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Cashman: We’ll show a lot of love

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Podcast on Nov 05, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Here’s Brian Cashman’s media session today. He talked about Phil Hughes, Andy Pettitte and other subjects:

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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.”

 
 

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128 Responses to “Cashman: We’ll show a lot of love”

  1. jay destro November 5th, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    love equal bucks

  2. Tom ( you can't be neutral on a moving train) November 5th, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    post-a-rama here on Lohud

  3. Tom ( you can't be neutral on a moving train) November 5th, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    “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.”

    I picture Cashman singing “Somebody to Love” on the karaoke machine.

  4. you gotta have faith (MOOSE FOR PRESIDENT!) (bring back the real robinson cano!) November 5th, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    all you need is love :)

  5. Gary November 5th, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    “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.”

    ** ** ** ** **

    Simply said, either want to play on the big stage or try another place that suits you.

  6. kashk November 5th, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    Love stinks!

    Keep the farm !!!

  7. pat November 5th, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    Come March 1, will Brian be singing Love The One You’re With or Can’t Buy Me Love?

  8. Tom ( you can't be neutral on a moving train) November 5th, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    Whats love got to do with it?

  9. Al from BK( Fit CC for pinstripes. Jets are tied for first!) November 5th, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    Cash gonna show a whole lotta love. CC and Tex come to the Bronx you’ll get a lot of love.

  10. jennifer November 5th, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    So is Peavy off the list? Since the only love he would want from the Yankees is his extension picked up and further extended.

  11. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and show CC the money (and food)! November 5th, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    Money..uh..I mean..Love is a wonderful thing

  12. aaron(wants a Tino Martinez type back at 1B) November 5th, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    all you people who say you want to keep the farm, yes a good idea. I agree. but when are farm isn’t to good they’re going to make some trades and get rid of some guys and draft others. It’s not going to happen in one year. The Yanks are going to make a splash this off season and your going to have to deal with it. Our minors isn’t good enough to bring guys up at this moment, so we have to make trades..
    Keep your heads up, don’t stop blogging,just learn baseball… and we need Andy back..

  13. GreenBeret7 November 5th, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    Al from BK( Fit CC for pinstripes. Jets are tied for first!)
    November 5th, 2008 at 8:55 pm
    Cash gonna show a whole lotta love. CC and Tex come to the Bronx you’ll get a lot of love.

    ____________________________________________________________

    Right….until the first day they fail. Ask Alex Rodriguez.

  14. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and show CC the money (and food)! November 5th, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    “Right….until the first day they fail. Ask Alex Rodriguez.”

    That is true

  15. Al from BK( Fit CC for pinstripes. Jets are tied for first!) November 5th, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    “Al from BK( Fit CC for pinstripes. Jets are tied for first!)
    November 5th, 2008 at 8:55 pm
    Cash gonna show a whole lotta love. CC and Tex come to the Bronx you’ll get a lot of love.

    Right….until the first day they fail. Ask Alex Rodriguez.”

    No one gets hated the way A-Rod does GB. No matter how much either of them struggle the boos will never be as loud as they are for the lightning rod.

  16. you gotta have faith (MOOSE FOR PRESIDENT!) (bring back the real robinson cano!) November 5th, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    “Right….until the first day they fail. Ask Alex Rodriguez.”

    HAHA, true.
    but remember nest season will be an odd year ;)

  17. you gotta have faith (MOOSE FOR PRESIDENT!) (bring back the real robinson cano!) November 5th, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    next*

  18. Rob NY -- 2009 The Road to Redemption November 5th, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    No one gets hated the way A-Rod does GB. No matter how much either of them struggle the boos will never be as loud as they are for the lightning rod.

    Is that written into the contract or implied when you demand that it be the highest contract in sport’s history? For how much attention he puts on himself, I gotta think Alex just likes the spotlight.

  19. E-Rod November 5th, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    You know that quote was directed 100% towards CC.

    Just like he told Francessa, “We have our wish list, but just because someone is high on our list, doesn’t necessarily mean you are high on his list”.

    Such subtle, not so subtle quoes from Cash… I love it.

  20. Al from BK( Fit CC for pinstripes. Jets are tied for first!) November 5th, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    I don’t think CC or his agent would leave 20-30 million on the table no matter CC’s intentions.

