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Cashman “not on the verge” of making any sort of move

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Nov 09, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Brian Cashman has left the Hyatt Regency here in Indian Wells

“We’re not on the verge of signing anyone,” Cashman said. “At least, I don’t get the feeling from my conversations that anybody on the other side of the fence is ready to jump in on whatever I’ve discussed yet. It’s just early in the process. And I certainly hope no one is going to steal whatever I want.”

It’s more or less as expected this early in the offseason. Cashman said he’s had conversations with other GMs about trades, but there’s nothing brewing.

“Are there opportunities that we could do? Yes, definitely,” Cashman said. “But the ones presented currently, I wouldn’t recommend.”

Is it simply too early to get something done?

“I’m sure individually there might be people that are gaining momentum in their discussions,” Cashman said. “I’m not.”

A few small notes…

• The Yankees top prospects are all in the lower levels of the system, which isn’t a great situation for trade talks and Cashman said he’s not currently discussing any trades that involve any of those Mason Williams, Slade Heathcott, Gary Sanchez types. “Those guys would have interest, without a doubt, with any organization,” Cashman said. “But I’m not in dialogue regarding any of those high-end guys.”

• Cashman said he’s not surprised that none of his qualifying offers are likely to be accepted. “You never know,” he said. “You don’t know how discussions are. Our estimation was that the market would probably dictate a no.”

• Players have until 5 p.m. ET to accept or reject the qualifying offers.

• Asked specifically about Ichiro Suzuki, Cashman said there’s nothing new in conversations with Ichiro’s representatives.

• It seemed to be a pretty quiet morning for everyone here. GMs came and went and there really wasn’t much buzz in the lobby, just wrapping up another quiet set of meetings.

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86 Responses to “Cashman “not on the verge” of making any sort of move”

  1. Shame Spencer November 9th, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Lol, wtf kind of post is this? Chad should just post this very same article every day.

  2. blake November 9th, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    ” And I certainly hope no one is going to steal whatever I want.”

    I think Jonesy and Freddy are safe Cash…..

  3. Chip November 9th, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Hard to post anything new when Cashman just gives the same answers.

  4. Chip November 9th, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    blake November 9th, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    ” And I certainly hope no one is going to steal whatever I want.”

    I think Jonesy and Freddy are safe Cash…..
    ————-

    Sad but true.

  5. blake November 9th, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    let me guess….the prices make Cash want to curl up in a fetal position and say momma?

  6. bruceb November 9th, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    There’s people without power, without food, without homes yet average baseball players can thumb their nose at a qualifying offer of $13 million for one year’s work.

    I know you shouldn’t draw comparisons between sports with real life but isn’t about time baseball salaries actually came down rather than going up? If the Yanks sell all their season tickets for 2013 when you can buy them for a fraction of the price on StubHub then I’ll really know the world has gone stark raving mad.

  7. MTU November 9th, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Just keep twiddling your thumbs Brian and trying to be Mr. Cool.

    Everyone wants to be a Yankee.

    No one else is competitive and pays.

    You won’t lose anyone by waiting.

    :(

  8. MTU November 9th, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    I’m now convinced that Cashman lives in an alternate reality.

    ;)

  9. thewarrior82 November 9th, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Cash can’t say everything ppl, it would probably hurt negotiations.

    I think it was Hal’s plan to stock pile draft picks and begin the process of building a cheaper more efficient operation and it’s this off season with putting out QO’s that they knew would get rejected / i don’t think they’re upset about it

  10. Chad Jennings November 9th, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Shame Spencer November 9th, 2012 at 3:27 pm e
    Lol, wtf kind of post is this? Chad should just post this very same article every day.

    Guess I’ll just make something up next time. Cashman moves slowly in the winter, and he does most of his work in the shadows. It’s November 9. Hard to expect anything different from this right now.

  11. DONNYBROOK November 9th, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Problem is, Hal aint gonna break the bank for lottery tickets\draft picks.

