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Cashman wants a real first baseman

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Nov 04, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Like everybody else, I want to watch the election results. But a little baseball before closing up shop here …

Talked to Brian Cashman about 1B and he wants nothing to do with converting players into that position, be they internal or external. That is a last option, he said.

“I don’t buy into the idea of using a Johnny Damon or a Hideki Matsui or converting somebody else,” he said. “I’d like us to get a player who knows how to play that position.”

Does that mean Mark Teixeira? Maybe so, but it’ll take a lot to get him away from the Angels.

Scott Boras said that while he’s talking to the Mets about a deal for Oliver Perez, it was likely he would get to the market. The Yankees would have to take a look if they strike out elsewhere, no?

Willie Randolph is a candidate with Seattle and Bobby Valentine could be as well.

Oakland hired Bobby Alejo as their strength coach. He is the former personal trainer of one Jason Giambi. It seems like a no-brainer for the Big G to return to the A’s. They need power, he loves it there.

As for the election, know this much: The Yankees have not won the Series with a Republican in the White House since Dwight Eisenhower was president.




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