  21. John November 5th, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    Thats the good thing about A-Rod being here… he will always be the one who will get the blame and be the victim of the boos. He will deflect attention away from Teixeria, CC, etc.

    When we lose, the headline will be “Arod, Yanks drop 3rd straight”.

  22. pat November 5th, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    “Thats the good thing about A-Rod being here”

    I’m failing to see how making one person a punching bag is a good thing.

  23. Rob NY -- 2009 The Road to Redemption November 5th, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    I’m failing to see how making one person a punching bag is a good thing.

    Well at the least it protects other would be victims of the aforementioned punching.

  24. Brandon (TEIX IS NOT WORTH IT, GET CC !)..."Don't trade Robi !" November 5th, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    “Simply said, either want to play on the big stage or try another place that suits you.”

    Yup. He’s probably talking about CC and AJ.

  25. Brandon (TEIX IS NOT WORTH IT, GET CC !)..."Don't trade Robi !" November 5th, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    …And Hudson in CF.

  26. miggs November 5th, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    I disagree with the Manny /Tiexiera comparisons.

    I don’t see how a Manny contract sets the bar for Tex. Manny is a 36 yr old outfielder with a lethal bat that plays no defense. Tex is a 28 yr.old switch-hitting 1st baseman with a great glove.

    They each have their strengths and weaknesses. One contract should not have anything to do with the other.

    The “bar” for Tiexiera is a recent 1st baseman’s contract with comparable skill sets and age.

  27. Tom ( you can't be neutral on a moving train) November 5th, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    “The Yankees have met with Scott Boras to discuss Teixeira. They also have interest in Derek Lowe”

  28. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and show CC the money (and food)! November 5th, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    “Thats the good thing about A-Rod being here… he will always be the one who will get the blame and be the victim of the boos. He will deflect attention away from Teixeria, CC, etc.

    When we lose, the headline will be “Arod, Yanks drop 3rd straight”.”

    ———————————————

    Oh yes, how lucky we are indeed. In fact, we should find other things to blame A-Rod for in addition to Yankees related stuff. Parking tickets, bad weather, earthquakes, the mess in Wall Street.
    Oh how blessed we are to have our very own punching bag.

    :|

  29. miggs November 5th, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    I was against both CC and Tex signings during the summer. As the season wore on, I warmed up to the CC idea. Now I’m starting to like the idea of Tiexiera in pinstripes too. If Abreu is gone, we almost need Tex. Just hope Jorge can catch.

    If they get both Tex and CC, it makes them more likely to go with Hughes, Aceves, or someone else in that 5th spot in the rotation rather than signing another FA IMO. If we get CC and Tex, I bet there’s no Burnett, Garland, Lowe, etc.
    It also makesit easier to go into next year with Gardner/Melky/Damon manning center.

  30. Al from BK( Fit CC for pinstripes. Jets are tied for first!) November 5th, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    Tex and CC would suffice for next season however Phil doesn’t deserve a rotation spot, nor do I wants Rasner/Aceves getting significant innings in the rotation.

  31. you gotta have faith (MOOSE FOR PRESIDENT!) (bring back the real robinson cano!) November 5th, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    miggs;

    C-money has already said he wanted 2 pitchers and unless he cant doesnt like wat else is out there i bet he gets 2 pitchers and not just 1

  32. Tom ( you can't be neutral on a moving train) November 5th, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    “the Yankees had “extremely preliminary” talks with the Sox regarding Swisher.”

    -Mlbtraderumors

  33. pat November 5th, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    miggs
    I don’t agree but using your criteria, who deserves to be paid more, Manny or Tex?

    We already know Manny has been offered 2/51 or 3/76 by LA.

  34. GreenBeret7 November 5th, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    Rob NY — 2009 The Road to Redemption
    November 5th, 2008 at 9:14 pm
    No one gets hated the way A-Rod does GB. No matter how much either of them struggle the boos will never be as loud as they are for the lightning rod.

    Is that written into the contract or implied when you demand that it be the highest contract in sport’s history? For how much attention he puts on himself, I gotta think Alex just likes the spotlight.

    ______________________________________________________

    That’s BS. Rodriguez, or, for that matter, nobody enjoys having their personal life splattered across the pages of scandel rags/newspapers. The only ones that enjoy it are the Rona Barrett/Hedda Hopper types that have decided to call themselves journalists and sports writers.

