and i am not sure this is the best time to change the structure of the FO.

  • zzzzz

    amen. i needed some good news.

  • UWS

    I sense a disturbance in the Force. It is as if millions of Cashman-haters took a deep breath and started screaming.

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      I fear something terrible awesome has happened.

  • E-ROC

    Great news. Church!

  • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

    Good for him and good for us. However, in the aftermath of us missing the playoffs for the first time in 15 years, Cashman did have to surrender some authority, and rightly so.

    According to the language of the new three year contract, Cashman is required to bring a hot calzone to Hank every day at lunchtime.

    • http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/02_01/burressDM0402_468x305.jpg Nady Nation

      “I am loving this calzone. The pita pocket prevents it from dripping. The pita pocket!”

  • Rob H.

    great. he has earned the right to finish what he started. 3 more years is more than enough time to fulfill the plan that Cashman set forth when he had full power given to him from George. I think these 3 years will be telling as to Cashman’s eye for prospects and decision-making when it comes to his prized prospects. I think this also shows that Cashman either got assurances that hank would try to stay quiet or that he knows that Hal is the one really running the show.

  • BigBlueAL

    Thank Mo!!!!!

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Praise be to Mo. He looks upon the Yanks with kind eyes.

      • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

        As it was in the beginning, Mo it shall be at the ending. Mo it is written, Mo it shall be done. Mosanna in the highest.

    • Joey

      Mo bless the Yankees!

  • Bill R

    Good!

  • BigBlueAL

    Buster Olney just confirmed Cashman back for 3 years on the Michael Kay show.

  • Infamous

    WFAN just confirmed also

  • UNION YES.

    I am satisfied.

  • Reggie C.

    Now Cash has a chance to erase the memory of the worst non-trade ever.

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      Worst. Comment. Ever. ;)

      • gg

        time will tell but it certainly looks that way right now, melky is basically done, dont tell me how young he is, he regressed, not progressed

        HOWEVER, if Hughes can pan out and be a good discount starter for five years like the sawx have in Lester, it will be forgiven

        • TheLastClown

          Thanks for the possibility of absolution……I feel so clean

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

      Now Cash has a chance to erase the memory of the worst non-trade ever.

      Agreed. I knew from the minute the trade collapsed that we’d regret not dealing Waite Hoyt for Eddie Collins.

  • Joey H.

    would anyone here take ichro? stick him in center.

    • http://knickerbockerchatter.blogspot.com Bruno

      Sure, but at what cost prospect-wise?

      • Joey H.

        I’ve heard a barrage of of things from he is selfish and isnt well liked to the near opposite. plus they have to blow up their team. Throw in a kid like ehem.. kennedy among others. im sure it wont take much to get him. Hell, if we have to make it a multi team deal. but yea i dont know much about prospects i was really asking about the general idea.

        • Ed

          Well, Seattle has Japanese ownership that places more importance on being Japanese than on being good. (See expensive contract extension for Johjihma during a terrible season) On top of that, Ichiro is the face of the team.

          Asking what it would take to get Ichiro from the Mariners is like asking what it would take to get Jeter from the Yankees or David Wright from the Mets. You’d have to make a ridiculous offer just to get discussions started, let alone to have your offer seriously considered.

        • jsbrendog

          i dont see how getting 200 hits and scoring a 10 runs while playing good defense and stealing bases is selfish….plus getting on base and getting lots of hits whetehr selfish or not helps you win.

          trying to get hr and striking out to be selfish doesnt….

          • http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2008/09/mariners-rumo-1.html Joey H.

            Dont ask me. Click my link.

    • radnom

      1. How totally relevant.

      2. ??????????

