Here's a scoop, straight from the floor at the general managers meetings: Brian Cashman listens to sports talk radio.
"I've heard a lot of things," the New York Yankees GM said Wednesday. "(After) last year, we had CC (Sabathia), Phil Hughes coming off injury, and (Ivan) Nova finished the season hurt. So, people are like, 'They've got one starter. That's it. What are they going to do?' ... We won 95 games."
Cashman wonders if the callers think the team finished with 59 victories, not 95.
"If we won the whole thing, people wouldn't have been surprised at all," he said. "If this team got hot, they were talented. They were deep. Then we got knocked out. 'This team's old. They gotta get younger. What are they doing?' I'm used to it. It's something that hits us every year."
This is why Cashman might have the hardest job of any GM in the sport. The Yankees just reached the postseason for the 17th time in 18 years -- which has never happened in the history of the game -- and he's not a...