While Joe Torre was all over New York on Book-a-palooza, Brian Cashman apparently had breakfast with a Connecticut Chamber of Commerce. Dom Amore wrote a good story about Cashman’s visit for the Hartford Courant, and quotes him telling the crowd (which surely had some Sox fans in it) that the Yankees “won the winter.” Not that it means they’ll win the summer, Cash admitted.
Cashman also talked about year 2 of Joe Girardi’s tenure, mentioning that he hopes Girardi’s relationship with the media will be better. While that’s an issue that a lot of people downplay, it is a factor in New York; a manager’s credibility with the fans and his own players can fluctuate based on how he is perceived. Last year, Girardi wasn’t perceived as well as, say … Joe Torre.
“He did a fantastic job managing the games,” Cashman said of Girardi in the article, “one area that needs to get better is his relationship with the media. In another market, that’s not even an issue. It didn’t help him that the guy he followed was so successful with that.”
Now how about that segue????? See what I did there?
Speaking of Torre, I’ll try to put a bow on the Torre talk (for now) tomorrow morning when you’ll all see my column for The Journal News. But I thought this article, from Newsday’s Neil Best, was particularly interesting. Bob Costas, who is MLB Network’s newest personality, interviewed Torre in a piece that will air tomorrow night. Judging by what Best writes, it should be a good bit of TV.
Alright, I’m heading to bed. Great job again today, everyone. Good to see info being shared about the various interviews on radio, etc. When everyone pitches in with what they’ve found, it makes for an even better conversation.