Yankees don’t need a captain now, but Derek Jeter won’t be last one

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman brought Derek Jeter to the forefront of Spring Training Thursday when he suggested to Mike Lupica on his ESPN New York radio show that the club should not name another captain – ever.“As far as I’m concerned – and I’m not the decision-maker on this – that captaincy should be retired with No. 2,” Cashman said, as...
Via Yankees Unscripted
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brian Cashman: Derek Jeter Should Be Last Team Captain In Yankees History

Derek Jeter is gone, and now New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman thinks the team’s captaincy should go, too. The Yankees are entering their first Jeter-less season since 1994, and there’s no one wearing the imaginary captain’s “C” Jeter was given in 2003. Cashman thinks that the Yankees should retire the captaincy along with Jeter....
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

So why did Brian Cashman declare that Derek Jeter should be the last Yankee captain?

Rest in peace, Derek Jeter. Yankee manager Brian Cashman apparently doesn't have anything interesting to say about this current Yankee team, except for his declaration that Derek Jeter should be the last Yankee captain.  Nothing else he said to Mike Lupica in an interview on ESPN Radio yesterday was noteworthy -- and I listened to all 19+ minutes of it, The interview was a snoozefest...
Via Subway Squawkers
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

For Brian Cashman & The Yankees Captaincy, Time Heels All Wounds

In July of 1979, shortly after Thurman Munson was killed in a plane crash, there was a good amount of sentiment that the team's captaincy should be retired.  More than a few people felt that Munson should be the last official leader of the ball club.His death was that much of a tragedy.Well, that all changed three years later, when Graig Nettles was named captain. Then, in 1986...
Via Lady At The Bat
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Running out of numbers to retire, Yanks may jettison letter "C"

What is it with an Evil Empire that everything is supposed to be immortal and last forever? It's one thing to retire the jersey of Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle. With all due respect... It's another to retire Jorge Posada's number. Now, the team's GM wants to retire a Yankee tradition. Says the Gray Lady:General Manager Brian Cashman reiterated on Thursday what he said on at least...
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Yankees Are Never Going To Stop Pleasuring Derek Jeter

The Patron Saint Of The DenialToday in Tampa, Yankees GM Brian Cashman said that "I'm not going to recommend anyone being named captain of the New York Yankees right away."That's because Jeter, a below replacement level shortstop in his final season whose lack of performance may have been the key contributor to the team not making the playoffs, but who the hell cares because he sold...
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15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brian Cashman: Derek Jeter should be final Yankees captain

For over a decade, Derek Jeter served as captain for the New York Yankees. During that time he appeared in numerous all-star games, won a World Series, and carried himself in a way that made him one of the more beloved Yankees in the team’s storied history. With his career now over, there is no...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Cashman/Headwarmer Dialogues: Moncada? Where Would We Play Him?

The latest entry in the long-running series in which Brian Cashman discusses the current state of the New York Yankees. With his headwarmer. Cashman: Gotta say, headwarmer, we really dodged a bullet with Moncada. Headwarmer: Oh? Do tell, turkey ****. Cashman: I don’t want to say the Red Sox got screwed. But the kid’s raw. Untested in the bigs. To roll out that kind of money...
Via Surviving Grady
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Some burning questions about the Yankees that have nothing to do with A-Rod

For all the complaining that Yankee sportswriters make about Alex Rodriguez being a "distraction," the fact is that these writers literally cannot seem to come up with anything else to talk about than A-Rod. Think I am exaggerating? Look at these numbers from yesterday's media opportunity with Joe Girardi after the teams's first full-scale workout yesterday.Bob Nightengale of USA...
Via Subway Squawkers
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Thank Cashman & Hal for their hard work -- Get your individual 2015 Yankees tickets now!

Get your individual 2015 Yankees tickets now...reward Hal Steinbrenner & Brian Cashman for their hard work.Funtime do funnyFollow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Another canary keels over in the mine: Another sign the Yankees will poor-mouth on Moncada

Today, George A. King III - the blue-collar NY Post scribe with the uppity NY Times name - once again says the Evil Empire is turning knock-kneed over the cost of Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada, the last 2015 free agent who could inject hope into what now looks like the sorriest Yankee organization since the statue of Danny Tartabull patrolled RF.Writes King:[I]f the price tag is...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 season preview: New York Yankees

The Yankees have finished in third and second place, respectively, during the past two seasons. As you know, that doesn’t cut it in the Bronx. Yet general manager Brian Cashman apparently had little to spend this winter, after throwing big money at four top free agents last year. Will the Yankees suffer for not getting an ace-caliber starter during the offseason? Or is Cashman...
Via The Outside Corner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

For the last two years, the Yankees have conducted elaborate farewell tours; this year, how about a season-long "apology" tour?

