Found November 08, 2012 on
New York Yankees
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 t...
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The New York Yankees are not trading Alex Rodriguez. General manager, Brian Cashman would prefer if all the talk about Rodriguez’s status as a Yankee would go away.
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Two years ago, the New York Yankees and Derek Jeter hit many bumps in the road when coming to terms on a new deal for the iconic shortstop. It was quite the ugly public affair that upset both sides. Jeter ultimately signed a three year, $45 million extension. Now, with news that future Hall of Fame closer Mariano Rivera would like to return to pitching 2013, attention now turns towards...
New York Yankees ace left-hander C.C. Sabathia is in track in his recovery from elbow surgery to return for spring training. Sabathia, 32, underwent surgery in late October to remove bone spurs from the elbow. He was wearing a brace Wednesday in Yankee Stadium while assisting with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, according to ESPN. "I feel pretty good," Sabathia told...
The Associated Press Former New York Yankees pitching prospect Brien Taylor has been sentenced to 38 months in prison after pleading guilty in August to distributing crack cocaine.
The 40-year-old Taylor told U.S. District Court Judge Louise W. Flanagan during Wednesday's sentencing hearing that he was sorry for causing so much pain to his family and his five daughters.
ABOVE: Brian Cashman, Theo Epstein and an unnamed Mariners executive take part in a panel discussion on proposed 2013 rule changes, including the instant replay reviews on disputed umpiring calls.
After pleading guilty to distributing crack cocaine in August, shopworn New York Yankees pitching prospect Brien Taylor was sentenced today to 38 months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Louise W. Flanagan in New Bern, North Carolina. The 40-year-old … Continue reading →
Robinson Cano still has one year left on his on his contract with the New York Yankees but that doesn't mean his agent Scott Boras hasn't already started to draw a line in the sand.
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The New York Yankees have claimed off waivers right-hander David Herndon from the Toronto Blue Jays and lefty Josh Spence from the San Diego Padres.
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From Joel Sherman: The Yankees are so serious about dropping under that $189 million luxury tax threshold for 2014 that, according to a source briefed on their plans, they would not even do a two-year contract in the $20 million range with Torii Hunter, The Post has learned.
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Major League Baseball’s general managers are meeting in Palm Springs, Calif., this week, which kicks the Hot Stove burner from simmer to medium-low. The burner will turn to high next month at the Winter Meetings in Nashville.
Even on simmer, there is word from the Bronx that the Yankees won’t pursue “big time” — or even “less-than-big-time” — free agents this winter...