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Cashman on C.J. Wilson: “He’s the most attractive candidate”

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Nov 04, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Brian Cashman was just on the Dan Patrick Show, and he was asked whether C.J. Wilson is at the top of his offseason wish list.

“I’d say it’s fair to say C.J. Wilson is probably the best pitcher on the marketplace right now since Sabathia’s been taken out and retained here,” Cashman said. “I don’t think it’s a stretch to tell anybody that he’s the most attractive candidate.”

Obviously, in a public interview like this, it’s smart to take everything Cashman says with a grain of salt, but he’s also usually one to hedge on everything. He’s not necessarily a guy who makes declarative statements like that on a whim.

Cashman cautioned that putting Wilson at the top of the list is strictly because of performance and talent. It does not take into account the contract Wilson might be after.

“You have your priority list and how it looks,” Cashman said. “But then it gets rearranged by cost analysis.”

A few other highlights from Cashman’s 10 minutes or so on the show:

• Patrick asked twice about Albert Pujols. “I think he would be on anybody’s wish list,” Cashman said. “In our circumstances, our roster, he doesn’t fit… It’s not an efficient way to try to allocate your resources.”

• Cashman said he never heard from another team about becoming their general manager this offseason.

• Is is better to build a team specifically for the postseason? “I think the (regular season) long haul is a true reflection of what your team is,” Cashman said. “Our team, I don’t think, played up to its maximum potential in October, for that one week.”

• Despite the Phillies being knocked out this postseason, Cashman said his basic philosophy hasn’t changed. “I still think pitching is the key to the kingdom,” he said. “I think that’s the recipe you have to strive for. It doesn’t mean an automatic. Nothing does. But I think that’s the right way to go.”

• Cashman said bringing back CC Sabathia “was not a layup” and there were some nervous moments. “That’s never a fun process,” Cashman said. “But the resolution we’re really happy with, and we know he is.”

• Funny question from Patrick: Does Cashman believe his time with the Yankees will end when he retires or gets fired? “I would say that normally you get fired,” Cashman said, laughing. “I think it’s a healthy way to look at it. I think at some point, they usually tell you to go.”

Random bit of information: Cashman said he could most easily impress Patrick by showing him the Yankees conference room. It was built for draft preparation, and the walls are magnetic so that the Yankees can easily make lists and move names around. Right now, those walls are used to rank free agents by position. During the season, it has every team’s roster.

Cashman said there are five TVs — including one massive big screen — so the executives can watch five games at once, or they can pull up computer information on any of the screens. Cashman said his son plays X-box in there.

“That’s the wow room,” Cashman said. “When people come here, they’re going to get blown away by that.”

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81 Responses to “Cashman on C.J. Wilson: “He’s the most attractive candidate””

  1. CountryClub November 4th, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    I’d be surprised if the Yanks had any real interest in Wilson. I think Cash is driving up the price for other teams.

  2. Villa Nova-Ya November 4th, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    I wanna see the conference room!!!

  3. RadioKev November 4th, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    That and Yu Darvish isn’t on the market yet.

  4. Erin November 4th, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    Yankees Curtis Granderson chats about winning the Players Choice Award for AL Outstanding Player … http://atmlb.com/rz6T13

  5. jacksquat November 4th, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Villa Nova-Ya November 4th, 2011 at 12:20 pm
    Yeah, game calling, handling a pitching staff, clubhouse leadership, work ethic and the occasional show of power mean nothing.

    Who said it meant nothing?

  6. PittsburghYankeeFan November 4th, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    Messin with Texas. Love it.

    That comment will cost Nolan another $10-20 million. Payback for Lee last year.

  7. DaSaint007 November 4th, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    I’d sign Wilson if he’d accept a 3 year $45 million contract. But he’s not going to want that, and why should he. But let’s look at the Yankee rotation:
    CC is here for the long haul – 6 more years.
    AJ is signed for 2 more years.
    Hughes is arb eligible, so he’s under team control for the forseeable future.
    Nova is certainly under team control for the next several years.
    Noesi is under team control just like Nova.
    There’s room for someone on a short term contract, say 1 year (Garcia?).
    The ‘Killer B’s are still a year away from serious competition for a rotation slot, at a minimum.

