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Cashman in minor car accident

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Oct 28, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Ten minutes after sending an announcement about the new radio deal, the Yankees also passed along word that general manager Brian Cashman was in a minor car accident last night.

It happened around 7:30 p.m. in Norwalk, Conn. Cashman was going to pick up dinner when his car slid on wet pavement and bumped the vehicle in front of him. According to the Yankees, neither car was damaged and no injuries were sustained.

No word on whether the dinner was intended for CC Sabathia as a last-ditch attempt to get him to stick with his current contract.

 
 

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71 Responses to “Cashman in minor car accident”

  1. m October 28th, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Someway, somehow, this is CC’s fault. ;)

  2. Erin October 28th, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    No word on whether the dinner was intended for CC Sabathia as a last-ditch attempt to get him to stick with his current contract.

    ***************************

    :lol:

    Nice.

  3. umbrelladoc October 28th, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    Chad, some better stats for “Last night could have been different”, which I whipped up quickly at work, so if you have contacts at Elias or elsewhere to check.

    Since 1997, Mariano Rivera is 42/47 in postseason save opportunities, 89.1%, the rest of the league is 183/288 in postseason save opportunities, or 63.5%

    Since 1997, (not including last night), Mariano Rivera is 11/12 in World Series save opportunities or 91.6%. The rest of the league is 27/50 or 54%.

    NOT SO EASY!

  4. m October 28th, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Wow, umbrelladoc. That’s some perspective there.

    They had a 3 run lead. Should have been enough…

  5. spidanyc October 28th, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Beltran has always wanted to play for the Yankees and the Yankees had their eyes on Beltran for a while now. The logical thing to do would be to sign Beltran and plug him in RF, pick up Swisher?s option and use him as a trade chip??Swisher, Noesi & Nunez for Matt Cain.

  6. pat October 28th, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    The mental image is not good…. :sad:

    SI_JonHeymanJon Heyman
    Just ran into bud selig outside shannons. He was practically giddy about the series.

  7. Nick in SF October 28th, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Please no randy l. jokes. #tooobvious

  8. LGY October 28th, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    But Beltran can’t play in the field everyday and there are already too many 35+ guys who qualify as injury risks on this squad.

    —–

    How many games do you think Beltran has to DH?

    He played 140 games in the NL this season.

  9. m October 28th, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Lucchino predicts that we will see a highly motivated Josh Beckett.

    Popeye’s & Budweiser buying ad space on Red Sox catching gear? :P

  10. LGY October 28th, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    This could actually benefit the Yankees…

    @Buster_ESPN: Change in the draft system being discussed by MLB GMs in labor talks involves a draft tax — like a luxury tax, for teams over set amount.

  11. Erin October 28th, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Joelsherman1 Seems to me #Yankees want to find way to ESPN, but can’t go to station without powerful tri-state signal. so 1-yr deal stalls for time.

  12. Erin October 28th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Joelsherman1 #Yankees and Cashman have 3-yr deal in place, just waiting til after WS to announce

  13. Erin October 28th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Joelsherman1 Swisher has limited no-trade clause. #Yankees waiting for him to submit list then will almost certainly pick up $10.25M option

  14. blake October 28th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Beltran can play RF in YS plenty enough games to make signing him worthwhile if the money is right. If the microfracture stuff is behind him then he might be fine….he hasn’t been really injury prone in his career aside from that. He’s played 140+ games in 9 of the last 11 seasons…..he just had the knee issue 2 years ago.

  15. m October 28th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Erin,

    Great news. Should be getting a raise, too.

  16. blake October 28th, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    A Draft tax would prohibit small market teams from paying over slot….

  17. Erin October 28th, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Joelsherman1 Commish Office sent memo out today re-setting clock for begin offseason from tomorrow noon to Sunday midnight. So that means CC has (cont)

    Joelsherman1 until Wednesday, midnight, to void final 3 yrs of contract. #Yankees have proposal set, haven’t sent to CC’s agts yet #Yankees

  18. m October 28th, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    I think I’ve said that I would be okay with 2 years for Beltran, but he is a risk. Age, and recent history-wise.

