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A few quick notes from Cashman

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on May 20, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Here’s general manager Brian Cashman talking about the decision to leave Jesus Montero and Austin Romine in the minor leagues.

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A few other minor notes from Cashman.

• Despite all the injuries, he said the team is not looking to make external moves. “We’re going to deal with it internally,” he said.

• The Yankees began talking yesterday about setting up Curtis Granderson’s rehab assignment, but they’re not ready to announce anything. “Probably ease him in with some DHing and some innings that we build upon.”

• Interesting quote: “Colin Curtis would probably be here but he’s sitting on the (Triple-A) DL with a high ankle sprain.”

• Chad Moeller’s flight was scheduled to land at 5:30. He hasn’t gotten to the park yet. Kevin Russo is here.

• Cashman said Joe Girardi has done a “tremendous” job with all of the injuries. Cashman agrees with Girardi’s decision to always move with caution. “He’s looking big picture,” Cashman said. “We have to be smart about this stuff on a daily basis.”

• The Yankees lost their protest of Tuesday’s game against the Red Sox. “Surprise, surprise,” Cashman said.

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42 Responses to “A few quick notes from Cashman”

  1. vblade May 20th, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    Just need to focus on getting healthy and stay within striking distance (4-5 games) in the meantime.

  2. Carl May 20th, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    C-money loves to talk jeez. Did he take a breath during that?

  3. CRAWDADDY (Boycott ESPN-NY) May 20th, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    Like I said, Cashman is not going to panic like some fans around here.

  4. CRAWDADDY (Boycott ESPN-NY) May 20th, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    I have a feeling that Granderson starts his rehab assignment by Monday at the latest.

  5. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 20th, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    I can’t wait until Granderson returns…

  6. Macfan May 20th, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    “The Yankees began talking yesterday about setting up Curtis Granderson’s rehab assignment, but they’re not ready to announce anything. “Probably ease him in with some DHing and some innings that we build upon.”

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Thank goodness we are reaching this point

    T minus and counting before we see the end of Randy Winn’s mug in the lineup every single day.

    Good, can’t stand looking at that joker at the plate.

    I would have been happy if Winn could do the little things ala hit and run, move the runners over, sacrifice when men are on base.

    But even those attributes escape his true abilities. Granderson cannot be back fast enough for my taste.

  7. Uncle Ellsworth May 20th, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    Was she a pro?

    at this point we don’t know

  8. vblade May 20th, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    Winn was meant to be on the bench, he passed “everyday player” status a long time ago. Can’t knock him for what he’s not.

  9. Macfan May 20th, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    “# Betsy – Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 20th, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    I can’t wait until Granderson returns…”

    ++++++++++++++++++

    Psshhhh, you aren’t the only one Betsy.

    Even if Granderson is struggling he still has the ability to work a walk, get on base, steal a base and he has much more range in the outfield than oompa loompa Randy Winn.

    I cannot wait for Winn to go back to being buried on the bench and having the towel and waterboys as his company.

  10. SJ44 May 20th, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    Carl,

    I can’t listen to the interview because I’m out.

    Can you give quick wrap re: Cash’s comments on Montero and Romine?

    Thanks in advance.

  11. Andrew May 20th, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Granderson rehabbing soon is music to my ears. Bummer for Colin Curtis, he’s been in the system for a while, must be bittersweet knowing that this would have been his shot at major league playing time but he’s hurt instead.

  12. vblade May 20th, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    The Yankee team is best when both Winn and Thames get limited exposure. They just got a lot recently because 2 OF’s were down. As long as Swisher stays out there we are in decent shape.

  13. Bad Scooter May 20th, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    I agree about Winn and Thames. We didn’t get these guys to start everyday, but that’s what they’re doing because of quite a few injuries. These guys are 4th and 5th OF’s or a RH DH.

  14. steve May 20th, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    granderson was hitting .230 when he was hurt, he was not helping us anyway… he was hitting like randy winn basicall..

    we still need another bat…

  15. Macfan May 20th, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    “# vblade May 20th, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    Winn was meant to be on the bench, he passed “everyday player” status a long time ago. Can’t knock him for what he’s not.”

    ++++++++++++++++

    Oh I fully realize that blade but can the guy do the little things, sacrifice men in from 3rd with less than 2 outs when he has the opportunity, advance the runners without striking out or popping up, etc.

