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Brian Cashman will answer your questions

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Mar 23, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

cashman.jpgOver the last 13 months we’ve had Derek Jeter, Jason Giambi, Mariano Rivera and Phil Hughes answer questions submitted from LoHud Yankees Blog readers.

Now we have the man himself, general manager Brian Cashman.

I asked Cash a few days ago whether he would take some questions and he quickly agreed. “For your blog? Cool, let’s do it,” he said.

Here is how it works:

* Submit your one (1) question to me via e-mail at Do not submit your question via commenting on the blog.

* The deadline for questions is Tuesday at 6 p.m. EDT.

* Please don’t ask something he wouldn’t be able to answer. He can’t comment on trading for players from other organizations or private talks he has had with other GMs. Beyond that, I leave it up to you.

* I’ll select the best 10 questions, interview him and the responses (and audio) will appear on the blog later this week. This will be a blog-exclusive feature and won’t apppear in The Journal News.

I encourage everybody to come up with a question. This is a rare opportunity and we should make the most of it.



26 Responses to “Brian Cashman will answer your questions”

  1. Peter Abraham March 23rd, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    Please do not submit questions here. E-mail them to me. Thanks.

  2. gayle March 23rd, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    Fantastic news should make for great reaqding and listening.

    PS Pete when do the weekly baseball notes return. Those are one of the favs of the Sunday read.

  3. Jeff NJ March 23rd, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    Good job Peter. Have fun typing out his responses, his average answer is 15 minutes, breath-free. I kid, Cash is the man with the plan.

  4. Peter Abraham March 23rd, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    Gayle: This coming Sunday for the notes.

  5. DMan March 23rd, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    Very Cool Pete, looking forward to this.

  6. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") March 23rd, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    DUI posted an article alot of people missed so I’m posting it again :D

    Gardner wants CF

    “It’s not a knock against Melky Cabrera or Johnny Damon or whoever happens to be out there,” Gardner said. “Obviously, that’s their job now. But I know if it were my job, someone else would be behind me wanting my job, too. Ever since I got drafted, that’s been my goal.”

    Brett’s father, spoke about how his son had always relished being an underdog. Jerry, a minor league center fielder who made it to Class AA with the Philadelphia Phillies, said Brett was a much better player than he was.

    “He’s always been competitive since he was knee high to a grasshopper,” Jerry said. “If someone was eating an ice cream cone, he’d eat his faster.” 8O

  7. rackem March 23rd, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    Sweet deal Peter.

  8. mikethemike March 23rd, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    Thanks Pete !

    I just submitted my question, everyone should as well – its not often we get a chance to ask the GM of the worlds greatest team a question.

    Thank you again Pete.

  9. Yeah!! March 23rd, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    This Brandon guy loves Gardner. Not saying is a bad thing at all, is just kind of ovious, and since am bored I dicided to comment on it.;)

  10. Yeah!! March 23rd, 2008 at 10:15 pm


  11. Yeah!! March 23rd, 2008 at 10:16 pm


  12. Drive 4-5 March 23rd, 2008 at 10:17 pm


    Thanks for the opportunity. I submitted a question.

  13. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") March 23rd, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    Yeah!! you really don’t know me at all I like Brett, love his speed and defensive routes but everyone on this blog knows Brett isn’t my favorite prospect ;)

  14. DUI March 23rd, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    Brian Cashman obviously checks this blog daily (or even semi-hourly).

    My best guess is that the poster named “anti-mussina” = Brian Cashman.

  15. desti(NY) 2008 March 23rd, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    Peter :

    To the surprise of nobody, you have a blog following from the front office. Lupica only wishes he did.

  16. CaptainsCorner March 23rd, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    Thanks for posting the Gardner article. I am a big fan also. As long as he does good in AAA I am sure that we will see him sometime during the season.

  17. Elizabeth--Got Melky? March 23rd, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    Gardner needs to back off ;)

  18. MikeD March 23rd, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    So many questions yet I can only ask one. This will be a tough decision. Whatever my question is I hope it gets picked.

  19. Brian from PA March 23rd, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    I certainly wouldn’t mind an outfield of Melky, Gardner and either Austin Jackson or Jose Tabata in the next couple of years. Don’t exactly know who would be the best suited for centerfield though.

    Thanks for the opportunity to ask Cash money a question, Pete. that’s awesome.

  20. OldYanksFan March 24th, 2008 at 12:48 am

    Pete – What a great opportunity!!
    But please….
    please please please please please please
    Select intelligent baseball questions.
    No favorite color questions.
    No Oscar predictions.
    No stranded on a desert island questions.
    No who do you want to have dinner with questions.
    No favorite band questions.
    No desired superpowers questions.

    This is a great opportunity. Let’s show Cash we have thoughful, intelligent questions about the state of the Yankees.

  21. Rubin March 24th, 2008 at 1:06 am

    Nice, cant wait to see the transcript and hear the audio.

    For the people that were talking about Brett Gardner, earlier-I too am a big fan of this kid. He can hit, he can run, he can field. I cant wait to see him in the Bronx, hopefully sooner, just so Jose Reyes can see he has some competition for being the fastest player in NY.

    Looks as if we have our next guy that we will be dieing for him to be called up. Last year, it was Phil Franchise. This year, it looks to be Brett Gardner…

  22. Seth March 24th, 2008 at 1:35 am

    Thanks, Pete!

    Far and away the best correspondent we have covering our team. As fans, we’re tremendously lucky to have someone with your dedication.

  23. Paul March 24th, 2008 at 9:24 am

    Pete — I’m with OYF 100% here (& not because I just submitted a question). If we have 10 questions, let’s learn what we can about where our team is going. Great job and I hope you get lots more opportunities to interview Cash, other front office people, coaches, scouts, and players. Cheers. Paul.

  24. Oscar Gamble March 24th, 2008 at 10:51 am

    In honor of a great SNL skit:

    What are your biggest weaknesses and if you were the opponent, how would you exploit them?

    Just kidding.

    How about this one:

    How are the Yankees preparing for the soon to be here next era of modern baseball when MLB imposes hard caps on maximum and minimum team salary?

  25. BomberBill March 24th, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    But.. but… but… I really wanna know who he thinks would win in a fight between himself and Theo Epstein!

    I bet Cash could take him.

  26. Mike Housman March 24th, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    The question i see as being most important to the success of the 08 NYY and one i see being crucial to Cash’s future in NY. Who is the #6 starter? I do not want to hear Igawa, Karstens or Rasner. If they are serious about making the playoffs we need a better answer to that question b/c those three pitchers suck. With a payroll around 200 mill he should have a better answer to that question.

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