    I don’t give a rat’s behind about anybody’s personal life, especially athletes. I only care how they produce on the field…and do they hustle. To boo a player, in particular, those from the team you cheer for is beyond stupidity. As long as they try doing their best, that’s all I care about.

  35. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and show CC the money (and food)! November 5th, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    Jeezus Knicks. Hold onto this game

  36. Kay Sturns November 5th, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    in an absolut world, you could have a first baseman who is all bat and all glove!

  37. Kay Sturns November 5th, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    i am interested to see if d’antonie can eliminate the streaky scoring here with the knicks

  38. pat November 5th, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    “Rona Barrett/Hedda Hopper”

    GB

    You’re age is showing. 75% of the people here just thought, “who?” :smile:

  39. aaron(wants a Tino Martinez type back at 1B) November 5th, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    Burger King AL, I like the idea of Swisher, If it could be cheap, if we could get Swisher and sign back Abreu.. I don’t think we can let Abreu go.

  40. Brandon (TEIX IS NOT WORTH IT, GET CC !)..."Don't trade Robi !" November 5th, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    My god is that a horrible Knicks team, how do you even allow that 3 pointer.

  41. Al from BK( Fit CC for pinstripes. Jets are tied for first!) November 5th, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    aaron- I really don’t want Abreu back this team has so many old OF’s as it is. Swisher had one good year in Oakland and he strikes out a ton. This team needs a Holliday/Tex type bat with Abreu and Giambi on the way out.

  42. Bo knows November 5th, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    Team speed is vastly overrated along with athleticism. Give me a team with a cumulative OBP is the .366 range and i’ll show you a team that’ll score nearly 1000 runs.

    ____________________________________________________________

    I rate this forum as sort of a Baseball Chat Room, with different degrees of knowledge and some very knowledgeable people on here. But the above statement just totally broke me up. I keep picturing nine Giambis going walk, walk/ HR, clog clog, clog.

    As they say “Stupid is forever, ignorance can be fixed” but I have no idea where something like the above came from. This is so far beyond the pale that I am totally boggled. Considering that hitting a fastball is the most difficult thing to do in sports, “You don’t need athleticism. Oh My – Cricket.

  43. aaron(wants a Tino Martinez type back at 1B) November 5th, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    ya but if we don’t get tex or holliday were screwed. Yes we can put A-Rod back at the 3 hole but who the hells going to bat forth, I wish we could just say we can put Cano batting 3rd, but we can’t..

  44. GreenBeret7 November 5th, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    pat
    November 5th, 2008 at 9:53 pm
    “Rona Barrett/Hedda Hopper”

    GB

    You’re age is showing. 75% of the people here just thought, “who?”

    ______________________________________________________

    That’s not funny, Pat. I learned about them from my great-great grandparents.

    Seriously, though, I figured if I used those names instead of sports “journalists”. I wouldn’t upset the “powers that be” for trashing “the powers that be” ‘s profession and friends by calling them scandel mongers.

  45. John November 5th, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    Excellent win for the Knicks

  46. Oddessy November 5th, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    lol $300 million dollars for a punching bag?

  47. Brandon (TEIX IS NOT WORTH IT, GET CC !)..."Don't trade Robi !" November 5th, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    “Excellent win for the Knicks”

    What game were you watching ?

  48. Al from BK( Fit CC for pinstripes. Jets are tied for first!) November 5th, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    aaron- This is why I think we should trade Hughes for an established pitcher and then we only have to sign CC/Tex to big deals. Even if they both signed for around 20-22 mil we would still have only added 45 million this off-season.

  49. hank hal November 5th, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    Swisher = Giambi

    Stay away.

  50. GreenBeret7 November 5th, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    If Hughes isn’t good enough for the Yankees to keep and use in the rotation, how in Hell is he good enough to get “an established pitcher” that’s good enough to help the Yankees win?

  51. Brandon (TEIX IS NOT WORTH IT, GET CC !)..."Don't trade Robi !" November 5th, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    DeAngello Hall was released ? Hmmmmm Big Blue ?

  52. aaron(wants a Tino Martinez type back at 1B) November 5th, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    I would like a Lyle Overbay type, but we aren’t going to get that.. I wan’t a guy with a sure glove and a hits 290. like a tex

  53. James 3D November 5th, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    Hughes in Great American Ballpark would be a disaster, especially with his new found flyball tendencies. But Jocketty would probably still take a chance on him.

