Results for tag: francisco liriano
Posted by: Jack Curry on Mar 1, 2011 at 03:03:13 PM

BRADENTON, Fla. –- The baseball scout in the white hat, brown shirt and tan pants positioned himself behind the plate and scribbled notes during the Yankees-Pirates game. He watched every pitch, every swing and every movement. But was the man also studying the Yankees to collect information for a possible trade?

The scout was Terry Ryan, who is a senior adviser to the general manager for the Twins and who used to be their GM. Since there has been speculation that the Yankees might be interested in acquiring Minnesota left-hander Francisco Liriano, it seemed possible that Ryan was focusing his experienced eyes on the Yankees. Just in case.

As intriguing as Ryan’s presence was, Ryan insisted that he wasn’t scouting the Yankees. When I approached Ryan, he said that he wasn’t

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Posted by: Jack Curry on Oct 5, 2010 at 02:18:13 PM

When Brian Cashman sat in CC Sabathia’s home 22 months ago, the Yankees’ general manager offered him a massive free agent contract and a tremendous opportunity. If Sabathia signed with the Yankees, Cashman told him, he could be the man to help guide them to multiple championships.

“I wasn’t leaving that house without a deal,” Cashman recalled. “It was like recruiting a player for college. You don’t leave without knowing you’ve got the player.”

Cashman got the player, got one of the best pitchers in baseball for $161 million. In Sabathia’s first year with the Yankees, they also snagged a championship. Now, as the Yankees prepare for Game 1 of the Division Series against the Twins Wednesday night, Sabathia is the big man on campus

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