    I wonder if he would be insulted by a tiered incentive based contract based on # of days on the active roster.

    And no where near the AAV Chad suggested in the other thread.

  19. Chip October 28th, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    LGY October 28th, 2011 at 4:04 pm
    But Beltran can’t play in the field everyday and there are already too many 35+ guys who qualify as injury risks on this squad.

    —–

    How many games do you think Beltran has to DH?

    He played 140 games in the NL this season.

    —————-

    He played only 5 more games combined the two years prior. And, not to call into question the dedication of Carlos Beltran – but when you’re 34 and in a contract year you might be more willing to play through pain than you will if you have a couple of years left on your deal.

    Plus – knee and hip issues don’t tend to age gracefully.

    However many games he would need to DH is too many. I know you have dreams of a scenario where Jesus Montero is the primary catcher but that’s just what those are – dreams. If you want Montero’s bat in the lineup (and I for one do) then you need to keep the number of old players who will need time at the DH spot as low as possible.

  20. Villa Nova-Ya October 28th, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    I guess Bud would like this WS. It’s going 7 games. The games have been competitive, if not cleanly played, there’s been drama and accomplishment (Pujols’ 3 HR game) and records set.

    I’ll not begrudge him some giddiness.

    Even though I generally distrust everything he says and does.
    ***

    Chip, did you post on the prior thread that McCarver compared Feliz to Mariano?????????

    Kill me now.

  21. LGY October 28th, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    However many games he would need to DH is too many. I know you have dreams of a scenario where Jesus Montero is the primary catcher but that’s just what those are –dreams. If you want Montero’s bat in the lineup (and I for one do) then you need to keep the number of old players who will need time at the DH spot as low as possible.

    ———

    I’d want a real DH if Montero was the primary catcher. That’s a separate scenario.

    There will be PLENTY of DH time available as long as the Yanks commit to Montero as the backup catcher and give him 50-60 games behind the dish.

  22. Chip October 28th, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Villa Nova-Ya October 28th, 2011 at 4:15 pm
    I guess Bud would like this WS. It’s going 7 games. The games have been competitive, if not cleanly played, there’s been drama and accomplishment (Pujols’ 3 HR game) and records set.

    I’ll not begrudge him some giddiness.

    Even though I generally distrust everything he says and does.
    ***

    Chip, did you post on the prior thread that McCarver compared Feliz to Mariano?????????

    Kill me now.

    ————–

    The line was, “Could you imagine Joe Torre taking Mariano Rivera at his best out after 19 pitches?” Talking about Ron Washington pulling Feliz

  23. pat October 28th, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Yankes on ESPN radio? Seems unnatural.

  24. Against All Odds October 28th, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Good to hear he’s ok

  25. blake October 28th, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Cashman really shouldn’t drive while texting Boras

  26. Villa Nova-Ya October 28th, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Chip -

    Again – shoot me now.

    Forget about the comparison to Mo. That’s absurd.

    But Feliz was not really at his best. He was having some success but he was on the cusp of blowing a save at least 3 of his outings.

    I’m not saying Feliz isn’t good. But he’s no Mo. And he was NOT at his best last night.

  27. blake October 28th, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    I must say I’m glad that John and Suzyn are back….they aren’t that good but they are comfortable and I enjoy listening to them….

  28. Chip October 28th, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    LGY October 28th, 2011 at 4:19 pm
    However many games he would need to DH is too many. I know you have dreams of a scenario where Jesus Montero is the primary catcher but that’s just what those are –dreams. If you want Montero’s bat in the lineup (and I for one do) then you need to keep the number of old players who will need time at the DH spot as low as possible.

    ———

    I’d want a real DH if Montero was the primary catcher. That’s a separate scenario.

    There will be PLENTY of DH time available as long as the Yanks commit to Montero as the backup catcher and give him 50-60 games behind the dish.

    —————–

    You’re assuming that A-Rod and Beltran are healthy enough to play the field everyday and just DHing to keep them fresh. Those are two old players with knee and hip issues. Odds aren’t good that they’re going to be pictures of longevity going forward.

    I just think it’s a silly investment at 3 years.