    He would be fine in Dodgers Stadium though, or Petco.

  54. Pokey November 5th, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    deal kennedy and melky… keep hughes in AAA for most of the season… rotation of CMW, CC, Joba, Andy and Lowe if you can get him, Aceves if not… Rasner is gone…

  55. randyhater November 5th, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    On Mussina:

    Name all of the pitchers who retired immediately after winning 20 games. Now from that long list, name the guys who also walked away from an 8 figure deal.

    Like it or not, he’s coming back.

  56. Bo knows November 5th, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    Good one GB7.
    re Hughes

    Thank You

    I think the Dom Dumbs are getting knee deeper.

  57. Pokey November 5th, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    dude, Moose is gone

  58. pat November 5th, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    “lol $300 million dollars for a punching bag?”

    Go figure. Some seem to think that’s a bargain because it saves another $300 million of players from having to be one too.

  59. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Staying to write the story November 5th, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    Hey guys, I realize I’ve been tremendously out of the loop, grad school is kicking my behind…but…

    Since when did the Dodgers decline Brad Penny’s option?

    And is he someone we’d consider picking up?

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/.....id=3684744

  60. Brandon (TEIX IS NOT WORTH IT, GET CC !)..."Don't trade Robi !" November 5th, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    Is Colleti that stupid ?

  61. Pokey November 5th, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    Rebecca,
    Penny stays hurt, gotten fat and likes to drink more than the Mick… so no, not for what he’ll ask for…

  62. jack November 5th, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    we need to sell high on hughes

    he has proven that he is injury prone and is not the same guy he was in 2006

    one more injury and his trade value is pretty much sunk. that would be mark prior. ben sheets-esque.

    talk to colletti or jocketty about their interest in hughes. we could get back a nice package.

  63. Ed - looking forward to 2009 November 5th, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    “Is Colleti that stupid ?”

    yep, basically he is.

  64. Soul November 5th, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    Penny is like Ponson-lite.

    Not a bad insurance policy though.

  65. Al from BK( Fit CC for pinstripes. Jets are tied for first!) November 5th, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    “If Hughes isn’t good enough for the Yankees to keep and use in the rotation, how in Hell is he good enough to get “an established pitcher” that’s good enough to help the Yankees win?”

    Hughes and others obviously. The only untouchables are Ajax, Melancon and Montero. Everyone else is eligible in that deal.

  66. 24 Cano November 5th, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    Whats wrong with Colletti? He is taking the right strategy with Manny.

    He is negotiating the way that we should have for our albatross contracts that we have now, a lot of which could have been avoided if we played by Colletti’s rules.

  67. Pokey November 5th, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    Jack,
    The kid just turned 22 and has not had the type of injury problems of the guys you mentioned. Aside from the ribs, it’s been all lower body stuff. Selling on his level of talent at this stage because of non-arm injuries is just plain stupid.

  68. Al from BK( Fit CC for pinstripes. Jets are tied for first!) November 5th, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    If the Dodgers give Manny 25-27 million for 3 years they are obviously not dropping an additional 25 mil for CC. I hope Manny resigns with the Dodgers if only for this reason.

  69. AP November 5th, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    Only 2 untouchables for me -

    Joba (which is a given, he is our ace) and Jesus Montero.

    Anyone else is fair game if the right price came along.

  70. Bo knows November 5th, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    Hey people, if the Yankees are so shmart, how come we’re in this crisis. Boston is sitting at 100 mil and we’ll be lucky to get in under 200 with no relief in sight. Giambi over Johnson, Johnson over Beltran, Sheffield over Vladdy and so on. It’s tough being a Yankee fan. We have one OF prospect in the Minors and maybe one 1B. Where is the development of position players? The three amigos were rushed and now it’s a desert out there.

  71. mel November 5th, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    There’s interest in Manny, but not a strong market for him. Only the Dodgers, Mets, Yankees, and Boston can “afford” to pay him an AAV he’d like. Mets not looking for offense, the Yankees concentrating on the rotation, Boston just got rid of him.

    So does he take a 2 year with the Dodgers and try the AL next? The best fit would be an AL team (the Yankees actually) where he could DH for the rest of his career. The Angels, heaven forbid, I don’t even want to think about him on the Angels. I’m happy to watch Vlade swat at air in the playoffs.