  • leftylarry

    Cashman is absolutely clueless.3 more years of poor choices and a lack of understanding of the talent.I guess this means more Bobby Abreu and terrible RF play, fear of padded walls and soft overall hitting and more Jason Giambi hitting an occasional winning HR while losing us numerous games by refusing to hit a grounder for a double on the left side.Just keep trying to knock down the 5 fielders on the right side Jason.Maybe we should extend Posada 3 more years Brian and convince the mediocre Pettitte to come back for 15 million next year.
    I guess firing Giambi, Abreu Pettitte and Moose and using that money for C.C. Burnett and Texiera would be a bad idea Brian.Afterall, you didn’t want Jim Edmunds because you were afraid ti give up Ricky Leedee.

    • BigBlueAL

      Yeah uh Ricky Ledee got traded for David Justice who almost single-handedly carried the Yankees offense to a championship in 2000.

    • UWS

      I am now dumber for having read this.

    • steve (different one)

      it’s definitely the GMs job to tell Giambi where to hit the ball.

      Afterall, you didn’t want Jim Edmunds because you were afraid ti give up Ricky Leedee.

      yeah, i remember the last time you tried to post this bullshit and everyone shot you down with pesky “facts”.

      it wasn’t Ledee, it was Soriano.

      seriously, throw your computer into the bathtub. while you are using it.

    • radnom

      I was wondering how long until one of these popped up.

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      Who the fuck is Jim Edmunds?

    • jsbrendog

      you. are. dumb.

    • Ed

      “Jason Giambi hitting an occasional winning HR while losing us numerous games by refusing to hit a grounder for a double on the left side”

      You do realize that against live pitching it’s near impossible to choose whether you hit a grounder or fly ball, right? To try to force a grounder or fly ball you’d have to swing the bat downward or upward rather than level which is going to drastically reduce the odds of you making contact at all.

      You have more control over hitting to left or right, but in the end, you have to go with the pitch. If you’re being pitched inside (which you should be with the shifts put on for Giambi), it’s really damn hard to hit the ball the other way.

      • TheLastClown

        But but but….why can’t he just go to the doctor for a Giambectomy and some nice Jeter-implants? I’m sure he’ll heal before ST!!

        The only thing is he’ll be hitting the ball to the left side for another team.

    • http://inmymothersbasement.blogspot.com Tremont

      What would lead you to believe that Cashman wants Giambi back? Remember when he tried to have his contract voided when it came out that he was on the juice? Do you really believe Cashman prefers Pettitte to Sabathia? You are lost.

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

        Great blog name, btw.

        • http://inmymothersbasement.blogspot.com Tremont

          Thank you sir. I hope to be like you when I grow up.

  • http://knickerbockerchatter.blogspot.com Bruno

    WOOHOO! Since noone’s buying a car from me, this is the best news I’ve heard all day!

  • Mike Pop

    Woot Woot!!!

  • whozat

    Speculation here that Mets could go after Pudge:

    http://gothambaseballmagazine.com/mets/the-met-who-would-be-king.html

    It’s an Omar kind of move. Do you offer him arbitration, knowing the dearth of catchers out there and that the Mets are looking to make a splashy upgrade? It’s a sandwich pick, so the signing team doesn’t lose anything…

    • steve (different one)

      i think i would do it. i think Pudge knows he won’t be starting on the Yankees next year, so he probably would take a 2 year deal elsewhere.

    • Joey H.

      Yep, that’s an Omar move, Older, Deteriorating, and Hispanic.

      • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

        “…and Hispanic.”

        Dude, that’s stupid. That’s a LoHud type thing to say.

        • Joey H.

          Ok, how is that stupid? It clearly isn’t, It’s a matter of fact. He goes out and gets players like Pedro Martinez, Carlos Delgado, Julio Franco, the list goes on and on pal. And if You are taking offense to what i said because you are Hispanic yourself. thats not fair.

          • Joey H.

            Oh might i add El Deque to that list.

          • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

            Pedro Martinez gave the Mets a 145-ERA+ and a 0.94-WHIP in Year One of that four-year contract. Was signing Pedro to a four-year pact a bit too risky? Yes, but to say Omar Minaya signed him because he was hispanic is lunacy. The Red Sox were going to re-sign him for three years, what would have been your reasoning behind the Red Sox – or any other of the 28-teams – signing him?