    Detroit game – 8th inning 1st and 3rd, 1 out and he pops up with the tying run on base
    Minnesota game – struck out with men on the corners and 0 outs and then with 1 out
    Boston game – struck out to end the game with the winning runs on 2nd and 3rd

    For all the defense I heard he had, has anyone actually seen him make a defensive play in the OF that wasn’t routine.

    I haven’t seen him robbing any hits into the gap, or coming in and catching any ball hit in front of him. Nothing. If the ball is not right at him, its either over his head or in front of him and his arm is putrid. What defense does he really have that saves runs.

  16. CRAWDADDY (Boycott ESPN-NY) May 20th, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    SJ,

    Unlike the Cervelli situation from last year, they need Moeller to be a backup catcher only which is why they won’t push either Montero or Romine. They lost both their starting catcher and backup at the same time last year so they were more desperate then compared to now.

  17. Frank G May 20th, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    Is Jermaine Dye still available? Thames is losing about as many games as he’s winning for us. There’s got to be someone better somewhere. Any thoughts? Weber? Huffman?

    Is Edwar going to be claimed by us? If the Yanks can get him untracked, he’d be better than Melancon. Edwar’s having control problems.

  18. Don't mention that! May 20th, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    In other words, Cashman checked around for a move to make and was rebuffed.

  19. CRAWDADDY (Boycott ESPN-NY) May 20th, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    I agree with SJ, some posters really show their ignorance about baseball with some of their comments.

  20. Carl May 20th, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Shut up about Jermaine Dye.

  21. seven May 20th, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Granderson will be back in 10-15 days. There is no reason for Cashman to panic and make a trade. They are getting back an allstar caliber player.

    Once Granderson gets back there lineup will be very deep and look much stronger

    SS-Jeter
    LF-Gardner
    1B-Teixeira
    3B-Rodriguez
    2B-Cano
    RF-Swisher
    CF-Granderson
    C- Cervelli
    DH-Miranda/Thames

  22. vblade May 20th, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    I’d sooner have Melancon than Edwar. Relievers that can’t throw the ball over the plate is a dealbreaker for me.

  23. Macfan May 20th, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    “granderson was hitting .230 when he was hurt, he was not helping us anyway… he was hitting like randy winn basicall..

    we still need another bat…”

    +++++++++++++++++++

    Difference is Granderson can still create a scoring situation, he can get a double or triple, steal a base and is a stable everyday player to put out their.

    Randy Winn is past his expiration date, pure slob to look at with that goofy swing of his, everytime he strikes out he makes that dumb walk back to the dugout with the bat in between his shoulders. Watching him hit makes my stomach crawl.

    I don’t mind Pena on defense, I don’t mind Thames DHing, because he is hitting lefties, but Winn just annoys me to no end, seeing him every single day.

  24. CR9 May 20th, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    Patrick

    Are the Potters worth getting? Ive never seen the movies, fwiw.

  25. vblade May 20th, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    # Macfan May 20th, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    “# vblade May 20th, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    Winn was meant to be on the bench, he passed “everyday player” status a long time ago. Can’t knock him for what he’s not.”

    ++++++++++++++++

    Oh I fully realize that blade but can the guy do the little things, sacrifice men in from 3rd with less than 2 outs when he has the opportunity, advance the runners without striking out or popping up, etc.

    Detroit game – 8th inning 1st and 3rd, 1 out and he pops up with the tying run on base
    Minnesota game – struck out with men on the corners and 0 outs and then with 1 out
    Boston game – struck out to end the game with the winning runs on 2nd and 3rd

    For all the defense I heard he had, has anyone actually seen him make a defensive play in the OF that wasn’t routine.

    I haven’t seen him robbing any hits into the gap, or coming in and catching any ball hit in front of him. Nothing. If the ball is not right at him, its either over his head or in front of him and his arm is putrid. What defense does he really have that saves runs.

    —————————-

    He’s bench filler. It was a risky signing in the first place. I’d sooner have Thames out there than Winn, and that’s not saying much.

    Look for Winn to be gone in July if this continues.

  26. SJ44 May 20th, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    Thanks crawdaddy.

  27. Don't mention that! May 20th, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    Hangin’ Chad has some experience, none of it anything to brag about. Its amazing how Cashman seems to be stuck on repeating the same mistakes lately. Johnson, Javy, and we can add Moeller to list.