    His best bet may to force the 3 year (no one’s giving him 4 at the money he wants). Manny accepts the slightly lower AAV and a NTC. Which would actually help because he’d probably be traded to an AL team.

    Beggars can’t be choosers. Manny will find that there are very few teams that can pay Alex like money.

  72. NYY Hunter November 5th, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    A-Rod is not on my untouchable list, he can be had for the right price.

    I wouldn;t be opposed to trading Posada either.

    Joba and Jeter are untouchable though.

  73. TurnTables November 5th, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    I do think when it’s all said and done, Manny goes back to Boston and they trade Bay to the Dodgers for Corey Wade to add to their pen.

  74. Pokey November 5th, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    turntables, you’re living in a fantasy world

  75. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Staying to write the story November 5th, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    Thanks guys. So sorry I haven’t been around much, barely even have enough time to even read LoHud, ack!

  76. Drain003 November 5th, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    My “no trade” list

    Joba
    Montero
    Betances
    Romine

  77. Pokey November 5th, 2008 at 10:49 pm

    montero needs to learn how to play first

  78. Meaningless Stats November 5th, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    Why do people even add Joba to their “untouchable” lists?

    We all know he would never be traded, he is our crown jewel. I think it’s safe to exclude him from the untouchable list because he would never be off it, its like Jeter, Mariano, Arod etc.

  79. Troy November 5th, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    Well… we do need Teixeira! Make it happen

  80. wolf man (2008 is over) November 5th, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    pokey,

    i agree 100%. they need to end the catchers experiment. let him go to a position where he can maximize his offensive potential and just mash. thats what he was born to do.

  81. Al from BK( Fit CC for pinstripes. Jets are tied for first!) November 5th, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    “A-Rod is not on my untouchable list, he can be had for the right price.

    I wouldn;t be opposed to trading Posada either.

    Joba and Jeter are untouchable though.”

    Joking right? Nobody would pay A-Rod and I think it would be a mistake to trade him as 09 is an odd year.

  82. LLIME November 5th, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    Does Cashman take his mini-football that he plays around with into meetings with these agents?

  83. Pokey November 5th, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    wolf man,
    From what I hear his size is perfect for first, but he’s becoming pretty good behind the dish. I think the only way he gets moved is if Cervelli or Romine can get their bats to match their ability behind the plate.

    Of course, if we still had Navarro we wouldn’t be having this conversation…

  84. pat November 5th, 2008 at 10:57 pm

    mel

    Until the 14th, Manny’s market won’t really be known.

    San Fran would be a good landing place for Manny. He sold 5000 additional seats in LA and brought in mega dollars in merchandising. San Fran could use the boost and as I wrote earlier, they are used to cranky LFers there.

    SJ said Philly earlier and that makes sense too. They have $14 M from Burrell coming off the books as well as $7 M of Jim Thome’s contract they were still paying and $2M of Wes Helms. That’s $23 M for a new LFer. Add a few coins and the fact that Charlie Manuel loves Manny. He could be scary in that ballpark.

  85. Chris November 5th, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    Cashman Loves phil hughes, thats his baby. He wants no part of trading Hughes, hence the focus on free agency.

  86. AZ Four November 5th, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    Tony Parker has 50 points and 10 dimes against the Wolves.

    Game in double OT

  87. Ed - looking forward to 2009 November 5th, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    “Well… we do need Teixeira! Make it happen”

    need is such a strong word. no we don’t need him, but having him on the team would be an awesome addition. Need would be buying the whole 10 years and X years crap.

  88. Outlawz November 5th, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    Chris,

    Joba is his new baby. Listen to the way Cashman talks about him.

  89. Brandon (TEIX IS NOT WORTH IT, GET CC !)..."Don't trade Robi !" November 5th, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    How’s Mayo doing AZ ?

  90. Chris November 5th, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    this season showed a team can never have enough pitching. say the yankees open the year with CC, wang, lowe, joba pettitte. One of those guys is certain to miss at least one start, having hughes in AAA is extremely valuable.

    Another thing no one wants to mention is the uncertainty surrounding Joba. The guy is very talented, but has never stayed healthy. with joba and Hughes the Yankees have two guys who can possibly be two of the best young pitchers in the game, why would you want to trade either one of them? and what happens if jobas body wont hold up.