    If you want to replace Swisher – which I have no problem with – then do it right and get a long term solution out there – make a deal for an Ethier or Upton or any number of other players who are sure to be available this winter. If you can’t do that – keep Swisher for a year and then go after a guy like Kemp as a free agent.

    Paying big money to watch another guy play out the last few years of his career is a waste and does little to improve the club. If you don’t like Swisher against righties that’s fine, go get a solid bat (Kubel) and platoon him.

  29. GreenBeret7 October 28th, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Doesn’t sound like anybody is comparing Feliz and Rivera….only comparing the two teams’ best options of available relievers.

  30. Erin October 28th, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    blake October 28th, 2011 at 4:26 pm
    I must say I?m glad that John and Suzyn are back?.they aren?t that good but they are comfortable and I enjoy listening to them?.

    *******************

    Blake, I agree. The few times during the season that I listen to them it’s always very entertaining. ;)

  31. Chip October 28th, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    GreenBeret7 October 28th, 2011 at 4:28 pm
    Doesn’t sound like anybody is comparing Feliz and Rivera….only comparing the two teams’ best options of available relievers.

    ———-

    Go listen to the interview – he also said some stuff about how just like Rivera Feliz at that point can be counted on to shut the door and not give it up again…

    which is silly since, you know, he just gave it up.

  32. pat October 28th, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    AndrewMarchandAndrew Marchand

    Sources: Cashman and CC’s reps to talk new deal this weekend. Both sides highly motivated to get it done. http://es.pn/vuDopE

  33. Chip October 28th, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Erin October 28th, 2011 at 4:30 pm
    blake October 28th, 2011 at 4:26 pm
    I must say I?m glad that John and Suzyn are back?.they aren?t that good but they are comfortable and I enjoy listening to them?.

    *******************

    Blake, I agree. The few times during the season that I listen to them it’s always very entertaining.
    ———-

    Agreed. Look, if you want a by-the-book call of the game they’re not who you want. But if you want to be entertained, they’ll deliver on that.

  34. Joe from Long Island October 28th, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    erin, blake – that sums it up. I really enjoy Suzyn, John seems to be getting a little bit burned out. Still has a great voice, though.

  35. LockDown October 28th, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Long term goal: Kemp. If they could trade for him this yr w/extension then get him. If not, sign him as a FA next year

    Short term: I wouldn’t mind Beltran if he was willing to do 1yr. If not, keep Swisher & have Dickerson and/or Maxwell play a lot & compete for that spot. If one is more consistent than Swisher, then go with that person to finish off the season & start in the post.

    Just because baseball is a team sport, win as a team, lose as a team, doesn’t mean Swisher should be not be accountable for disappearing every post season.

  36. Chip October 28th, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Lockdown -

    Until the ownership of the Dodgers is sorted out I can’t see them dealing Matt Kemp. He and Kershaw are two of the more valuable assets that the team has.

  37. Erin October 28th, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    AndrewMarchand Sources: Cashman and CC’s reps to talk new deal this weekend. Both sides highly motivated to get it done. http://es.pn/vuDopE

  38. Chip October 28th, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    On another topic…I would take Darvish over CJ Wilson.

    To me both are big money crapshoots the only differences are that Darvish is much younger and doesn’t cost a draft pick in addition to the money.

  39. m October 28th, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    pat,

    Definitely conflict of interest with Yankees on espn radio. :P

  40. Villa Nova-Ya October 28th, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    GB7 -

    Don’t get all logical! LOL :)

    I realize he wasn’t saying Feliz was as good as Mo. Really, I do.

    But I do stand by my statement that Feliz wasn’t having his best night. Perhaps Feliz not at his best for another inning was preferable to any alternative. I don’t know. We’ll never know.

  41. Giuseppe Franco October 28th, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Dickerson nor Maxwell is going to compete for RF unless that competition is to determine who plays defense in the 8th or 9th inning.

    Neither are options to be the starting right fielder.

    I’d pass on Beltran.

    If you’re going to move Swisher, find a long term solution – not a stop gap. At least you know Swisher will be out there 150+ games. Can’t say the same for Beltran.