            Carlos Delgado? Carlos Delgado gave the Mets 100-HR and 306-RBI in his three years as a Met. You are going to tell me Minaya signed Delgado because he’s Hispanic, and not because he expected this kind of production?

            You want to complain about Carlos Beltran, Ramon Castro and Johan Santana? I guess every time Omar Minaya signs a player through the International Free Agent market it’s because their Hispanic, right?

            • http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2008/09/mariners-rumo-1.html Joey H.

              The Red Sox didn’t resign the bastard because they knew he wasn’t going to have it much longer. When Omar assumed control of the Mets, there were 8 or 9 players that were Spanish on the Mets, by the following spring training there were NINE-FUCKING-TEEN. that number doesn’t lie. I’m not going to read the rest of your pathetic aimless argument. But from what i noticed. wasn’t Hispanic the LAST thing i said? i said old deteriorating and HISPANIC.

              • TheLastClown

                If you’re referring to Pedro, the BooSox didn’t sign him because the Mets offered him an extra year.

                Most of the MLB players are hispanic, I think. And the number is only growing. You could say that cases of Melanoma are distinctly rising concurrent to the decline in piracy on the high seas, because the numbers line up nicely, but that doesn’t make it relevant.

                • Joey H.

                  Yes, but to have the numbers more than double in a matter of months you must admit is pretty outstanding. The BoSox had a good farm developing, Before Pedro’s contract year he didn’t reach 200 innings In the previous three or so years . When Pedro was brought in he was expect to assume the role of the ace of the mets staff which he obviously did not.

              • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

                The Red Sox didn’t re-sign Pedro Martinez for the same reason they didn’t re-sign Johnny Damon, they both wanted longer contracts than what the Red Sox were comfortable to hand out.

                So, not only do you take one sentence out of my entire argument (that you were wrong about) and completely disregard everything else, but you insult it because you have no way to refute it?

                Lastly, what does the order of when you said “Hispanic” have anything to do with this argument? You said it, I felt it was nonsense.

                • Joey H.

                  What was there to refute? I didn’t say they all sucked in with their race. The three types of players Omar likes to get are Spanish, aging and deteriorating. Pudge happened to follow all three. You didn’t have to read between the lines to realize what my point was. My advice to you, stop tying to make something of nothing. It’s just not worth it.

                • TheLastClown

                  Dude, I tried to bail you out by assuming it was a joke. The horse *who was old & deteriorating* is dead. Long live the horse.

                • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

                  It’s not about “making something out of nothing”. It’s about people running with something without stopping themselves and thinking for a second. I’ve been hearing about this thing for months now, and it’s crap. Nobody can present any concrete proof that Omar Minaya favors Latino players because of their culture and countries of origin.

                  One idiotic New York scribe pens this garbage and the masses run with it.

                • Joey H.

                  Ive thought long and hard about this since it became a topic of discussion. And no shit sherlock. their countries and cultures…. YA THINK?

                • Joey H.

                  I know you tryed to bail me out. i appreciate that, but its not needed, this guy looks too far and thinks way far out of the box when it comes to reading comments on here.

                • TheLastClown

                  Well you’ve got the inside of the box so thoroughly staked out, the rest of us have to speak from somewhere.

                • Joey H.

                  No, The point was that again, he makes something of nothing.

                • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

                  You’ve “thought long and hard about this”?

                  That’s fair. Seeing as how this is the case, can you provide me with any proof that Omar Minaya has favored a player’s cultural background over other aspects in his personnel decisions?

                • Joey H.

                  I have already. When he took over as GM there was either 8 or 9 Hispanic ball players on the team, By the next spring training there were 18. The majority of his transactions are/were Hispanic ball players. It doesn’t take a genius to figure that out.

                • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

                  So he added players that happened to be Hispanic. You’re qualifications for labeling Omar Minaya a homer for Hispanic players:

                  1. Signing a future HOF pitcher for one more year than his previous team was comfortable with.

                  2. Signing a debatable HOF that averaged 33-HRs and 102-RBI.

                  3. Increasing the quantity of Hispanic players in a one-year period by two-fold.

                  Just for fun, who were those players that were added next year?

                • TheLastClown

                  Did you know that as the Smallpox virus has gone virtually out of existence, the internet identity-theft phenomenon has exploded wildly, in less that two generations?!?!

                  If you want to protect your credit card numbers, go get some Smallpox.

                • Joey H.

                  Listen man, lets not try quiz joey h here. i know he added Duaner, that guy with the mustache, Jose valentine was his name? besides that slowly he went on to get guys like Santana which i’m in absolutely no position to argue, but him Oliver Perez, Endy Chavez. lets be honest, the guy loves to play the game of favoritism. he OBVIOUSLY loves his old expos guys. and the fact of the matter is that the guy picks favorites. the best players deserve to get signed but is it a coincidence that they are mostly spanish? i dont know. we will never know unless we are in the head of Omar himself.

                • The King

                  I thought that it was said that part of the reason that they wanted Pedro was to increase the whole “dominican” thing. Perhaps I am wrong, but from a pure marketing standpoint, one reason Omar may try to fill a team with Latin ballplayers (outside of the fact that they are really good) is that it was an untapped market. They do have like Latin night at Shea right? I mean, clearly they are pushing the latin theme. And I think they wound up having to trade for LoDuca after they couldn’t sign Roberto Hernandez or Bengie Molina.

                  I don’t know what the real problem is here… it does seem that Omar tends to support latin players, and the latin guys all can communicate in the clubhouse better, and the team def. has its fill of them. But if the team is good, where is the issue? The question should not be what are the players he brought in, because the answer is alot. The question should be, who did he pass UP to bring in a latin player, and I dont think any average baseball fan can know that answer. However, if I had a large dominican fanbase that would come out if they wanted to see a local hero, and I wanted to sell tickets, and I had “big brother” in the Bronx drawing 4 millions, I would market to a strength. Its just being smart

            • TheLastClown

              I believe ol’ Joey here was trying to invoke the Borscht-Beltian comedic rule of threes.

              1. Older

              2. Deteriorating

              *they’re kind of synonyms, but whatever*

              3. Hispanic…..it seems he was trying to get a cheap laugh at Omar’s expense, not making any kind of refutable statistical claim, but not being bigoted either. Not a point worth debating, IMO

              • Joey H.

                That’s what it was pretty much. and you can be old and not deteriorating, two words prove that, Mike Mussina. What it comes down to is Jamal liking to show off his arguing skills when again, there was no ill-intent in my comment. thanks for sorta seeing it my way.

                • TheLastClown

                  M-phasis on Sorta. :)

                • Joey H.

                  Lol i got the vibe that you knew where i was coming from.

              • Joey

                you mean Joey H! :-P

                • Joey H.

                  Yeah your not quite cool like me pal ;) lol

                • TheLastClown

                  Yes indeed! Sorry bout that….I didn’t see you commenting in this particular discussion, so I thought it was obvious :)

                • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

                  While I’d love to believe that Joey was, as he claims, without ill-intent or bigotry in his “Omar likes Hispanic players” jab, it’s hard to take it truly as a joke when he then spends numerous posts defending the “fact” that Omar actually does prefer Hispanic players.

                  A fact that is BS, by the way. Since adding Pedro Martinez and Carlos Beltran at the beginning of his administration, here’s some other players he’s acquired:

                  Brian Daubach
                  Kaz Ishii
                  Doug Mientkiewicz
                  Mike Pelfrey
                  Xavier Nady
                  Billy Wagner
                  Paul LoDuca
                  Chad Bradford
                  John Maine
                  Dave Williams
                  Mike DiFelice
                  Shawn Green
                  Damion Easley
                  Jason Vargas
                  Tom Glavine (resigned)
                  Scott Schoenweis
                  Aaron Sele
                  Chan Ho Park
                  Marlon Anderson
                  Jeff Conine
                  Brian Schneider
                  Ryan Church
                  Trot Nixon