    Mark my words, were going to need Hughes at some point either this year, or next when Pettitte calls it quits.

  91. Al from BK( Fit CC for pinstripes. Jets are tied for first!) November 5th, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    ““Well… we do need Teixeira! Make it happen”

    need is such a strong word. no we don’t need him, but having him on the team would be an awesome addition. Need would be buying the whole 10 years and X years crap.”

    Yanks need to just wait this out nobody is giving him 10 years. The Angels might offer 8 but I still think he will get a Giambi type deal 7 years around 120-130 mil.

  92. Pokey November 5th, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    Chris,
    Joba is still going to have an innings limit, so having hughes and aceves in the pipline are necessary in order to make sure he stays under it.

  93. Chris November 5th, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    Pokey –

    solid point I overlooked that.

    I just dont think the Yankees will trade the kid unless its brining back something major, like a Jay Bruce.

    Pettitte has one more year, and the Yankees are about to spend a massive amount of money, look ahead to next offseason and having a young talented cheap pitcher ready to step in for Pettitte would be a great thing for the team.

    especially if he has a full year to develop, whether it be in AAA or for the Yanks.

  94. Pokey November 5th, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    I think the best idea is to let Hughes spend the entire year in AAA, and only get called up to fill in for an injury or helping out Joba’s innings.

    He’s finally got his mechanics back, let’s let him get his confidence back too.

  95. Dave D November 5th, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    Brackman starting tonight… Romine is the DH.

  96. Pokey November 5th, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    I hope people ignore the numbers from Brackman, except for his innings, pitch count, and b/s ratio

  97. Ed - looking forward to 2009 November 5th, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    Al, you know the back up plan. :wink:

  98. Chris November 5th, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    Yea a whole year in AAA could be a good thing. Most young pitcher dont get the call untill they are at least 23, Hughes turns 23 in june, he’s still very very very young, which is compounded by the fact he basically missed two years of growth.

  99. ANSKY November 5th, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    It’d be funny to see if Penny, Ponson & Pavano all sign for the same team. That locker room would be a party. Pavano would slip in the spulled beer and land his fragile arse on the DL. Who would that team have to hire for pitching coach? David Wells?

  100. ANSKY November 5th, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    spilled … sorry typo

  101. Al from BK( Fit CC for pinstripes. Jets are tied for first!) November 5th, 2008 at 11:32 pm

    “Al, you know the back up plan.”

    Ya, absolutely :) however I think Tex can be had if the Yanks play the cards right and don’t let Boras pull on the strings too much.

  102. mel November 5th, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    pat,

    Interesting thoughts about SF. If anyone can take care of the stink in LF left behind by the former occupant it’s Manny. :)

    Here’s the audio link if you want to listen to the game in Hawaii.

    http://www.espn1420am.com/?id=68

  103. vinny-b (Hank Blalock for 1st base) November 6th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    love is a battlefield

  104. EY November 6th, 2008 at 12:21 am

    We’re no strangers to love
    You [Sabathia] know the rules, and so do I [Cashman]
    A full commitment’s [to winning rings for Yankees] what I’m thinking of
    You wouldn’t get this [140 million / 7 years] from any other guy
    I just wanna tell you how I’m feeling [serious about signing you]
    Gotta make you understand [that the vault's open to you]

    Never gonna give you up
    Never gonna let you down
    Never gonna run around and desert you
    Never gonna make you cry
    Never gonna say goodbye
    Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

  105. Dave D November 6th, 2008 at 12:21 am

    One source mentioned a potential three-way deal that would send outfielder Hideki Matsui from the New York Yankees to the Seattle Mariners for a pitching prospect, perhaps Ryan Rowland-Smith. The Yankees would package the prospect with second baseman Robinson Cano and another young player to the Rockies for Holliday.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/ne.....;type=lgns

  106. Al from BK( Fit CC for pinstripes. Jets are tied for first!) November 6th, 2008 at 12:22 am

    “love is a battlefield”

    LMAO. Very appropriate.

  107. vinny-b (Hank Blalock for 1st base) November 6th, 2008 at 12:26 am

    Al:

    lol.

    I don’t know why Cashman doesn’t look at Blalock, instead of Swisher. Maybe he is tho, for all we know.