  42. Villa Nova-Ya October 28th, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Well, Swisher hit a HR in one of the losses in the late innings, and the Yankees started to mount a comeback. They fell short, so it’s easy to say Swisher’s HR meant nothing; but had they succeeded, you’d feel differently about that HR.

  43. GreenBeret7 October 28th, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Reports that Cashman and Yanks have a 3 year deal. No official announcement until after the games.

  44. Crawdaddy October 28th, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    John and Suzyn suck as announcers and I’m surprised that Yankee fans accept such incompetance.

  45. GreenBeret7 October 28th, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    MLB MLB
    10-time #WorldSeries champ Yogi Berra on Game 6: “I always say it ain’t over til it’s over, but that one should’ve been over a while ago.”

  46. Chip October 28th, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Crawdaddy October 28th, 2011 at 4:43 pm
    John and Suzyn suck as announcers and I’m surprised that Yankee fans accept such incompetance.

    —————–

    They’re entertaining.

  47. Crawdaddy October 28th, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Incompetance doesn’t entertain me.

  48. Villa Nova-Ya October 28th, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    One of the problems with Yankees radio broadcasts is the sponsorships. But there’s really nothing you can do about that. Whoever broadcasts would have to work those segues in.

  49. GreenBeret7 October 28th, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    Don’t see why everyone is so concerned or up in arms about Sterling and Waldman. How many people actually listen to the radio anyway? Pull in the opposition broadcasts if they bother you, or get MLB feeds on the computer and you’ll find out that you will have fewer issues with Sterling/Waldman.

  50. Chip October 28th, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Crawdaddy October 28th, 2011 at 4:47 pm
    Incompetance doesn’t entertain me.

    —————\

    As is your right – they’re not everyone’s cup of tea. I don’t think they’re incompetant though – it’s not like they get the teams that are playing wrong.

    Does John wet himself everytime a Yankee hits the ball in the air? Sure. Does he maybe have a tough time figuring out at first whether a ball is going fair or foul? Sure. But they get into the games, sometimes give you a good nugget of info and if you don’t mind the fact that the game might not look exactly the same as it is being called – you get the gist.

  51. tomingeorgia October 28th, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Villa,
    I agree. All those ten-second blurbs between pitches ruin the broadcast, but whatever station carries them, there’s big money involved.

  52. Chip October 28th, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Villa Nova-Ya October 28th, 2011 at 4:48 pm
    One of the problems with Yankees radio broadcasts is the sponsorships. But there’s really nothing you can do about that. Whoever broadcasts would have to work those segues in.

    ————-

    That’s also not a problem unique to the Yankees.

  53. blake October 28th, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Great news on CC. When both parties are motivated then good things happen.

    I even like that hokie music they play on the radio broadcasts….Suzyn’s star etc…..as I said it’s just comfortable and it what I’m accustomed to when I’m driving on summer evenings…..don’t know how I would feel about it if it were different.

  54. Chip October 28th, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    tomingeorgia October 28th, 2011 at 4:52 pm
    Villa,
    I agree. All those ten-second blurbs between pitches ruin the broadcast, but whatever station carries them, there’s big money involved.

    ———————-

    Eh, those aren’t a huge deal – I mean what do you really need to hear between pitches? TV fills the time with an instant replay or some graphic – Radio doesn’t have those options.

  55. LockDown October 28th, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Chip

    On another topic…I would take Darvish over CJ Wilson.

    Absolutely

  56. Chip October 28th, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    blake October 28th, 2011 at 4:54 pm
    Great news on CC. When both parties are motivated then good things happen.

    I even like that hokie music they play on the radio broadcasts….Suzyn’s star etc…..as I said it’s just comfortable and it what I’m accustomed to when I’m driving on summer evenings…..don’t know how I would feel about it if it were different.

    ————

    I enjoyed Sterling and Kay as a team – disliked Steiner – have no issue with Suzyn. Actually it makes me a little proud that the Yankees are the first professional sports team to have a female announcer.

  57. tomingeorgia October 28th, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    Chip,
    Vin Scully fills them with ballpark sounds, if he has nothing to say. So did Mel Allen and Red Barber.

