Found July 27, 2013 on BlackSportsOnline:
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 time. Ownership wants to go for it. I didn’t want to give up a young arm [Corey Black]. But I understand the desperate need we have for offense. And Soriano will help us. The bottom line is this guy makes us better. Did ownership want him? Absolutely, yes. Does he make us better? Absolutely, yes. This is what Hal wants, and this is why we are doing it.” In a press briefing yesterday to announce Soriano’s acquisition, Cashman never directly spoke of his vote against the trade. But when it came to future possible deals to help this year’s club, he said a few times he does not like to give up prospects and he “might need ownership’s help” to convince him to finalize such a trade. Cashman and the Yankees ownership have disagreed on multiple moves in the past including the re-signing of third baseman Alex Rodriguez, something which they are regretting at the moment. But it’s hard being patient when you’re the Yankees and have to answer to a demanding and vocal fanbase. This is an organization that is used to being in the thick of things in the AL East, and as things stand they’re trailing three teams in the division.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

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...

Annoying fan videobombs friend's camera time during Soriano introduction

A Yankees fan with a homemade sign welcoming back Alfonso Soriano —after a 10-year leave — had his big moment on the Jumbotron video-bombed by his annoying pal. There was a nice welcome during the left fielder's intro before his first at-bat wearing pinstripes after his trade back to Yankee Stadium.  Picked out of the crowd by the TV booth was the guy holding the simple...

Cashman overruled in Soriano deal?

And the drama with the Yankees continues. GM Grain Cashman was overruled by ownership during the acquisition of Alfonso Soriano, according to the New York Post. "I would say we are in a desperate time," Cashman told the Post. "Ownership wants to go for it. I didn't want to give up a young arm [Corey Black]. But I understand the desperate need we have for offense...

Why the New York Yankees should bring back Soriano

  Yesterday, Chicago Cubs’ left fielder Alfonso Soriano expressed his inclination to join the Yankees. Tomorrow, if not today, the Yankees need to put the reunion in ink. Alfonso Soriano could be a Yankee again before the end of the weekend.     As trade rumors surrounding Soriano seesaw from serious to premature, the former Yankee has not kept mum. His 10-5 veto rights empower...

MLB Trade Rumors: Alfonso Soriano trade to New York Yankees “99 percent done”

As we reported earlier this week, the New York Yankees are in the process of acquiring Chicago Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano and Cubs manager Dale Sveum now says the trade is “99 percent done.” Soriano was removed from the lineup by Sveum prior to Thursday night’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Sveum also claimed the New York Yankees were the only team he knew of...

Yankees acquire Soriano for Cubs

The Yankees and Cubs have officially agreed to deal that will send Alfonso Soriano back to The Bronx where he started his career. The Yankees will pay $8-12 million of the $24.5 million still owed the outfielder over the next season and a half. In exchange the Cubs will get a mid-level prospect or two. There has been speculation the deal would include minor league pitcher Chase...

Evil Empire Acquires Soriano From The Cubbies

(AP Photo/Ron Frehm)According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Yankees have acquired outfielder (and former Pinstriped Poser) Alfonso Soriano from the Cubs for prospects. The deal only needs approval from the Commissioner's office. Soriano is hitting .254 this year with 17 home runs in 93 games for the Cubs. Since June 28th, Soriano has more home runs than the entire Yankee team...

Yankees acquire Alfonso Soriano

  After nine seasons away from the team that signed him as a 22-year old out of Japan, Alfonso Soriano has returned home to the Bronx. According to Jim Bowden of ESPN and MLB Network Radio, the Yankees and Cubs have completed a deal that sends the veteran outfielder to New York in exchange for a mid-level prospect who is not yet known. Because Soriano has 10-and-5 rights (10 years...

Arod goes on Mike Francesa, refutes Meredith Marakovits' report that he told Cashman he 'was in agreement' with team plan

Immediately after Meredith Marakovits reported today that Brian Cashman had said on a conference call earlier that Dr. Dan Murphy confirmed Alex Rodriguez' quad is improving and that A-Rod "was in agreement" moving forward with an August 1 goal for a simulated game...Arod confirmed Michael Kay's suspicions of blind support and opinion buying. Alex appeared, again...

Yanks Trade New Year's Baby for Old Year Geezer

Corey Black, 21, gets us Alfonso Soriano, 37. Thank God El Duque and Alphonso are away, or we'd be in for 20,000 words. Here's Soriano homering for the Yankees in a World Series played all the way back when TV screens were narrow:

Yankees and Braves Should Consider Reopening Trade Talks

The New York Yankees have already made a big splash at the trade deadline by acquiring the hottest bat in Alfonso Soriano. Soriano’s right-handed bat with pop is something sorely needed in New York, and the Bronx Bombers will need to improve at catcher and third base along with the right-handed side of its lineup even more so if it wants to compete. While New York is not in a desperate...

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild 253: Brian Cashman and the Meddlesome Steinbrenners/Revisiting the Justin Verlander Extension by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

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.

Very Impressive Weekend for the Cubs

Chicago Cubs fans know that their team will always keep them on their toes. In the last week the team traded away ace pitcher Matt Garza for a handful of prospects, and also traded away slugger Alfonso Soriano in a peculiar deal. That same trade left only Jeff Samardzija as the only remaining member from the 2008 team that won 97 games. Also, the team welcomed prospect Junior Lake...

Diamondbacks 3, Cubs 1

Aaron Hill drove in two runs with a homer and double, helping the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 3-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday night and a split of their four-game series. Cole Gillespie got the start in left field for the Cubs after Alfonso Soriano was removed from the lineup, pending completion of a trade to the New York Yankees. Soriano had yet to be dealt by the conclusion...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.