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Cashman: A-Rod is healthy

Posted by: Sam Borden - Posted in Misc on Jul 14, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Just got off the phone with Brian Cashman, who first expressed sadness – and surprise – about George Steinbrenner’s passing. Cashman said he last spoke to Steinbrenner on July 4th – “I wished him a happy birthday,” Cashman said – and was “shocked” when he heard the news about Steinbrenner’s death Tuesday morning.

“He had seemed to be getting better, honestly,” Cashman said. “He seemed to be getting better from what he was, health-wise, a few years ago. I was shocked, stunned, all of that when I heard.”

Cashman, who started with the Yankees as an intern in 1986, said Steinbrenner always “wanted two things: he wanted you to work, to keep up with him. And he wanted you to get the job done. The Yankees were his family. His employees were his employees, but at the same time, they were also his family and he cared about them deeply.”

In team news, Cashman said that while he had not yet spoken to Joe Girardi today, he believes that Alex Rodriguez is healthy and that there was no injury situation that would have kept him out of last night’s All-Star Game. There were reports that Rodriguez had a sore thumb, but Cashman said there was “nothing that I know of beyond the daily maintenance stuff.”

Cashman added, “Was he available (to play)? Yes he was.”

 
 

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43 Responses to “Cashman: A-Rod is healthy”

  1. LGY July 14th, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    If you want to use Howard and Fielder as a comp, then you are probably best off looking at the GMs, not the players.

    If Fielder is going to get that type of money you are going to have to find a GM as dumb as Ruben Amaro. ;)

  2. Erin July 14th, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    Cashman: A-Rod is healthy

    ***********************
    Good to know. :)

  3. Betsy July 14th, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    I’m still ticked off that Joe didn’t get Alex an at- bat………..still annoyed that now Phil is persona non-grata among AL fans who blame him for losing HFA and think he stinks……disappointed that he didn’t do better in his first ASG and just glad the whole thing is over.

    Listening to Malusis and Sid on WFAN today, there were at least 3 or 4 callers who had truly beautiful personal stories to tell about George. It just makes me appreciate the man all the more. Did he have flaws ? Of course – we all do. It’s telling, however, that most of the people he had issues with eventually came around (or George came around) and they reconciled.

    I’m sure Cash is devastated – he started working for George when he was just a college kid. I feel for Reggie as well……..Old Timer’s Day is going to be so poignant this year.

  4. SMK July 14th, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    Bleeding over from the other post — the funniest Will Ferrell SNL skit of all-time (Wake Up and Smile):

    http://bcmoney-mobiletv.com/vi.....d%20SMILE/

    This turned me into a Will Ferrell fan. He makes some clunkers, but if his humor is up your alley then he can definitely make you lol.

  5. Giuseppe Franco July 14th, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    Cookiepuss July 14th, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    A little inappropriate for Jeter to be appearing in a movie when he is batting only .274 through 88 games, posting a career-low BA and OBP, looking like an old man at SS, and hands down having not only his worst season all-around esp. offensively, but that in his walk year, no? Yes.

    ———–

    You’re an idiot. How do you know this wasn’t filmed during the offseason?

    Fans trying to punish players is moronic and stupid. So congratulations.

  6. G-C July 14th, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    Don’t believe it, but okay.

    I simply don’t think there’s any chance that given how Girardi went out of his way to get Swisher into the game, that he wouldn’t do the same for the guy he took personally. I mean even Wigginton appeared.

  7. GreenBeret7 July 14th, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    Erica, here is the ad about Tino Martinez’ ladies fantasy camp.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/nyy/fan_for….._women.jsp

  8. Giuseppe Franco July 14th, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Betsy,

    I take issue with your post. I don’t have any flaws. LOL.

  9. Sam Borden July 14th, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    GC: Wigginton was designated as the player who was allowed to re-enter under the new rules (if the game had gone extras). If this was a few years ago, I’d imagine Girardi would have “saved” Wigginton, too.