                  … There’s a bunch of people who legitimately believe that Minaya is racist and prejudiced towards Hispanics. And it’s BS. It’s only an issue because Minaya, Willie Randolph, and Jerry Manuel aren’t three white guys. If they were, nobody would blink an eye, because the Mets player acquisition pattern hasn’t been out of the ordinary at all. The people calling Minaya a racist are the racists. Brian Cashman acquires or reacquires ARod, Abreu, Cano, Cabrera, Posada, Molina, Betemit, Pudge, Veras, Ramirez, Aceves, Marte, Sanchez, Albaladejo, Contreras, Vazquez, Cairo, Escalona, Navarro, Loaiza, Heredia, etc. etc. and yet nobody thinks he’s a racist latin-lover, do they?

                  And that’s what Jamal was reacting to – the likelihood that Joey wasn’t joking. A likelihood largely confirmed by his post-comment theatrics.

    • Capital T

      He may take arbitration because I think the max you can reduce his salary is 20% and he will not come close to that on the market

      • pat

        that rule doesnt come into play when a player has more than 6 years experience. They can offer him whatever they want.

        • TheLastClown

          Offer him arb under the auspices of being 3rd string behind Jorge & Molina *who if Moose or Andy comes back, and Jorge’s not in there, will catch them*

          And he’ll run into the FA horizon.

        • Ed

          People like to toss that line around on this blog (and only on this blog), but I haven’t found anything to suggest it’s true. I looked it up in the Collective Bargaining Agreement last time there was a fuss on it. The only restriction on salary specified is that the team cannot submit an offer lower than 80% of the previous year’s salary. There was no distinction made based on service time or anything else.

          And technically, if you’re stupid, you can get your salary reduced by more than 20%. There are no restrictions on the number the player submits, so if you really wanted to, you could ask for a pay cut of more than 20%. Obviously no one would actually do that though.

          If anyone cares, you can find the full text of the CBA in a PDF on MLB.com if you spend a minute with Google.

          • cult of basebaal

            actually, yes, yes there is and this is the relevant text:

            “A Club may not tender, sign or renew a Player under reserve
            to the Club pursuant to Article XX(A) of this Agreement and paragraph
            10(a) of the Uniform Player’s Contract to a Uniform Player’s
            Contract that provides a salary for Major League service that constitutes
            a reduction in excess of 20% of his previous year’s salary or
            in excess of 30% of his salary two years previous.”

            ‘under reserve’ is the language that is applicable here. free agent players are not ‘under reserve’ to the Club, pre-free agent players, are (hence free agency was in reference to the ‘reserve clause’.)

            so, ‘under reserve’, 20% maximum cut … not ‘under reserve’, no maximum cut.

            pretty simple, really.

            • Ed

              You’re looking in the wrong place. Look in the rules for arbitration. These are the requirements for the number the team submits. Note that the process makes no distinctions based on how the player enters arbitration.

              Eligibility. The issue of a Player’s salary may be submitted
              to final and binding arbitration by any Player or his Club, provided the other party to the arbitration consents thereto. Any Club, or any Player with a total of three or more years of Major League service, however accumulated, but with less than six years of Major League service, may submit the issue of the Player’s salary to final and binding arbitration without the consent of the other party, subject to the provisions of paragraph (4) below.

              (skips sections on Super 2 players, other special eligibility cases, and filing dates)

              Special Exceptions to Maximum Salary Reduction Rules

              (i) A Club may submit a salary figure for salary arbitration that is at least 80% of the Player’s previous year’s salary and earned performance bonuses (and at least 70% of his salary and earned performance bonuses two years previous), the provisions of Section A(5) above notwithstanding. This exception shall not be used by any party, or considered by any salary arbitrator, in support of, or in opposition to, any argument regarding the evaluation of Player contracts.