  108. vinny-b (Hank Blalock for 1st base) November 6th, 2008 at 12:30 am

    maybe Manny will go to Toronto. God knows, they need hitting. And he would make life difficult on NYY/Boston

  109. Al from BK( Fit CC for pinstripes. Jets are tied for first!) November 6th, 2008 at 12:50 am

    EY- That was brilliant.

    Vinny- I’d definitely take a look at Blalock, Swisher was very overrated out in Oakland and Blalock has a big lefty swing good for YS.

  110. 34hughes November 6th, 2008 at 12:59 am

    i will go on a rampage if the cubs acquire peavy

  111. Al from BK( Fit CC for pinstripes. Jets are tied for first!) November 6th, 2008 at 1:06 am

    “i will go on a rampage if the cubs acquire peavy”

    Don’t worry Harden/Peavy/Zambrano/Dempster/Lilly and they would still find a way to lose in the playoffs.

  112. Al from BK( Fit CC for pinstripes. Jets are tied for first!) November 6th, 2008 at 1:20 am

    Trading for Holliday doesn’t make a lot of sense. Not only would you be trading prospects or worse Cano but you would then have to deal with Boras and give him a huge extension. If you are going to give someone a huge contract at least hold onto the prospects and sign Tex to the same money. Also trading Cano now would be a huge mistake, he is a gifted natural hitter. If we traded him and he was in the all star game every year batting .340 we would all want to kill Cash.

  113. Broseph (Brightside '09: Giambi won't bat 5th!) November 6th, 2008 at 1:21 am

    http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday.....n_waiwin_1

    Brackman: 3.1 3 5 5 7 6 5.28 2WP

  114. Soul November 6th, 2008 at 1:25 am

    Cubs have nothing in their farm that we couldn’t match.

    Something tells me that the recent reports of him approving a trade to the Yankees are BS. It might have been a wink-wink agreement between Cashman/Towers, who are close friends, in order to give Towers more leverage with the NL teams.

    The Cubs have the worst farm of all the teams in the running for Peavy, the Dodgers C package could trump them. The Cardinals could too.

  115. Y26 November 6th, 2008 at 1:26 am

    Brackman gave up 7 walks in 3 innings?

    Ouch.

  116. Broseph (Brightside '09: Giambi won't bat 5th!) November 6th, 2008 at 1:27 am

    Updated: Brackman’s line is 3.1 3 7 7 7 6 5.90 2WP

  117. Al from BK( Fit CC for pinstripes. Jets are tied for first!) November 6th, 2008 at 1:28 am

    I take the 7 walks with a grain of salt. The guy is coming off of TJ and he has not thrown competitively in 2 years.

  118. steve November 6th, 2008 at 1:29 am

    put everything on hold until we get carston charles sabathia

  119. Sea Net November 6th, 2008 at 1:33 am

    “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.”

    Translation: If there is an even an ounce of interest in coming to NY inside Sabathia, he WILL be a Yankee. A deal will be hammered out.

  120. Al from BK( Fit CC for pinstripes. Jets are tied for first!) November 6th, 2008 at 2:03 am

    ““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.”

    Translation: If there is an even an ounce of interest in coming to NY inside Sabathia, he WILL be a Yankee. A deal will be hammered out.”

    I think Cash is quietly putting the cards down on the table and letting CC know that he will get a huge deal if he comes to NY.

  121. back bench November 6th, 2008 at 2:30 am

    RSN perspective on what the NYY want to do/need to do with all of the $$$ soon to be available. Their posts indicate Tex must not wind up in pinstripes.

    http://www.boston.com/sports/c....._back.html

    Also, with all of the Citi, GS and other firings on WS (big cutbacks in spending), does anyone sense the FO might be concerned about Yankee revenues? Just asking.

  122. bru November 6th, 2008 at 3:25 am

    i love how everybody thinks moose will retire,hughes will or won’t get traded,hughes will stink in certain ballparks,cano will or won’t get traded.

    news flash people.

    nobody knows if moose will retire,this includes pete.

    anybody can be traded,anybody.

    i would guess and say arod,jeter,mo,joba,wang are safe.

    i do like the fact that cashman will not give up hughes unless the absolute right player comes our way.

    i heard hughes looked great the other night.

  123. Nick in SF November 6th, 2008 at 3:37 am

    Isn’t Philly the city that loves you back?