  10. upstate kate July 14th, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    just b/c Phil got tagged w/ the loss doesn’t mean it was all his fault…anyone who thinks so doesn’t understand baseball. I am happy Phil got the opportunity to pitch…and Alex, he had to be pleased that Girardi selected him to go.

    I watched a post game show I forgot to delete…it was the one after Bob Sheppard died and had a very nice quote from The Boss…who would believe a few days later he would be gone as well…a sad week for Yankee fans

  11. Patrick from CT July 14th, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    ARod was the number 3 third 3B on the team and the last guy on the bench. He’s not really played like an allstar this year and was lucky his manager brought him along for the ride.
    It’s OK he didn’t play, really.
    Good to hear he is healthy to start the second half.
    Looking for bigger and better things from ARod, Tex, and Granderson in the second half.

  12. Erica in NY July 14th, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    GreenBeret7 July 14th, 2010 at 1:38 pm
    Erica, here is the ad about Tino Martinez’ ladies fantasy camp.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/nyy/fan_for?.._women.jsp
    ************

    Thanks for the info.

    I didn’t realize it was in January…. I am not allowed to take off from work then :-(

  13. Warning Track Power July 14th, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    i don’t have a problem with ARod not getting an at bat or playing time last night.
    not a big deal.
    the bigger picture is the 162 game season. if ARod needed these 4 days to heal his body, terrific.
    smart move by Joe and ARod to use the all-star game break as a time to rest.

  14. Betsy July 14th, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    GF, and I obviously do have flaws because I neglected to mention that you were the exception!

  15. Erin July 14th, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    If Alex didn’t have a problem with not playing, I don’t see what the big deal is.

  16. SMK July 14th, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    Phil was sitting 95-96 last night.

    Not to sound like a Pollyanna, but that’s the only thing I took out of his “outing”.

    Just stay healthy. Mission accomplished.

  17. heebie jeebie July 14th, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    70 first half RBI’s as well as being one of the most clutch hitters thus far isn’t playing like an all star?

  18. GreenBeret7 July 14th, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    Erica in NY July 14th, 2010 at 1:43 pm
    GreenBeret7 July 14th, 2010 at 1:38 pm
    Erica, here is the ad about Tino Martinez’ ladies fantasy camp.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/nyy/fan_for?.._women.jsp
    ************

    Thanks for the info.

    I didn’t realize it was in January…. I am not allowed to take off from work then

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    Erin says that she’s going, and she’s taking you…in spirit. She said she feels sorry that she’ll be there in the flesh (in a matter of speaking) and you’ll only be there in spirit.

    P.S. Don’t believe her about her being sorry that you won’t be going. She was gloating over your misfortune.

  19. Joe from Long Island July 14th, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    So Joe didn’t want to put Alex in a spot where his competitive juices got the better of him and risk aggravating an injury. I’ve got no problem with that.

    I hope we can find better things to talk about until Friday.

  20. MTU (aka GBURL) July 14th, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    GB-

    And you call ME a board troublemaker. :)

  21. Crawdaddy July 14th, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    Jeter did film his cameo this offseason and we discussed it on this board as it happened right after the WS.

  22. MTU (aka GBURL) July 14th, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Joe-

    “I hope we can find better things to talk about until Friday.”

    Let’s hope so. :)

  23. Giuseppe Franco July 14th, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    # Crawdaddy July 14th, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    Jeter did film his cameo this offseason and we discussed it on this board as it happened right after the WS.

    ———-

    That explains it. I was in the hospital then so I had no internet or LoHud access for awhile.

  24. blake July 14th, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    Interesting move by the Braves…says two things IMO.

    1) they have grown tired of waiting on Escobar and the headache/performance ratio has shifted more to the headache side.
    2) they want to win now to send Cox out a winner.

    Yankees/Braves WS…been sayin it all year.