    Point is the Yankees only have 1 frontline pitcher under control for more than 2 years. Irrespective of the youth movement, that’s pretty rare. There’s room for not only a significant signing, but there ISN’T enough room on the team for all the existing and projected talent moving up. Trades have to happen, and they have to happen this year and next year.

  8. Gary November 4th, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    CountryClub November 4th, 2011 at 12:22 pm
    I’d be surprised if the Yanks had any real interest in Wilson. I think Cash is driving up the price for other teams.

    ___________________________________________________________________________

    I think they are intererested, but what plays out is another thing. CJ could easily be a Yankee, especially after yesterdays news that he wants to play here. At this point it’s alot about head games and head fakes. No one really wants to stake out a position so early in the process.

    I never believe the comments of there isn’t a fit If suddenly you get a real opportunity to upgrade your team, it becomes moneyball with the admin getting other GM’s on the phone working out deals with other teams on the player who was 5 minutes ago a lock for the position.

  9. DaSaint007 November 4th, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    The organizational glut is at Pitching and Catching.
    The organizational need is at OF (RF) and 3B.

  10. Chase November 4th, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    I really want to see a picture of that room.

  11. PittsburghYankeeFan November 4th, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Don’t the Yankees still control Russell Martin for one more year?

  12. Chase November 4th, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    DaSaint….

    One of the greatest players to ever play the sport of baseball is our 3B.

    I think we’re doing okay there.

  13. J. Alfred Prufrock November 4th, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    DaSaint – if you were responding to my post in previous, I think I said Montero should catch 45 percent of games.

    In fact, I don’t see a single post by anyone there suggesting he should catch 100 games.

  14. Gary November 4th, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    DaSaint007 November 4th, 2011 at 12:38 pm
    The organizational glut is at Pitching and Catching.
    The organizational need is at OF (RF) and 3B.

    __________________________________________________________________________

    You will see someone getting signed for ulitity infielder and utility outfielder, but not for the starters. Right or wrong I think management has faith in the current core and it will take another collapse or two to get them off that.

  15. J. Alfred Prufrock November 4th, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    Dante Bichette and that Andujar kid are both prospects with serious upside for 3B. Laird is also a pretty good all-around player.

    OF – we’ve got a couple years to wait on, but right now, it looks like the wait may be well worth it.

  16. DaSaint007 November 4th, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    JAP – I was responding, but did exaggerate for effect.

    Chase – ARod is one of my favorites, and we’re certainly ok for now, but I’m looking beyond the next 3 seasons.

    Gary – Swish fills out 2012, and again, I’m ok with that, but then what? Somehow I don’t think he gets re-signed once this contract expires.

  17. DaSaint007 November 4th, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    JAP – BTW, 45% is 73. That’s not too far from 100.

  18. Gary November 4th, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    Gary – Swish fills out 2012, and again, I’m ok with that, but then what? Somehow I don’t think he gets re-signed once this contract expires.
    ___________________________________________________________________________

    Well I’m not fine with Swisher but it seems like we have little choice, he will be out there again next year. Hopefully it’s the last one.

  19. upstate kate November 4th, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    I don’t understand why it has to be so “either or”. Why can’t Yankee fans support both Martin and Montero? They fill different roles. it reminds me of the Joba/Hughes debates.

    And why is the assumption made that Martin, or anyone else for that matter, isn’t in the batting cage in the off season?

    Finally, while I agree the Munson comparison is a bit much, Munson’s widow made the same comparison.

  20. blake November 4th, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    “Don’t the Yankees still control Russell Martin for one more year”

    Yes….they just have to tender him a contract.

  21. blake November 4th, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    I will be surprised if the Yankees don’t win the Darvish posting.