              (ii) A Club may submit a salary arbitration figure without regard to the provisions of Section D above if the figure submitted is with respect to a Player who, in the immediately preceding year, won a salary arbitration which increased the Player’s prior year’s salary by in excess of 50%.

              • cult of basebaal

                that’s merely a ‘different’ place.

                the “special exceptions to maximum salary reduction rules” you have above references Article VI(D), which i quoted above.

                as such, the service time elements of the VI(D) section do have relevance and are in effect.

                keith law, who worked arbitration cases when he was with the Blue Jays, has confirmed the service time distinction in arbitration cases.

                you could email him or paul depodesta if you want further elucidation …

    • Mike Pop

      id def offer him arbitration he is a hall of famer he wouldnt take a 1 yr deal where he wouldnt get the majority of the playing time.. no question he wants to be a full time backstop why do u think he approved the trade to the yanks he thought hed be the full time starter over molina.. he was playing for a contract but obviously wanted to be on a contender too.. id offer him arb no question.. he can get a 2 yr deal on the open market in my opinion.. but than again what do i know about anything im jus a blog reader lol

    • A.D.

      without a doubt you offer arb, he won’t come back to the Yanks, and if he does, you can always trade him, you dont want to loose out on a first rounder

  • BigBlueAL

    Michael Kay just read seperate statements from the Steinbrenner brothers and Cashman so now it is 100% confirmed.

  • Count Zero

    Damn good news.

  • JK

    THANK GOD!

    My greatest fear was a complete gutting of the minor league development staff that he has put in place over the past 3 years

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Seriously. I was mentally and emotionally preparing myself for a hack GM that signed Manny, Burnett, Oliver Perez & K-Rod while trading Hughes for Dontrelle Willis and Austin Jackson for Doug Brocail.

      • TheLastClown

        But Doug Brocail is so inspiring! (or inspired)

  • Joey H.

    WOW Mike francesa just said, Lo Duca was a good leader but the spanish players didnt like hearing it from him. fuckin mets. that whole organization is racist.

    • jsbrendog

      francesa has no idea anout amything amd makes things up to get listeners. he is worthless

      • Joey H.

        Well its sorta hard to be on the radio for twenty years and totally raking in the cash and not know a thing, isn’t it?

        • TheLastClown

          Just a few lines up, aren’t you currently arguing that Omar Minaya *who I believe is the GM of the Mets* is obsessed with signing Hispanic players?

          Your duality is admirable

          • Joey H.

            I dont get what you mean. Someone commented about mets targeting pudge and i said what i said that lead to the argument. Then the whole shit when someone called in to FATcesas show and made remarks about Lo Duca not getting along with the hispanics on the team. I was just replying to someone syaing ” its an omar type of signing”

            • TheLastClown

              You said Minaya was biased in favor of Hispanics.

              Then you said that Francesca *not a caller* made a reference to LoDuca’s leadership not being respected by the Hispanic players, thus inferring some kind of racism brought about from whomever was Francesca’s source.

              Francesca’s source *if not invented invective* would probably have been someone involved on the team, or the FO, under Minaya, who you *again* said first was biased TOWARD the HIspanic players, and thus wouldn’t make some kind of Hispanic wave-making anti LoDuca nonsense comments.

              I hope that’s clearer

              • Joey H.

                Yeah A caller brought up the whole leadership situation with Lo Duca and then mike went on and brought up the thing about the spanish players on the team. What i said was the whole organization is racist, the GM and the players. that’s all. You Must have misread what i wrote because I’ve been pretty consistent.

                • TheLastClown

                  So you’re saying the Mets are racist towards everyone who’s NOT Hispanic? Wow. I’m done with this whole line of thinking, if I can use the word loosely.

                • Joey H.

                  Dude, My point is, the Mets HEAVILYYYYYY favor Hispanic ball players.

                • Joey H.

                  And I can really care less. The best ball players deserve to be signed. But its just an observation me and many others have made that the man has signed many Hispanic players, more than other organizations in all likely hood.

                • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

                  And, then i scroll down and see more… Joey, you’re so freaking wrong, and YES, RACIST, that it’s scary.

                  The Mets aren’t prejudiced in favor of Latino players. You’re prejudiced against Latino executives. You’re letting your anti-Latino racism cloud your vision of Omar Minaya and what it is you think he’s doing. You focus on the Latinos he does acquire as proof of your misguided, racist belief that Latinos are in some way unable to be as smart or as free from prejudice as their white counterparts, and you ignore the non-Latinos he acquires as somehow being statistical outliers. You see what you want to see, and you want to see Minaya as racist, but it only proves your own racism.

                  Minaya isn’t doing anything that Brian Cashman, Doug Melvin, Dave Dombrowski, Theo Epstien, Paul DePodesta, Kevin Towers, J.P. Riccardi, Dayton Moore, Walt Jocketty, Dan O’Dowd, or dozens of the other, white GM’s across baseball are doing. EVERY SINGLE GM acquires lots of Latino ballplayers, because there’s lots of good Latino ballplayers to be acquired. They all also acquire non-Latino ballplayers. None of this is ever an issue for anybody except Omar Minaya. That’s racist.

                  As are you, apparently.

        • http://inmymothersbasement.blogspot.com Tremont

          “Well its sorta hard to be on the radio for twenty years and totally raking in the cash and not know a thing, isn’t it?”

          Obviously not. Mike has made an ass of himself all day by advocating trading David Wright.

          • Joey H.

            No, His callers advocate that. listen closely.

            • http://inmymothersbasement.blogspot.com Tremont

              He has been rambling on incessantly about it for the past two days.

              • http://inmymothersbasement.blogspot.com Tremont

                Or perhaps fran-cessantly. Get it?!

  • A.D.

    Good news indeed!

  • Jake H

    Thank god Cash is back

  • Mike Pop

    lets put it this way if minaya would sign marte over will ohman

    • Mike Pop

      lol……….trying to help dont think it will tho

  • TheLastClown

    Will we take Marte’s option? In all of your esteemed opinions?

    • Joey H.

      Well the market is thin for relievers is it not? he settled in after a rocky start. let him start fresh and im sure he’ll be fine. Now that cash is back, im sure he picked up marte and nady in expectations of bringing them back for 09

    • Joey H.

      Either that or Omar will sign him ;) lol

    • Old Ranger

      Yes! 27/09!

  • pat

    you gotta have a guy like cashman come back. Without a deal in place for the next year he declined to jeopardize the future for a trade that would have made him immensly popular at the moment. The guys got brass balls and is a cold hard gangster. Yes please.

  • TheLastClown

    Since a lot of this thread has switched from one NY GM to another, I’m going to go even more wildly off topic here.

    I don’t know if any of you watch the Sarah Silverman Program, but I’m going to be on one of the coming episodes, so if any or all of you want to watch it and make it the best rated episode of the season, please do so :)

    It’s episode-code #215, but I don’t know where in the succession they’re actually going to air it. I’ll tell you when I find out, if you want.

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Dude that’s awesome, congrats. Let us know when it’s going to be on (when you find out).

      • TheLastClown

        Thanks :) Sure will.

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

          Will you be dressed as a clown? ;)

          Email me the details and I’ll post them up on the site.

  • Ivan

    I come home from work and what do ya know, I hear that Cashman is coming back. Like Tony The Tiger said That’s Grrrrrrreat.

  • Lanny

    Bringing back the guy who brought in Pavano, Igawa, Wright, Johnson, Farnsworth, and didn’t trade for Santana. Smart.

    Where is the accountability?

    • steve (different one)

      except we basically know for a fact that he DIDN’T bring in Wright, Johnson, and others.

      but why am i arguing with the worst poster on RAB?

