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Cashman talks about the trade

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Podcast on Jul 30, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Here is an internet exclusive for you. Brian Cashman discussing the trade, the entire 15-minute press conference:

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A few points I found interesting:

* He was NOT looking for catching until Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski called today and proposed this trade.

* The Yankees are very much in “go for it” mode. You have to figure Jarrod Washburn is next. Or something else.

* C-Money clearly has a soft spot for Farnsworth.

* Hank and Hal have their pop’s love of spending money. That’s for sure. They have added $4.78 million to the payroll since Friday. Cashman said there is a limit. But who knows where that line is drawn?

UPDATE, 6:26 p.m.: “It’s going to be very exciting,” Rodriguez told reporters in Cleveland. “They are in the race and I’m ready to do my job.”

Rodriguez waived the no-trade clause in his deal without demanding compensation.

“Pudge has always wanted to play in New York,” agent Scott Boras told the Associated Press.

Rodriguez is scheduled to arrive in time to be on the roster for tomorrow’s game against the Los Angeles Angels.




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