    I think the market for Wilson will have to fall substantially before Cashman will be willing to sign him and lose his first rounder to Texas.

  22. J. Alfred Prufrock November 4th, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    DaSaint007 November 4th, 2011 at 12:48 pm
    JAP – BTW, 45% is 73. That’s not too far from 100.
    ///

    That would be 27 more games behind the plate. I’d say that is a significant difference, but by all means, dishonor what someone actually SAID and make up your own version, the snarkier to respond to ;).
    ///

    NO! To CJ. I don’t think they’re seriously interested, based on who CJ is and what I’ve seen reported. I sure hope not.

  23. DaSaint007 November 4th, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    Methinks Reyes signs with the Nationals, Detroit, or stays with the Mets. Longshot: boston.

    No chance he goes West Coast.

  24. blake November 4th, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Martin is a great transition guy for the Yankees…..he could wind up being more than that but the current plan should be to just bring him back for another year and see what happens……maybe Montero improves enough defensively that he takes over in 2013…..maybe he doesn’t and Martin becomes a longterm candidate to catch.

    Personally I hope Montero takes his job by August…..but right now it’s TBD

  25. upstate kate November 4th, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    and on a lighter note…
    the mlb network showed the US team (and Robbie’s dad) doing shots of snake blood.
    they also showed a bargin bin of $5 jerseys featuring lackey, lester and beckett

  26. Gary November 4th, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    blake November 4th, 2011 at 12:56 pm
    I will be surprised if the Yankees don’t win the Darvish posting.

    I think the market for Wilson will have to fall substantially before Cashman will be willing to sign him and lose his first rounder to Texas.

    ____________________________________________________________________________

    I agree if they want to win it they will

    Doubt it, with so little pitching around and so many needing pitching the price just naturally will go up. If you think your a player waiting for the price point to drop your going to be a loser in this market in terms of getting the player.

  27. DaSaint007 November 4th, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    JAP – I think the first catcher to be traded by the Yankees will be Cervelli. The wildcard here is Romine. Clearly, the organization is enamored by his defensive ability, and they think he can hit too. Not like Montero, but decently. Sounds like another Russel Martin in the making. Clearly he has value and could be packaged as well, or could be the fallback solution if Montero is shipped (gasp).

  28. blake November 4th, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    I hope Cano doesn’t sign with some team in Taiwan when he’s a FA after how he’s been treated over there…….

  29. Erin November 4th, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    JackCurryYES A street scene in Taiwan with Robinson Cano. http://bit.ly/sZGwrK

  30. Against All Odds November 4th, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    # Erin November 4th, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    JackCurryYES A street scene in Taiwan with Robinson Cano. http://bit.ly/sZGwrK

    —————————————————–

    Cano is a star

  31. Erin November 4th, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Against All Odds-I know, he’s a total rock star in Taiwan :)

  32. jacksquat November 4th, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    blake November 4th, 2011 at 1:00 pm
    Martin is a great transition guy for the Yankees…..he could wind up being more than that but the current plan should be to just bring him back for another year and see what happens……maybe Montero improves enough defensively that he takes over in 2013…..maybe he doesn’t and Martin becomes a longterm candidate to catch.

    Personally I hope Montero takes his job by August…..but right now it’s TBD

    I agree, Martin is fine for now but if he were to stick around longer I’d want someone hitting at least a little better. He might hit better just with less playing time, which should be due to more playing time by the “backup” Jesus Montero.

  33. upstate kate November 4th, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Blake
    we might have to send Erin on a recovery mission

  34. TheStraw November 4th, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    RIP Bob Forsch only two weeks after throwing out the first pitch at the World Series. Apparently had an aortic anuerysm.

  35. J. Alfred Prufrock November 4th, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    DaSaint007 November 4th, 2011 at 1:03 pm
    JAP – I think the first catcher to be traded by the Yankees will be Cervelli. The wildcard here is Romine. Clearly, the organization is enamored by his defensive ability, and they think he can hit too. Not like Montero, but decently. Sounds like another Russel Martin in the making. Clearly he has value and could be packaged as well, or could be the fallback solution if Montero is shipped (gasp).
    ///

    Montero’s unlikely to be traded, given the decline we can anticipate from our aging lineup. Unless the Yanks think they can play SF Giants type ball in Yankee Stadium.

