Found November 04, 2011 on Sliding Into Home:
From Chad Jennings:Brian Cashman was just on the Dan Patrick Show, and he was asked whether C.J. Wilson is at the top of his offseason wish list. “I’d say it’s fair to say C.J. Wilson is probably the best pitcher on the marketplace right now since Sabathia’s been taken out and retained here,” Cashman said. “I don’t think it’s a stretch to tell anybody that he’s the most attractive candidate.” ... Cashman cautioned that putting Wilson at the top of the list is strictly because of performance and talent. It does not take into account the contract Wilson might be after. “You have your priority list and how it looks,” Cashman said. “But then it gets rearranged by cost analysis.”It's rare for Cashman to talk like that, but with this free agent class, he's really just stating the obvious.

Cashman Talks To Wilson's Agent & Some Quotes on Darvish

From George A. King III: True to his word, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman reached out to C.J. Wilson’s agent yesterday. “I would describe it as routine,” Cashman said of his talk with Bob Garber, Wilson’s representative. ... And since Cashman said this week that even after retaining CC Sabathia that starting pitching remains a priority, it figures that Garber...

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Cashman insists no ifs on A.J. 

BRIAN CASHMAN typically chooses his words very carefully. During a conference call to announce his own new contract, Cashman began an answer about A.J. Burnett by saying, “If he’s with us, he’s in the rotation."

Cashman touches base with Wilson’s agent

True to his word, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman reached out to C.J. Wilson’s agent yesterday. “I would describe it as routine,” Cashman said of his talk with Bob Garber, Wilson’s representative. Wilson, a 30-year-old lefty who went 16-7 with a 2.94 ERA for the AL...

Yankees' Cashman contacts C.J. Wilson's agent

Saying he's "just starting the process," New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman reached out to the agent for C.J. Wilson on Saturday.

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Report: Yankees GM Brian Cashman contacts C.J. Wilson's agent

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AL East Notes: Shields, Burnett, Ortiz, Blue Jays

As the Orioles continue to look for a new general manager, let's see what's happening elsewhere in the American League East... The Rays "seem dead-set against trading James Shields," according to's Danny Knobler (Twitter link).  Knobler said Tampa Bay might be more inclined to deal Jeremy Hellickson than Shields, though he notes it'...

Yankees contact free-agent SP Wilson

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Yankees Will Talk To C.J. Wilson

The Yankees have already re-signed CC Sabathia, but GM Brian Cashman has continued to say that pitching will be his top priority this offseason. He told Dan Martin of The New York Post that although they haven't spoken to C.J. Wilson yet, they will at some point. “We haven’t talked to him yet, but we will,” said Cashman. “[The Rangers] have won a lot and he’s been...

East Notes: Oswalt, Wilson, Garcia, Madson, Cuddyer

A few items of note from around the Northeast Corridor ... The Yankees have contacted the agent for free agent starters Roy Oswalt and C.J. Wilson, according to Marc Carig of the Star-Ledger. Bombers GM Brian Cashman, however, cautioned that he's "in the process of talking to everybody." Oswalt and Wilson are both represented by Bob Garber of Select Sports Group...

Yankees Contact CJ & Oswalt

The New York Yankees are starting off free agency with guns firing, they’ve already contacted the agent of C.J. Wilson and Roy Oswalt. That’s right general manager Brian Cashman is already contacting agents of star players and seeing what’s out there. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves though as it’s pretty certain no deals will happen for a while. “I’m in the process...
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