Found October 26, 2012 on
Lady Loves Pinstripes:
Can you pretend you are Yankees GM Brian Cashman for a second?
Brian Cashman (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Ok not literally, but say you had his job and you were just named the new GM for the New York Yankees.
And your first order of business is deciding is deciding who gets to live another day in pinstripes, and who will get handed their walking papers.
A few things to keep in mind:
- Hal and Hank are putting the kibosh on the free spending ways of their dad so money is now an object.
- When picking remember that the added Wild Card has turned September into baseball’s version of March Madness; and the 2013 marks the first season that inter-league play will be year round so things will be even more crazy.
- The waiting game for decisions from Mariano Rivera, who ESPN’s Andrew Marchand reports that he does not know yet if he will return for a 19th season; same old song for Andy Pettitte but CBS Sports got word from President Randy Levine that he thinks the southpaw wi...
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END OF THE ROAD?
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said that the legendary closer "doesn’t know what he is doing yet" as it relates to whether or not he'll return next season.
CALL IN A FAVOR
In order to not bruise his slugging superstar's already-deflated ego, Joe Girardi reportedly called the Yankee Stadium PA announcer to ask him to not mention Alex Rodirguez's name when he was being pinch-hit for.
The official Yankiverse rumor line seems to be that Nick Swisher is gone from the Tankees. I'll believe it when I see it. Swish has always been a likeable, bi-polar West Virginia mope who drank the Kool-Aid of Gotham like mother's milk, and set himself up for a post-baseball career as a sitcom walk-on, card show lugnut or ESPN smiling caballero. He won't be happy...
Mariano Rivera vowed some months ago that despite tearing his ACL, he would return to pitch again in the major leagues. Now, it appears that he's not so sure.
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman spoke with ESPN.com's Andrew Marchand on Friday, and he indicated that Rivera still hasn't decided on his future.
"He wasn't certain on what he is...
While rumors began to swirl that the Yankees were discussing a trade with the Marlins involving Alex Rodriguez, manager Joe Girardi was silent. Girardi was also silent in the aftermath of Rodriguez’s benching, as well as his extracurricular activities while in the dugout.
But in his season ending press conference Girardi told reporters that despite the benching and the rumors,...
It has been unclear of what the future holds for New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera. According to the team’s general manger Brian Cashman, Rivera told him that he is still unsure of if he wants to continue playing or call it a career, according to ESPN New York.
“He wasn’t certain on what he is going to do,” Cashman said, as he talked with Rivera about the discussion...
It's no secret that Alex Rodriguez struggled mightily throughout the 2012 postseason, but the common refrain was that at least he was saying the right things and acting like a good teammate amid all the attention. At least, of course, until that little incident where A-Rod apparently hit on a fan behind the Yankees' dugout, which called into question his focus and intensity...
The New York Yankees are already on vacation, while the San Francisco Giants are playing for their second World Series Championshipin three years. San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain at bat during Game 2 of the National League Division Series against the Atlanta Braves at AT&T Park. The Braves won 5-4 in extra innings. The Giants went on to win the series 3 games...
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi requested that the team's public address announcer not mention Alex Rodriguez's name when he was pinch-hit for during the American League Championship series, according to CBSSports.com. Typically, announcements include the pinch hitter and the player he is replacing in the lineup. Girardi reportedly called the press box when Eric...
I know this is blaspheme, but for once, let's not be cheerful and optimistic: Does anybody really expect Mariano Rivera to come back in 2013 and pitch an entire season at the level that befits his career? Because I sure don't. I think there's a better chance of Ann Coulter winning a sportsmanship medal at the Special Olympics. When Mariano shredded his knee last spring...
Joel Sherman of the New York Post is reporting that Ichiro Suzuki wants to continue playing for the New York Yankees. I hope this doesn’tContinue Reading »
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
1. What’s in Raul Ibanez’s Pocket: Five Theories
2. World Series Game Two Event
3. Contract Crowdsourcing: Five Right-Handed Relievers
What’s in Raul Ibanez’s Pocket: Five Theories
In yesterday’s edition of the Notes, dedicated largely to contract crowdsourcing for DH-type free agents...