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Cashman: Cano is our second baseman

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Dec 08, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

CC Sabathia wasn’t the only topic when we met with Brian Cashman.

He believes Robinson Cano will be the Opening Day second baseman. He cautioned against looking at one season and making hasty decisions. Cano, he said, is the same player the Yankees decided to give a long-term contract to last year.

Cashman also said it would take a lot for him to trade Phil Hughes or Ian Kennedy.



14 Responses to “Cashman: Cano is our second baseman”

  1. Mr. Anderson December 8th, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    Wow actual perspective and no rush to make hasty, knee-jerk decisions. Nice to see.

    God knows Vinny from the Bronx calling WFAN doesn’t have it.

  2. Patrick December 8th, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    Good, I’m glad.

    I’ve been one of the people on this blog that is pro Matt Kemp but I still want Cano on the team. He has the potential to be one of the best offensive and defensive 2B in the league.

  3. Al from BK( Pull the offer now! Go get AJ and Tex!) December 8th, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    Why is Ian Kennedy still highly valued I hope this is Cash posturing for a good deal.

  4. Floating Head Doctor December 8th, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    “Why is Ian Kennedy still highly valued I hope this is Cash posturing for a good deal.”

    Yes, Cash should say that this kid sucks and he’s a bust–will someone please take him?

  5. Thomas December 8th, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    Kennedy has pitched very well in the P.R. league.

  6. Bronx Jeers December 8th, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    “Cashman also said it would take a lot for him to trade Phil Hughes or Ian Kennedy.”

    OK. Unfortunately this is not at all unusual but it certainly is a bit cruel. You don’t have to repeat EVERY thing Cash says. No point in re-visiting that can of worms if you know who I’m talking about.

    If we lose out on 2 aces in two years?

    Isn’t Giambi a Vegas denizen? No Stache appearances?

  7. Phil Parcells December 8th, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    CC told Dodger GM Ned Coletti that he wanted to play for LA.

    Did he make a similar statement about the Yankees?

  8. Bret the Hitman December 8th, 2008 at 8:44 pm

    c’mon Cash.

    I’m sure if Minaya offered you Santana for Hughes and Kennedy you’d at least flinch.

  9. MoBoy(aka McLovin) December 8th, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    Like the “Believes” word.Posada to Cashman “Is” our Catcher.But Cashman “Believes” Cano to be our second baseman.And that coupled with Cashmasn saying he’s interested in Punto as a utility infielder is kinda interesting.

    Something is gonna go down hopefully soon.Because I “Believe” Cashman gonna make a deal.

  10. Brian (Red Sox fan) December 8th, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    CB – Thanks for your response (re: opt-outs) about three threads back. It’s hard keeping up.

    You’ve convinced me. If a player can get max money PLUS an opt-out, then he should go for it. Otherwise, it’s an unnecessary concession to the club (I believe that captures your argument).

    As I stated in a previous thread, I’m hoping that the specter of fat joke headlines in the Post and Daily News will dissuade Sabbathia. The Yankee contract offer is clearly superior, so the issue isn’t “how much,” but “where.”

  11. blee December 8th, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    .. wouldnt that be the “a lot” Cashman alluded to?

  12. BBB December 8th, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    Gaaah, I’m too slow for you Pete, I just posted MLBTR’s blurb about this on the last thread.

    This is GREAT news. Selling low is for dumb GM’s.

  13. Yankee Trader December 8th, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    Yankees interested in Nick Punto.

    Good player,31 years old, switch hitter, batted .286, little power, but stole 15 bases in 21 tries and 336 at bats.
    Also played every infield position but 1st and 3 games in center.

  14. Steve December 8th, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    I like Punto option. He is a good guy to have come off the bench to spell Jeter, Cano and Arod. He is also the type of player who can pinch run (had double digit stolen bases past serveral years) and he can play small ball. If he can play a little outfield so much the better. I see that he has not played first base. That leaves open the quetion who our back up first baseman is? We need to have more than Swisher for first. Nady can play some first but he is more a corner outfielder. Miranda may not be ready so I think we need to find an option who can spell Swisher and perhaps play elsewhere to give us more bench flexibility.

    Short of moving on Tex to play first (making Swisher an outfielder option) we need to have another bat for the bench. Perhaps we can find a catcher-first baseman?

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