Brian Cashman was originally scheduled to appear on tonight’s episode of Yankees Baseball Daily, but the YES Network announced late this afternoon that Cashman had to cancel the appearance because of a scheduling conflict.
Even so, should be interesting to hear Bob Lorenz, Jack Curry, Bob Klapisch and Joel Sherman discuss the current state of the Yankees offseason, especially in the wake of Hal Steinbrenner’s meeting with Scott Boras.
Sherman reported early today that the Yankees front office seems to be in agreement this winter about limited spending. He believes a deal with Jackson would have to be one-year only. This doesn’t seem to be a second Rafael Soriano situation.
It really does feel different, if only because last winter was one of disappointment for the Yankees. They missed out on Cliff Lee, which meant they obviously had money to spend, and so they spent it. This winter, the Yankees approach from the very beginning has been conservative. Obviously the team could decide to extend its budget, but they’ve managed to hold back so far.
In other words, the difference between this year and last year is persistent patience rather than reluctant patience.
If you’re interested, Yankees Baseball Daily airs at 7 p.m. ET.