  12. MTU November 9th, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    If you want players who have strong markets you have to pay for them.

    It’s really pretty simple Brian.

    ;)

  13. thewarrior82 November 9th, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    well breaking the bank for lotto picks is still cheaper than breaking the bank on a 100 mill deal in free agency etc

  14. Nick in SF November 9th, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Alternate reality? Is it later than November 9th in this reality or that one? Was the opening day roster suoposed to be set by now or something?

  15. MTU November 9th, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Problem is Chad is that Cashman may not have the luxury of time in a limited market with limited dollars to spend.

    There are a number of possibilities which are contingent upon each other.

    The alternate tracks may not be very good.

    But hey. It’s SuperCashman. Right ?

    Why should he worry.

    ;)

  16. austinmac November 9th, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Whew, when I heard Cashman was speaking I feared he would tell us he is making some progress on something for some time. Cashman relieved me by saying he has no momentum on anything. Remember, the bargains come to those who wait until February. All the other greedy teams are filled. Then, you will see action. Can’t wait!

  17. Shame Spencer November 9th, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Lol, sorry Chad, not directed at your reporting skills, it’s just amusing to see an article with that title after speculation for almost a whole season that this is what we should expect.

    I dunno if you’ve noticed, but we’ve been a pretty depraved bunch lately, Chad.

    Still your girl, forever and for always!!!

  18. thewarrior82 November 9th, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    do ppl not get that until the QO’s are officially declined Cashman has to wait until then to see ? that’s 40 mill hanging in the wind nothing is happening until 5 pm et

  19. MTU November 9th, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    No nick-

    But several dominoes might depend on Kuroda and AP.

    Needs to get cracking on both of those so other items can be taken care of.

    Nonchalance on Kuroda is not a good idea IMO.

    ;)

  20. austinmac November 9th, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Chad,

    I don’t think that was directed to you, but rather the always expected Cashman statements. Without hearing them, they sound so monotone.

  21. DONNYBROOK November 9th, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    If your Hal, and you see Cashman’s comments, you gotta wonder why he is there in the 1st place. Coulda conducted this charade from his broom closet of an office.

  22. MTU November 9th, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Cashman already said he expects them to be declined.

    ;)

  23. thewarrior82 November 9th, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    did Kuroda become the next coming of Verlander or did i miss something? let’s not forget how old he is and next year player’s in the AL have seen his repetoire and he will prolly be unable to repeat this year’s performance losing Kuroda and gaining a pick not a bad thing / he’s almost 40 they need to get younger and cheaper / let him walk and move on

  24. Nick in SF November 9th, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    And you know that they’re nonchalant about Kuroda how? The QO will be rejected or accepted today.

  25. MTU November 9th, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Kuroda is an excellent fit on a 1 yr deal for the Yankees.

    He may in fact be the best fit out there.

  26. thewarrior82 November 9th, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    MTU –

    but at what cost ? 13.3 is too much at that price / rejecting that would indicate he wants more or 2 yrs, yanks will NOT do that in their quest to get younger

  27. blake November 9th, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    “Guess I’ll just make something up next time. ”

    please do…..it would be much more entertaining :)

  28. austinmac November 9th, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    None of us expect Cashman to tell us his deepest secrets or intentions. We are all starved for some reason to have optimism the “gaping holes” are going to be filled with good players.

  29. MTU November 9th, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    By Cashman’s comment that he doesn’t expect anyone to steal them away.

    Really ?

    No one else is interested in Kuroda ?

    Or does that mean he intends to do what it takes ?

    A negotiating ploy over 1 or 2 mil.

    terrific.

  30. tom tresh 15 November 9th, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    It’s a process

  31. blake November 9th, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    “do ppl not get that until the QO’s are officially declined Cashman has to wait until then to see ? that’s 40 mill hanging in the wind nothing is happening until 5 pm et”

    sure….Cashman’s yearly talking points just kinda get mundane after awhile though I guess.