    Romine is a nice player, will get better both sides of ball. Montero’s on another planet entirely.

    Have a good one, folks.

  36. Erin November 4th, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    upstate kate November 4th, 2011 at 1:17 pm
    Blake
    we might have to send Erin on a recovery mission

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

    I’d do it. :)

  37. blake November 4th, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    Kate,

    Lol….I know. Luckily I don’t think the Taiwanese pay quite as well

  38. Joe from Long Island November 4th, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    I remember Bob Forsch when he played, as well as Ken. Very tough to hear.

    Aortic aneurysms can be silent, and deadly. A real shame. RIP.

  39. DaSaint007 November 4th, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    I’m out also folks. Until later…

  40. jacksquat November 4th, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Cano is probably going to make more per year than the entire payroll of some Japanese teams, let alone Taiwanese.

  41. Erin November 4th, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Gossip Tweet:

    JoAnnaLGarcia Ha! Luv that helmet!RT @NickSwisher: Wife wearing Ohio State helmet @JoAnnaLGarcia lol too much fun! @MissKateGordon http://yfrog.com/khsvhvzbj

  42. GreenBeret7 November 4th, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    The Forsch brothers are the only brothers to each throw at least one no hitter each. Both were quality pitchers.

  43. Yanksgal07 November 4th, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    C.J. definitely is the most “attractive” player out there and he’s not a bad pitcher either :)

    Go Yankees 2012 !!!

  44. djsunyc November 4th, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Is is better to build a team specifically for the postseason? “I think the (regular season) long haul is a true reflection of what your team is,” Cashman said. “Our team, I don’t think, played up to its maximum potential in October, for that one week.”

    ———–

    ca$h money has the hardest job in pro sports. i’m glad he’s back.

  45. MTU November 4th, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    I’m with JAP.

    Just say no to Wilson.

  46. ET November 4th, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    SI_JonHeyman
    cashman said positive things about wilson on the @dpshow. yanks dont view him as ace, but cash & eppler are said to like cj

  47. pat November 4th, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    2 year anniversay today of the WS win. Doesn’t it seem like more than 2 years?

  48. 108 stitches November 4th, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    It would be nice if the Yankee starting rotation had another LHP to compliment Sabathia until Banuelos is ready but C.J. Wilson is not the answer.
    Cashman with due diligence is saying he’s the most attractive candidate out there. Cashman knows who he wants and will wait until the meetings December 5-8 in Dallas.

  49. Joe from Long Island November 4th, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    it’s all about value; bang for the buck, if you will.

    with cj wilson, it’s about how much his deal will be worth. if cash can get him for what cash considers a value/reasonable price, that’s one thing. if someone offers him a no. 1 type deal, that’s a whole different story.

    my guess is that he gets at least one offer for major dollars, and that will be that.

  50. DaSaint007 November 4th, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    CJ Wilson for 5 years and $80 million

    or

    Gio Gonzalez for Nova, Phelps, Cervelli, +1

  51. MTU November 4th, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    108-

    Take a look at Wilson’s PS stats (They’re ugly).

    I also would not want to be committed to him for the kind of contract he is likely to want.

    I would love a guy like Beurhle. He could hold it down for a couple of seasons while Banuelos matures. Unfortunately, he does not seem to want to leave the midwest.

  52. Erin November 4th, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    pat-it does seem like more than 2 years

  53. Triple Short of a Cycle November 4th, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Take a look at Wilson?s PS stats (They?re ugly).

    ———————————–

    as are CC’s

  54. ET November 4th, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    “as are CC’s”

    Which people tend to conveniently forget.