  25. Jose July 14th, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    Let’s talk about Pete ;)

  26. GreenBeret7 July 14th, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    MTU (aka GBURL) July 14th, 2010 at 1:50 pm
    GB-

    And you call ME a board troublemaker.

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    I’m just trying to spread a little sunshine in their lives.

  27. CountryClub July 14th, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Crawdaddy July 14th, 2010 at 1:50 pm
    Jeter did film his cameo this offseason and we discussed it on this board as it happened right after the WS.

    ——————————

    And the very samll role he has took all of a couple days to film.

  28. Warning Track Power July 14th, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    2 more days until the season starts. looking forward to watching the games vs the rays.

  29. Icebird753 July 14th, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    Pete is a fat slob; we should not mention him b/c Chad and Sam>>>>>>>>>>>>Pete. Even Pete on Red Bull. His “jokes” weren’t all that funny, and he could be a bit nasty at times

  30. Erica in NY July 14th, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    This blog needs a countdown-

    2 Days, 4 hours and 57 minutes until the return of Yankee Baseball!

  31. MTU (aka GBURL) July 14th, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Joe-

    I am assuming it does not have to be about baseball so I would like to find the answers to the following questions:

    Why do we have “fingerprints” ?

    Why is there so much genetic variation ?

    How come the human body is not perfectly symmetrical ?

    What is the smallest sub-atomic particle and will it ever be measured ?

    Will AJ ever become a consistent pitcher ?

    What is the most effective way to remove a troll, or unwanted pest ?

    These are some of the great mysteries of our time.

    I have worked hard in my lab trying to find the answers to these and many questions. The answers remain elusive. :)

  32. Jose July 14th, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Joe, to add to your list of questions, I have my own…

    Why is the sky blue?

    How come humans don’t breathe through a blowhole like a dolphin/whale?

    How come it burns when I pee?

  33. Joe from Long Island July 14th, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    I’ve been tied up today, was there a trade made involving Atlanta and the Jays?

  34. MTU (aka GBURL) July 14th, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    Joe-

    Yes. They swapped SS’s and a few other pieces.

  35. Joe from Long Island July 14th, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    Why do we have so much genetic variation?

    To make life more interesting, of course ;)

  36. Erin July 14th, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    GreenBeret7 July 14th, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    Erin says that she?s going, and she?s taking you?in spirit. She said she feels sorry that she?ll be there in the flesh (in a matter of speaking) and you?ll only be there in spirit.

    P.S. Don?t believe her about her being sorry that you won?t be going. She was gloating over your misfortune.

    ****************************
    GB, you’re a troublemaker. ;)

  37. Joe from Long Island July 14th, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    Jose –
    I don’t know those answers, but I do know that I would recommend some strong antibiotics. And some new friends.

  38. Warning Track Power July 14th, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    i like the idea of a countdown. with some teams beginning the 2nd half on Thursday, feels like Yankees fans have a much longer wait.

    Friday’s game on MLB Network
    Sat game on Fox
    Sun game on TBS

    That is my personal tv viewing schedule this weekend

  39. blake July 14th, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    Joe,

    They sent Yunel Escobar to Toronto for Alex Gonzalez.

  40. Erin July 14th, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    New Post: The difference between Santana and Lee

    :arrow:

  41. Jose July 14th, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Joe, you might be right.

    I think AJ is going to have a huge 2nd half. He went on a similar run last August. Let’s just hope that it doesn’t mean he’s due for a run of “Bad AJ” right around the playoffs :/

  42. blake July 14th, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Jose,

    Because God is a Tarheel, because humans don’t live in water, and because you could potentially have an STD.

  43. Bronx Jeers July 14th, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Speaking of Yankees in acting roles…

    El Duque (Hart Seely) from the “It is High”blog posted the outtakes from “Seinfeld” that George Steinbrenner was in but never made it to the final cut.

    And I don’t think George was half bad but the scenes just don’t really work. It’s bad writing more than bad acting.

    http://johnsterling.blogspot.c.....nfeld.html


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