Here’s Brian Cashman’s media session today. He talked about Phil Hughes, Andy Pettitte and other subjects:
Cashman said he hopes to cut a deal with Pettitte. “Hopefully we’ll be able to do something,” he said. Meanwhile, the Yankees are a day or two away from announcing the addition of Mick Kelleher to the coaching staff. Cashman said Phil Coke’s 2009 role will depend on how the roster shakes out. If the Yankees need starters, he could be developed as a starter. If not, he will be a reliever. “He’s flexible,” Cashman said. “It would be nice to be in the position to have the flexibility to choose what he does.”
Cashman did have one funny quote on pursuing free agents.
“We’re going to show a lot of love,” he said. “We’re going to need to have somebody to love us back. If somebody loves is back, we’re going to have a deal.”