A lot of people have an impression of Brian Cashman being this nerdy administrator. It’s actually quite the opposite. He’s a very funny guy. Here’s an example:
Cashman told a bunch of us today that he has made serious contract offers to both Jorge Posada and Mariano Rivera.
“Youâ€™re in a negotiation basically,” Cashman said. “You make offers; they make offers and you try to find common ground. At some point, they make a decision where they want to play.”
“Have you made an aggressive offer?” Sweeny Murti of WFAN asked.
“Yes,” Cashman said. “I wouldnâ€™t make an insulting offer. The Yankees wouldnâ€™t do that.”
We all cracked up. “I beat you all to the punch,” Cashman said.