  58. Chip October 28th, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    To me, Kay has gotten worse since he moved over to TV – I don’t know if it’s expanding ego or what – I just find him harder to listen to now than I did when he was on the radio.

  59. Crawdaddy October 28th, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    It’s too bad they couldn’t choose a better female announcer then.

  60. Crawdaddy October 28th, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    At least, Kay doesn’t make the mistakes John does on the air. The dude must have vision problems or something.

  61. LockDown October 28th, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Villa Nova-Ya October 28th, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Well, Swisher hit a HR in one of the losses in the late innings, and the Yankees started to mount a comeback. They fell short, so it’s easy to say Swisher’s HR meant nothing; but had they succeeded, you’d feel differently about that HR.

    I one million percent would NOT feel differently AT ALL about Swisher!!!!!!

    I said it during the game, after the game, & even if they win that… Swisher is NOT clutch. The majority of his hits come when the differential is 3+. If the game had been tied and he got the same pitch, IMO he would have made an out. He didn’t get a rally started, as much as he was relaxed since he had nothing to lose being down by 4 in the 9th.

    If the team had come back to win, it would have been a testament to the clutch RISP hitting to tie/win the game from the players behind him.

  62. Chip October 28th, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    tomingeorgia October 28th, 2011 at 4:57 pm
    Chip,
    Vin Scully fills them with ballpark sounds, if he has nothing to say. So did Mel Allen and Red Barber.

    —————-

    A) Vin Scully doesn’t have a partner in the booth

    B) the man is an institution and I’m sure the team works around him.

    Allen and Barber called games in a completely different era – not as much money tied up in the game.

  63. tomingeorgia October 28th, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Chip,
    But they all are (were) a pleasure to listen to on a warm summer night.

  64. tomingeorgia October 28th, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    I always liked Mel Allen lighting a White Owl and enjoying a glass of Ballantine Beer at the end of a game ( and probably during it, too).

  65. 108 stitches October 28th, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    re: Beltran

    No way does Scott Boras listens to a short term contract for Beltran. He’ll want no less than a 2-year deal with a (player) option for a 3rd year. That goes against the grain for any Yankee thoughts toward Kemp plus resigning Granderson.
    Boston has an urgency for a RF. They can have him and watch him turn into another J.D. Drew.

  66. Villa Nova-Ya October 28th, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Lock Down -

    Are you saying chipping into a lead doesn’t count? And at what point? 2 runs down? 3? 4?

    All runs have value no matter when they come.

    My only issue with Nick Swisher in the playoffs is he stops being the patient hitter he mostly is, forgets that getting on base by any means is important, and that he’s not always being depended upon to hit a homerun. I truly think he wants to be a hero or somehow make his mark on the post-season, but he is going about it all wrong.

    I don’t know if this well ever change for him. I would hope it does, for the Yankees’ sake and for his. But I won’t discount that particular HR. And if they did end up winning that game in that inning, it would have started with that HR, which made them one run closer to closing the gap.

  67. CompassRosy October 28th, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    How many people actually listen to the radio anyway?
    ======

    Guess I’m old-fashioned…
    Of course, my first choice is to watch a baseball game in person but, sometimes I actually prefer listening on the radio as opposed to watching on TV. It’s the only sport I feel that way about though, maybe it’s the generally slow nature of the game (I find other sports hard to follow on the radio).

  68. Villa Nova-Ya October 28th, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    And the game wasn’t tied, he got the pitch he got, he swung and hit it out. At least give him credit for what he did do.

  69. tomingeorgia October 28th, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    CompassRosy,
    I agree. As I said above, a calm announcer (or team), with plenty of ambient sound, on the radio is way better than most TV broadcasts. Something about the “theater of the mind”.

  70. filthy slider October 28th, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    Worst news of the day, WCBS contract extended for another year. Bad reception, bad Suzy Girl announcer, she has to be the worst booth voice in history.

  71. Trigeminal Neuralgia Yank October 28th, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    Put me down for liking the radio broadcast , cheesiness and all…. Nothing better than radio ball


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