My keen news sense told me to try and ask Brian Cashman a question or two. But he had his phone pressed against his ear from the moment he walked outside until he stepped into the cab. But one team official said that Cashman “was able to get some business done.”
That likely means he met with somebody. I haven’t been able to confirm it yet, but it could well have been CC Sabathia.
I did notice that Cashman was wearing one of his World Series rings. It’s unusual for Cashman to wear one of the paperweight-sized rings. Perhaps he was trying to impress somebody.
So while I didn’t get a chance to talk to Cashman, I did snap this photo of him and Joe Girardi heading for their cab. I’m going to go stakeout the lobby now to try and get him when he returns.
UPDATE, 11:27 p.m.: Kenny Williams must get paid by the trade. He apparently is sending Jermaine Dye to the Red and Homer Bailey. Seems like a good deal for Cincy. Bailey was a can’t-miss pitching prospect who so far has missed and reportedly has a rotten attitude.
UPDATE, 12:35 a.m.: Both teams deny the trade.