    He can’t hit, he doesn’t throw out runners well, but he has experience. In other words, just like a number of the moves Cashman did during the off season, going with players that didn’t work out the last time and hoping (I guess) that the results will be different this time around. (Isn’t that the definition of insanity? Doing the same thing expecting different results.)

  28. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 20th, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    SJ, all he said was that Moeller was signed for this purpose. He really didn’t explain why Montero or Romine weren’t seriously considered

  29. Macfan May 20th, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    # vblade May 20th, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    He’s bench filler. It was a risky signing in the first place. I’d sooner have Thames out there than Winn, and that’s not saying much.

    Look for Winn to be gone in July if this continues.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++

    I’m harsh on this guy because I hate to see poor fundamental baseball on offense.

    If this guy was doing the little things to help the team, putting the ball in play with men on base to advance men, able to make productive outs with men on base. I would have said fine, but he can’t even execute in given fundamental situations.

    Players like that I have a disdain for, nothing worse on offense than a guy striking out with a runner on 3rd and less than 2 outs, when you can help the team by just choking up on the bat and making contact and putting the ball in play, heck even a bunt to force something.

  30. Bret the Hitman May 20th, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    Hypothetical question.

    If Cervelli does his usual thing behind the plate for the next month while Posada’s out and hits near .300 during that same span, can we seriously start talking about him potentially being heir to Jorge Posada?

    Also, how often is Moeller going to play?

    I hope not once per week but I suspect that often.

  31. Shame Spencer May 20th, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    The Potters are most definitely worth it.

  32. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) May 20th, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Um, why are people comparing Winn to Granderson? Winn was signed because the Yankees thought he just had an off year last year and because they thought he’d be a nice 4th OF. They traded for Granderson because they think he’s a terrific ballplayer. Also, so what if Granderson was batting .230 when he got hurt. The 1998 Yankees were 0-3 at one point – that changed, didn’t it? So shall Granderson’s numbers ………….I can not believe how many people can’t or won’t tolerate a slump from players. Oh, by the way, Granderson won us a few games earlier in the year.

  33. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 20th, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    Love Cashman’s reaction to the protest not being upheld. “Surprise, surprise,” indeed. :(

  34. Carl May 20th, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    # SJ44 May 20th, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    Carl,

    I can’t listen to the interview because I’m out.

    Can you give quick wrap re: Cash’s comments on Montero and Romine?

    Thanks in advance.

    Sorry didn’t even see this. :(

    Adding on to what Crawdaddy typed, Cash said that he hopes the Posada situation doesn’t last that long. Moeller knows the AL East from being with the Yanks in 08 and Baltimore in 09. Hes caught Yankee pitchers so their is a comfort level with him.

  35. CR9 May 20th, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    “I hope not once per week but I suspect that often.”

    I hope that as well. Cervelli is young enough to handle many games in a row behind the plate. I hope that Moeller is only around for possible injury replacements or a replacement for some other reason.

  36. Bret the Hitman May 20th, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    SJ,

    He also mentioned how the development of Romine and Montero takes priority because they’re assets and alluded to the fact that Cervelli will get too much playing time to justify calling up either.

    When they called up Cervelli last year they had “no choice”. All along he was going to get playing time because both Molina and Posada were out.

  37. SJ44 May 20th, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    Thanks everybody for the responses. Appreciate it.

  38. CRAWDADDY (Boycott ESPN-NY) May 20th, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    “SJ, all he said was that Moeller was signed for this purpose. He really didn’t explain why Montero or Romine weren’t seriously considered”

    Yes, he did, the current Yankee need right now is a backup catcher and that need, hopefully, is for a short period of time which does not circumvent the need for those two young catchers to continue their development at the AA and AAA levels.

  39. Rick May 20th, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    Mark Melancon should contact Chris Britton and get the finer points on how to pack a suitcase efficiently for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre shuttle.

  40. Zack May 20th, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    “I hope not once per week but I suspect that often.”

    I hope that as well. Cervelli is young enough to handle many games in a row behind the plate.
    __________________________________

    So your starting C is already on the DL, and you want to run your back up catcher out there for 7-8-9 games in a row?

  41. test May 21st, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    test

  42. Kevin C May 23rd, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    The Yanks will need some fresh blood by mid-july. This team has flaws, maybe some young talent will make a breakthrough by then. Time for another Jeter or Mantle to arise…

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