Steve Serby’s Q&A with Brian Cashman

2012 Draft: Hensley expects decision to come down to the wire
2012 All-Star Game Open Thread

Steve Serby’s Q&As are a weekend staple of the NY Post, but today he published an exclusive — and longer than usual — midweek chat with GM Brian Cashman. The two spoke spoke about a number of topics, including the current Yankees team, the Michael Pineda trade, the declining Alex Rodriguez, George Steinbrenner, his relationship with Joe Girardi, and lots more. Make sure you check it out, it’s a quality read.

email
2012 Draft: Hensley expects decision to come down to the wire
2012 All-Star Game Open Thread
  • Brian S.

    Cashman’s response to the A-Rod question is the same argument SOME people on this blog refuse to accept.

  • your mom

    Where’s the question about Justin Upton?

  • Typical MIT Nerd

    What a homer.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Right. Send Bob Fucking Woodward in there next time for an investigation.

  • Hoss

    Tough week for A-Rod. First Reggie dumps on him regarding the past steroid use. Then Cashman describes him as “above average” not once, but twice. That’s the best he can do for a future HOF’er? Knowing that bad things often come in 3s, I hope Alex’s current girlfriend is loyal.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I think any big leaguer, even a future HOFer, hopes for “above average” at 38. That’s not a putdown.

      • kenthadley

        then that will be next year

        • Robinson Tilapia

          I mixed up him and Jeter. I always assume Alex is 38 because I’m 38 and we pretty much went to HS at the same time in Miami. I forget he was a year behind me.

          • kenthadley

            wonder what he’ll be like in 3 years, when we are paying him 25mil or so…about 1/7 of the payroll.

            • Hoss

              Are you old enough to remember Willie Mays when he played for the Mets in 1973?

              • kenthadley

                I was 23 back then….and he was a sad picture when you remembered what he was like in his prime…the best ballplayer I ever saw, even to this day.

            • Robinson Tilapia

              Hope for the best. There is literally nothing either of us can do about it.

      • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

        How about at 36?

        (He’s no Ike Davis)

      • Hoss

        I believe that to Alex it is. He is used to being the starting All-Star 3B (or SS), not above the mean.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Torrie, is that you?

    • Ted Nelson

      Don’t see it as insulting at all.

  • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

    I like how he listed Chris Stewart as a surprise.

    He must be impressed by Stewie’s ability to get hits off of IF’s gloves (as he should be).

  • DM

    “We have our catching,” Cashman said. “I believe in Russell Martin, period.”

  • Nick

    Good stuff, I’d love to see a Q and A like this with Cash but more focused on the minor leaguers too. Cash is one of those guys who will always be under appreciated since his club’s large payrolls, but when he’s gone he’ll be looked upon fondly by most sane observers. He’s steered this ship nicely since grabbing more power a few years ago. It’ll be interesting who replaces him, maybe Eppler, who’s become Cash’s right hand man. Nice read, can’t wait for the weekend and yankee baseball.

  • Ted Nelson

    What a great GM.