Found July 29, 2013 on Baseball Prospectus:
Ben and Sam discuss whether an owner overruling a GM can ever be a good thing, then revisit the Tigers` decision to extend Justin Verlander well before he was a free agent.

Cashman to A-Rod: “Go right ahead” with filing a grievance

There is no doubt that Brian Cashman has had his fill with Alex Rodriguez. The New York Yankes GM never wanted to sign him the enormous deal, and would love to see the Yanks move on completely from him. Unfortunately, that is not likely to happen, barring a lifetime ban from baseball due to A-Rod’s involvement in the Biogenesis scandal. Until that happens, which it may never come...

Report: Yankees GM Brian Cashman was Overruled by Owners on Alfonso Soriano Trade

According to a report by Brian Kotloff of Sports Illustrated via Joel Sherman of the New York Post, New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, was told to go ahead with the trade for Chicago Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano, although he was against it. Cashman would not directly confirm what he advised Hal Steinbrenner, but told The Post: “I would say we are in a desperate...

Is Brian Cashman being insubordinate? Why is he making a stink about the Alfonso Soriano trade?

Sorry, folks, but I am not buying Brian Cashman's claim that he was against trading for Alfonso Soriano, and I think he has an agenda behind his claims to be against the trade. Here's the story: Joel Sherman wrote in Saturday's New York Post that Cashman opposed the trade: Alfonso became the second straight Soriano that Brian Cashman advised Yankees ownership not to...

Brian Cashman Challenges Alex Rodriguez to Have Leg Examined by Outside Doctor

Just when it seems that Alex Rodriguez has done seemingly everything in his power to annoy general manager, Brian Cashman, he outdoes himself. With the Biogenesis investigation in full swing, A-Rod’s future with the Yankees and with Major League Baseball is in question, but the slugger is not making things easier for himself by taking his latest controversy — his injury that...

The Comedy Of Brian Cashman Vs. Alex Rodriguez

Okay. First off, before any other words are spilled onto this WordPress box I’m writing in, I think we need to all agree on one thing: This Alex Rodriguez versus Brian Cashman and the Yankees organization subplot is absolutely hilarious. I say this because there are no livelihoods at stake. When you talk about the [...]The post The Comedy Of Brian Cashman Vs. Alex Rodriguez appeared...

Report: Brian Cashman overruled in Alfonso Soriano trade

For the second straight Soriano, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman was overruled by Yankees ownership. Assuming it came from Hal Steinbrenner, but the Yankees owner advised Cashman to pull the trigger on acquiring Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano. Back in 2011, the Yankees had lost out in the chase for pitcher Cliff Lee who had eventually signed back with the Phillies. With the...

Cashman overruled in Soriano deal?

GM Brian Cashman was overruled by ownership during the acquisition of Alfonso Soriano, according to the New York Post.
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