Results for tag: Brian Cashman
Posted by: Pinstriped Bible on Jul 2, 2010 at 08:57:10 PM

THE SLUMP!

Can we call what the Yankees are going through right now, with the Yankees pushing past four runs just once in the last seven games a slump? Sure we can, because it has gone on a lot longer than that. After hitting .286/.367/.452 in April and May and scoring an average of 5.7 runs per game, they dropped off to .245/.333/.401 and 4.8 runs per game in June. It wasn’t just the Mariners or the six games played without the designated hitter in NL parks. The Yankees didn’t hit much in the first half of the month, then slid off as the days went on.

You can pick a half-dozen culprits. Brett Gardner (.383/.472/.533) and Robinson Cano (.333/.398/.510) had good months. Mark Teixeira was about average for an AL first baseman, which isn’t saying much this year. Everyone

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Posted by: Pinstriped Bible on Mar 26, 2010 at 12:48:45 PM

The Yankees’ roster has more or less taken shape now. Specific bullpen assignments have yet to be determined, but it might be a month into the regular season before the best configuration identifies itself to Joe Girardi. The left field platoon seems set, with Brett Gardner and Marcus Thames—sort of. Thames hasn’t hit at all this spring, and though the pointless Jamie Hoffmann has been dispatched back to the Dodgers, as Chad Jennings reported, Brian Cashman is keeping his eyes open:

“He was brought in to complete for the spot, and right now he’s the last man standing, so to speak… But that doesn’t mean he’s not still needing to compete for that because I don’t know what’s going to become available between now and the end of camp.”

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Posted by: Pinstriped Bible on Dec 8, 2009 at 10:02:28 AM

1. Many rumors have the Yankees, Tigers, and Diamondbacks discussing a three-way swap that would bring Curtis Granderson to the Bronx. Way to keep your eye on the main chance, Admiral Cashman. One rumor had the Yankees sending Ian Kennedy, Austin Jackson, Phil Coke and Michael Dunn away and getting back Granderson and prospects. The Tigers would have given up Edwin Jackson in the deal and received Max Scherzer from Arizona. Apparently the Tigers scuttled the deal, and you can’t blame them—they’d be giving up two good players for one promising pitcher, albeit one who looks like a coming All-Star based on his work this year. As for the Yankees, the deal would have been a pure win, giving up three pitchers who aren’t too important for a top center fielder. Had the deal

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Posted by: Pinstriped Bible on Dec 7, 2009 at 01:19:31 PM

A VERY QUICK NOTE ON ARBITRATION OFFERS
As you have very likely seen by now, the Yankees have declined to offer arbitration to any of their free agents. They have elected not to get tied into an inflexible negotiating position with any of their veterans. The downside to this decision is that if Johnny Damon leaves the Yankees won't pick up a free draft pick.

Now, on the positive side, this decision doesn't mean that Damon and pals are definitely gone. The Yankees can keep talking to as many of their free agents as they're interested in retaining, even Xavier Nady. To paraphrase Yogi Berra, it ain't over 'til the fat agent sings (about signing with another team). Meanwhile, a handful of players were offered arbitration, including some players that have been rumored to attract the roving eye

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