  55. Erin November 4th, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    SI_JonHeyman
    cashman said positive things about wilson on the @dpshow. yanks dont view him as ace, but cash & eppler are said to like cj

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

    Coming from Heyman? Grain of salt time. ;)

  56. m November 4th, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    If I were Cash, I’d offer CJ $15M for 4 years. Privately tell him that’s as high as he’ll go. Beyond that we’d be happy to help him get the most he can by driving up the price.

    At the very least he will give you regular season production that Andy Pettitte gave (in the most general left-handed sense, please don’t flame me, I’m not saying he IS Andy Pettitte).

    At the most, he can be very good in the low 3 ERA and pitch better in the post-season. CC had a rough time in his early post-season career as well. And of course, he’ll have a much better defense.

    I’m not saying I really, really want CJ Wilson. But he’s a good pitcher. And he’s LH. :)

  57. Ace November 4th, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Still think they go big for Darvish

  58. MTU November 4th, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Triple/ET-

    Are you guys comparing Wilson to CC ?

    :)

  59. Yank1 November 4th, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    CJ Wilson for 5 years and $80 million

    or

    Gio Gonzalez for Nova, Phelps, Cervelli, +1

    ————–

    CJ, reluctantly.

    Trading Nova for another starter is robbing Peter to pay Paul. At least trade Hughes if you are trading a starter because Nova is known of a more quantity, under control longer as well.

    CC/Gio/Hughes/Garcia/Noesi < CC/CJ/Nova/Garcia/Noesi or Hughes

  60. Against All Odds November 4th, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    # Erin November 4th, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Against All Odds-I know, he’s a total rock star in Taiwan :)

    ——————————————

    It’s good to see Robbie get the attention he deserves.

  61. PittsburghYankeeFan November 4th, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    What Heyman says–think opposite.

    Just remember last week when he “scooped” baseball with the news that CC was opting out.

    He will never, ever live that one down.

  62. Triple Short of a Cycle November 4th, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Are you guys comparing Wilson to CC ?

    —————————————–

    No but I don’t think its fair to just use how someone does in the post season especially when its only been 2 post seasons to judge whether or not you want them.

    and no I’m not one of the ones that want the Yanks to sign him but it has nothing to do with his post season stats

  63. mick November 4th, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    “I’d say it’s fair to say C.J. Wilson is probably the best pitcher on the marketplace right now since Sabathia’s been taken out and retained here,” Cashman said. “I don’t think it’s a stretch to tell anybody that he’s the most attractive candidate.”
    ========================
    Smart Cash move. Driving up the price for Boston.
    Saying we’re not interested.

  64. StevoPDX November 4th, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Definitely driving the price up for Texas with comments on CJ Wilson. I think it would be a big mistake to offer a big long-term contract to someone who’s been a starter for 2 years. Short term success doesn’t guarantee long term success. Think Pavano….

    Japanese pitchers have so far been a big waste of money. Only the player and the Japanese team posting them are the winners. Until one actually pans out, they’re a bad investment.

  65. 108 stitches November 4th, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    MTU November 4th, 2011 at 2:19 pm
    108-

    Take a look at Wilson’s PS stats (They’re ugly).

    I also would not want to be committed to him for the kind of contract he is likely to want.

    I would love a guy like Beurhle. He could hold it down for a couple of seasons while Banuelos matures. Unfortunately, he does not seem to want to leave the midwest.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Buehrle has softened his position on playing elsewhere. He’s interested in playing another 2 years which fits the bill in having Banuelos continue his progress. Danks will cost players. Buehrle will cost a draft pick.

  66. Triple Short of a Cycle November 4th, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    Japanese pitchers have so far been a big waste of money. Only the player and the Japanese team posting them are the winners. Until one actually pans out, they?re a bad investment.

    ———————————————————

    Nomo says hi

  67. Erin November 4th, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Swisher Break:

    http://tiny.cc/u2yew

  68. austinmac November 4th, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    It is difficult to predict who will win the Darvish posting. A blind bid makes the bidder want to win, but not by too much. I think they thought they had a good chance to win for DiceK. I hope the optimism is accurate.