I woke up this morning - as always - pondering ways to help the Yankees. It is the thinking fan's job to constantly come up with strategic advantages, which could steal us a regular season win - and maybe propel us to a championship. Brian Cashman and Randy Levine have enough on their plates. We free-thinkers represent the Fourth Plank of Yankee Smart Power.Here are my ideas.1. This...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Rodriguez apologizes to Yankees

I know I vowed to stop covering A-Rod at TOC until he actually did something actually on the field related to baseball, but I believe that his meeting with the Yankees today is a newsworthy. Rodriguez and the Yankees met today at Yankee Stadium, and New York released a statement on their website following that meeting. “Today we held a meeting at Yankee Stadium between...
Via The Outside Corner
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees head toward spring training, offseason plan intact

The New York Yankees had a plan for this offseason and despite some eye-candy on the free-agent market they have stuck to it. In recent winters, the Yankees tended to offer lip service about creating a new methodology for handling roster decisions and took a detour. As spring training is set to begin in the coming days, the club seems ready to proceed down the path originated in...
Via Yankees Unscripted
25 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Brian Cashman Confirms Meeting with Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees works out on the field before the game against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on September 27, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Mandatory Credit: Scott Halleran/Getty Images) When reports first circulated, it seemed that the relationship between the New York Yankees and troubled third baseman Alex Rodriguez hadn’t improved. The recipient...
Via The Sports Journal
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Cashman is the hardest working man in showbusiness

On New Years Eve, he was working to trade Manny Banuelos to Atlanta. Now, in the heat of Super Week, he signs Scott Baker. Yes, that Scott Baker. Minor league contract. No harm, no foul.
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Everything is quiet on the Moncata trail... too quiet.

Odds are Cuban wonder boy Yoan Moncata will soon be passport-stamped for MLB legitimacy, spawning the hottest insider bidding war since Charles and David Koch bought South Dakota. For Yankee fans, this will be the ultimate test of Hal Steinbrenner's true genetic lineage: Is he the son of George... or Bud Selig? Moncata is a 19-year-old SS likely destined for Triple A. They...
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees won't sign free-agent James Shields because of A-Rod: Report

As if Yankee fans need another reason to vilify Alex Rodriguez, along comes this little tid-bid of info coming from Brian Cashman on Wednesday afternoon. The Yankees general manager claims that James Shields, one of the most desirable starting pitchers available in free agency this offseason, will not be contacted by the team.  And the reason the Bombers — just one...
Via The Other Paper
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Yankees Should be All in on Yoan Moncada

With Brian Cashman seemingly fully in control of personnel decisions, the New York Yankees have continued a calculated approach towards a youth movement this winter. Signing Cuban super-prospect, Yoan Moncada, would be the crown jewel of the off-season and make him immediately the top prospect in the Yankees’ system. Each transaction thus far has been an obvious attempt at making...
Via Baseball News Source
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

A-Rod thinks Yankees third base job is his to lose

Despite the Yankees signing Chase Headley to a four-year, $52 million contract this winter, Alex Rodriguez thinks the club’s starting third base job is his to lose. Yep – the 39-year old who didn’t play at all in 2014 and hasn’t played 100 games in the field since 2010 is assuming that he’s going into Spring Training with a starting role at the hot corner. Hold me. Newsday...
Via The Outside Corner
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankee fans are experiencing the nuclear winter of Brian Cashman, and still waiting for the bomb to hit

I cannot remember a Yankee winter like this, when the team has been so intricately fine-tuned by a general manager. There were the bombshell deals - the Rickie Henderson trade(s), and for Tino, and for Paul O'Neill - but this has been a series of micro-tweaks, each difficult to analyze. Shawn Kelley to San Diego for Johnny Barbato? WTF? After mourning the loss of Kelley's horse head...
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees get the guy from Coldplay, the one who broke Gwyneth's heart

The Yankees today secured 28-year-old RH reliever Chris Martin from Colorado in exchange for "Cash considerations." Apparently, Brian Cashman will send them flowers on their birthdays.This is the biggest news since the Yankees signed Gonzales Germen from the Mets and thus had to cut ties to Preston Claiborne.To add Martin, they had to drop German.Oh, well, it's not like they went...
January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Top 10 Prospects

In most years, the Yankees prospect list is pretty thin, with maybe two or three guys who could make a decent impact in the major leagues, and another couple of guys who could be role players. But Brian Cashman realizes that the Yankees have been getting older, thus he’s started to emphasize player development. He’s stockpiling the minor league system with young talent while...
Via Baseball Essential
January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees add to bullpen, deplete rotation depth

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman isn’t exactly making moves at the pace of San Diego Padres GM A.J. Preller, but he’s certainly been active this offseason, and he’s likely not done.The Yankees traded once highly-touted left-handed starter Manny Banuelos to the Atlanta Braves for relievers David Carpenter and Chasen Shreve. Carpenter, a 29-year-old righty has...
Via Yankees Unscripted
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss
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