  124. bru November 6th, 2008 at 3:41 am

    the yankees should sign sabathia,dempster,mussina,tex and let pettitte go and take the picks.

    a rotation of
    sabathia
    wang
    dempster
    mussina
    joba is pretty good.

    cc,mussina,dempster,tex will cost around 75 million.when you factor in arbitration raises payroll will be slightly lower,we keep all our prospects and fix all our problems except centerfield wich we can survive with gardner,melky,damon,christian,ajax.

  125. 86w183 November 6th, 2008 at 8:04 am

    It’s amazing how little talk there is about Dempster. Since he spent so much of his career in the bullpen his arm doesn’t have the mileage on it that the otehrs do and he might like the idea of pitching in a larger park than Wrigley. He’ll be 32 in April. which is significantly younger than Lowe (36 in June) and his 14-hundred career innings are 500 less than Lowe, too.

    Supposedly there’s some talk about Melky and a pitcher for Cameron. Milwaukee needs to balance it’s lineup and Cameron at $ 10 M is also a little higher than they want to spend. For a one year deal, it makes sense to me depending on the pitcher involved. My guess is they want Coke and the Yanks may want it to be Chase Wright.

  126. carrie November 6th, 2008 at 9:56 am

    I agree that our farm system doesn’t perform at the big stage, but I don’t think anyone can say they’re not good. The AAA team and the AA team both won their “World Series”‘s, respectively, so clearly our talent is better than other team’s talents, but they just don’t translate. But AAA is only a phone call away, and I’m confident in Austin Jackson!

  127. Pat Kelly November 6th, 2008 at 11:16 am

    With $80,000,000 or so coming off the books the Payroll stands at about $130,000,000 or so..

    Moves to make:

    Trades:

    Hideki Matsui to the Mariners for pitching prospect Ryan Rowland-Smith (subtract $13,000,000) $117,000,000
    Johnny Damon to the White Sox for a decent position prospect (subtract $13,000,000) $104,000,000
    Robinson Cano, Ryan Rowland-Smith and prospect to Colorado Rockies for Matt Holliday (add around $6,000,000) $110,000,000
    Melky Cabrera, Wilson Betemit and a pitching prospect to the Brewers for Mike Cameron (add $8,500,000) $118,000,000
    Phil Hughes, Ian Kennedy and any prospect not named (Austin Jackson) to the Padres for Jake Peavy
    (extend contract, new contract $108,000,000 over 6 years $18,000,000 a year) $136,000,000

    Signings:

    Sign Sabathia 7 years $161,000,000 so $23,000,000 a year (159,000,000)
    Sign Teixeira 8 years $160,000,000 That’s $20,000,000 a year (179,000,000)
    Sign Manny Ramirez 4 Years $100,000,000 so $25,000,000 a year (204,000,000)
    Sign Orlando Hudson 4 years $36,000,000 that’s $9,000,000 a year (213,000,000)
    Resign Andy Pettite for 1 year $12,000,000 or Resign Mike Mussina for 2 years $26,000,000 with option for 3rd year, $13,000,000 a year
    (Preference is Mussina, Prediction is Pettite. But let’s go with Preference) $226,000,000
    Resign Damaso Marte 3 years $15,000,000 so $5,000,000

    Payroll: $232,000,000

    Far Fetched, of course.. However with the Yankees opening up a new stadium they can undoubtedly afford this. Believe it or not this number is only slightly higher than the payroll last year. So for fun let’s go over the Roster of this dream team.

    Lineup:

    SS Jeter (OBP only slightly lower than Damon’s last year)
    LF Holliday
    1B Teixeira
    3B Arod
    DH Manny
    RF Nady
    C Posada
    CF Cameron
    2B Hudson

    Rotation:

    Sabathia
    Peavy
    Wang
    Chamberlain
    Mussina or (Pettite)

    Bullpen:

    CP Rivera
    SU Marte
    SU Veras
    MR Ramirez
    MR Coke
    MR ?
    LR Rasner

    Bench:

    C Molina
    OF Gardiner
    IF ?
    UTIL ?

    Pretty Tough To Beat

  128. salvatore o. November 6th, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    what a mistake of not bringing back marte.he has the best stuff coming from a lefty ive seen this year.he also adapted to the way they used him at end of year .he would of been lights out this year.cashman you made a very big mistake!sign him right away.


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