    Timing questions. When would Darvish be posted, if he is, and what is the time frame to select the winner? Will the teams know the results in time to still bid on free agents?

  69. spidanyc November 4th, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    When does the posting for Darvish take place?

  70. MTU November 4th, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    “Nomo says hi”

    One exception.

    Igawa, Tazawa, and Dice-K say hi too.

    ;)

  71. Erin November 4th, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    MTU-how was your hike?

  72. Against All Odds November 4th, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Kuroda also checks in

  73. Triple Short of a Cycle November 4th, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    Igawa, Tazawa, and Dice-K say hi too.

    —————————————

    Igawa and Tazawa were not supposed to be good pitchers at all.

    Dice K was good his first 2 years and then he got hurt. The Sox also wouldn’t allow him to follow his own routine and furthermore Darvish’s worst season = Dice K’s best season.

    It is like comparing Halladay to Burnett

  74. pat November 4th, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    “Nomo says hi”

    I don’t know whether Darvish is a good idea or not but……..

    according to Baseball Reference, Nomo’s closest similiar MLB pitcher is AJ Burnett so you might have a hard time convincing some people here that Nomo’s track record is a good agument for wanting Darvish.

    http://www.baseball-reference......hi01.shtml

  75. Erin November 4th, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Joba_62 I can’t begin to thank everyone for last night. It was a great evening for the dream 62 foundation! http://pic.twitter.com/FPX2x3JJ

  76. Erin November 4th, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    New Post: Swisher’s new home field

    :arrow:

  77. Tar November 4th, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Has anybody heard anything about Andy? I just have a feeling he’s not done yet. Maybe it’s wishful thinking.

    Offer Garcia arb. take the picks, and bring back Andy. Sounds good to me

  78. MTU November 4th, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Erin-

    Check your e-mail.

    It was spectacular. Thanks for asking.

    :)

  79. Dionysius Thelxinoe November 4th, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    First Bob Forsch, now -

    R. I. P. Matty Alou, age 72.

    Interesting career, GB may remember him. He was a Giants prospect with year after year of unfulfilled promise, and was finally traded to the Pirates after a miserable .231 season in 117 games. It was there he met up with Harry Walker, the Pirates hitting coach, who convinced him to stop trying to square up on every fastball, and instead try hitting the ball down on the ground and using his speed. The results were immediate, a .342 BA and a batting title. He ended his career with a lifetime .307.

    Brett, you getting this?

  80. SoS November 4th, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Japanese pitchers have so far been a big waste of money.

    ========

    Could have been different for the last 2 if the Sox allowed Dice to go to the mound with his
    Gyroball 100 percent of the time and Igawa go with a smaller ball + shades made in china. Makes you wonder what if??

  81. trisha - true pinstriped blue November 4th, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Drive by to bring more happiness to my compadres.

    Just call me the messenger of the gift that keeps on giving!

    1. The newly-fired Sux strength and conditioning coach had a lot to say this morning on WEEI. Guess there were guys who just weren’t into the conditioning program. He also felt the team wasn’t playing hard and mentioned one Yankee game in particular! Also felt his hands were tied in that all he could do is recommend to the players and report to those above him.

    Here’s a link to highlights of his interview:

    http://www.weei.com/sports/bos.....fell-track

    2. Curt Schilling said that unless they get a guy in the clubhouse – someone new that is – who is going to be willing to stand up to some of the prima donnas (and he mentioned for example telling Manny to get his ass out and play when Manny said he didn’t feel like playing) the club was going to remain the same as it is now. Pathetic (my word – he didn’t use any word in particular.) :)

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

    On a totally unrelated matter ;) can anyone guess which team in the majors had the lowest number of quality starts this season????

    :D

    Maybe when Betsy comes back around with her undying adulation for the Sux rotation, someone should remind her that it’s important to actually look at the stats and watch the pitchers in question and not just drink the ESPN kool aid – that is if you want to be afforded any degree of credibility in your assessments!

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