Through a spokesman, Brian Cashman has refused a request to speak to the media today. We’ve asked for 10 minutes, so we’ll see what happens. How did we get to the point where Hank Steinbrenner is the only person in the organization who wants to give out information?
Meanwhile. Joe Girardi just spoke to us for 25 minutes. He revealed nothing about the state of the Johan Santana talks. But he did say the Yankees would not use a six-man rotation and that the rotation as it stands today is good enough to win the World Series.
Unlike Cashman, he acknowledged that the Yankees have agreed to terms with Andy Pettitte, Alex Rodriguez and Mariano Rivera.
Meanwhile, Girardi also seems to have a bad case of Kyle Farnsworth. He said the set-up was “dominant” when he caught him with the Cubs and that he understands his personality.
Dominant? Farnsworth and Girardi were teammates from 2000-02. Farnsworth was 2-8 with a 5.16 ERA during that stretch. He allowed 208 hits and 109 walks in 205.2 innings. He did strike out 227, however.
Farnsworth may be smarter than we all think. He clearly has all these guys hypnotized.