    • Count Zero

      You know what’s funny? Here’s a hypothetical scenario…

      Step 1: Yanks sign CC as a FA
      Step 2: All you Cash haters agree that it’s a great deal (the same way you did when we dealt for Weaver, signed Vasquez and Pavano, traded away way too much for an aging RJ, etc., etc.)
      Step 3: (God forbid) CC develops a shoulder problem in season 1, is completely ineffective, misses all of the next season, and then comes back as a mediocre #4 starter the next year
      Step 4: You will pretend you never wanted CC, that you knew all along the innings he pitched for the Brew Crew this year were going to cause an injury, and that Cash should be fired for wasting $140MM on him

      That would be the way it would work, right? No accountability on your predictions, only your hindsight counts and goes head to head against Cashman’s foresight to see who’s right more often? Wow! I bet you’re never wrong on these…

      • donttradecano

        sabathia has only throw 12 more innings than last year. he jumped 50 innings from 06 to 07 and seemed to be fine.

  • gg

    I just hope Cash can work wonders and convince Sabathia he DOES want to be a part of the greatest franchise in sports

  • mustang

    Congrats Brian Cashman,

    Here is to hoping that you see the end of this contract as the Yankees GM.

    Let the games continue.

    LOL

  • mustang

    “The Yankees will sink or swim with the right man at the helm.”

    Is it I or is there something wrong with this line how can they sink with the right man at the helm?

    • mustang

      I would think if he were the right man he would lead this team to the promise land.

      And these are words of the followers of lord Cashman so let be written so let be done.

      LOL

  • Old Ranger

    Old Ranger says:

    September 29th, 2008 at 10:02 am
    If Cash doesn’t come back I would be very suprised. He has a plethora of projects to finish. A lot of people doubt his ability to work within a budget (he has done ok) and conversely, criticize him because he has. The team underachieved this year (some exceptions) and people were hurt, I can’t see him going out with this years record hanging over his head.
    One speaks of players being hard competitors…business is much harder! Cash is a stellar competitor and it would be a disaster if he walked.

    I posted this as dated, not a bad guess, hay what? 27/09!

  • Joseph M

    Bad move. We are back in the 60’s when the Topping family was waiting to get out. This time it’s the Steinbrenner’s waiting for big daddy to crossover and they have hired a placeholder a gatekeeper a Cashman. A GM who can’t evaluate talent, and he can’t, is worth next to nothing. Maybe if he was surrounded by baseball people who could, maybe just maybe this could all be covered up thanks to the very deep pockets of the Yankees. Gene seems to be winding down and there seems to be no one left in the organization who can help.

    I want all the folks who think this is a good move to come back a year from now and sing Brian’s praises.

  • http://Greg Greg

    To the earlier point about convincing CC to come here, the thought of that makes me uneasy. I understand that you must sell your franchise to a free agent, but in my opinion it doesn’t usually end well when a player goes against his default setting. Now, I am certainly not in CC’s head, but if it’s true that he wants to play out west (and possibly bat), overwhelming him with money might only bring us a conflicted player. You can say that you don’t care about his psychological state, but it would most likely impact his performance in one way or another. I’d love to have him here, but I’ve seen too many players come to town for the most money (regardless of fit) and underperform as a result of their decision. You want players that REALLY want to be here. If they’re not sure, perhaps it’s best they sign elsewhere. Curious to hear other’s thoughts on this.

  • Larry

    Cash – shana tovah and bring us some players that get us back to the Fall Classic

  • dkidd

    a conflicted cc is better than a calm and contented burnett

    go get him!

  • ortforshort

    My crystal ball says three more years of missing the boat on the top young free agents. Three more years of getting outmanuevered for the Dice-K’s and Inoa’s of the world. Three more years of tripping over dollars to save pennies. Three more years of not being able to evaluate young players properly. Three more years of poorly constructed ball clubs. Three more years of an overrated farm system. Three more years of decline and missing the playoffs. Unclear to me where all this optimism is coming from seeing the state of the team and the organization and the continuation of the person presiding over this mess.

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

      Hey buddy, I hate to break it to you, but that’s not a crystal ball. That’s a a croquet ball.

      • Old Ranger

        Good shot! 27/09