  32. MTU November 9th, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Kuroda should be offered more on a 1 yr. if that is what it takes.

    He’s proved himself and he’s the best fit out there on a 1 yr. contract.

  33. JobaTipsHisCap November 9th, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    it’s bad to see Kuroda gone;
    swisher? who cares.

  34. austinmac November 9th, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Kuroda has been a very consistent performer in the US. He was throwing 93-94 at time at the end of the year. In my opinion, he is one of the more likely pitchers around to pitch effectively next year.

  35. austinmac November 9th, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    MTU,

    I agree, but I don’t think the team will do two.

  36. MTU November 9th, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Blake-

    I’m tired of them too !

    I miss that financial edge.

  37. thewarrior82 November 9th, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    but if he rejects the QO then to me Kuroda is gone, because that would indicate he either wants more money or yrs than he should get i like Kuroda but if he rejects it i think he’s a goner

  38. Benny Blanco November 9th, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Fellas,

    We need to stop falling for the bait. Cashman never reveals the yankees true plans.

  39. Nick in SF November 9th, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    MTU, I think you’re badly misinterpreting Cashman’s comment about hoping no one will steal away who he might be after. It’s probably a more general comment and not specific to Kuroda. If 5:00 p.m. rolls around and Kuroda announces a deal elsewhere, I’ll be proven badly wrong.

  40. MTU November 9th, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    Mac-

    I agree. If it takes 2 he walks.

    Someone said earlier that based on last year’s WAR Kuroda is worth around 17.

    I hope we keep that in mind especially since we’re talking a 1 yr. deal.

  41. Phranchise November 9th, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    I wonder ultimately if this is the year, given what the Orioles did last year, that people actually accept some of the money they are willing to spend and they land someone big.

  42. MTU November 9th, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    OK Nick.

    Hope you’re right. We need Hiroki-san back.

  43. Phranchise November 9th, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Do the Yankees pay Hughes this year and keep him? Or will he get traded. Thoughts?

  44. MTU November 9th, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    And we need AP back too.

    ;)

  45. thewarrior82 November 9th, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    the yanks are gonna have their hands full while trying to accomplish a few things all at once – remain competitive, get younger and cheaper, allow the higher paid players on the team to not have to be the best and carry the load because theyre all in decline, it’s gonna be tough and i think next few yrs will be bridge years

  46. Shame Spencer November 9th, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    blake November 9th, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    “Guess I’ll just make something up next time. ”

    please do…..it would be much more entertaining :)

    —————

    Hey, it’s what Pete used to do!!

    Seriously, Chad should just turn this into a creative writing blog for the rest of the winter…

  47. austinmac November 9th, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    I have heard on MLB radio the O’s are after Hamilton. That would change their offense. We were about even with them last year. If they get the best free agent and the Yankees lose three of their important players, is that a good thing?

  48. Shame Spencer November 9th, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    I can’t see Kuroda signing anywhere right away.. if he’s going to field offers he’ll probably take at least a bit of time. Nothing we can do really, like a soon-to-be-dad waiting for his wife to pop out a baby, we can only wait…. and smoke a ton of cigars.

  49. Chip November 9th, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Molasses going up hill moves slowly in the offseason. There are dead people who move with a greater sense of urgency than Cashman LOL

  50. MTU November 9th, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    IMO the way forward for the Yankees is thru a combo of trades and the Farm.

    But you’re correct when you say it will be difficult and will require smarts.

  51. Shame Spencer November 9th, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    “yanks will NOT do that in their quest to get younger”

    Is this the quest we’re on?? I thought we were on the quest to get cheaper…

    We should buck it all and go on a quest for a golden ring, instead.

  52. djsunyc November 9th, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    one issue that most fans gloss over is that agents will want more money from the yankees than anywhere else. with high ny state taxes as well as nyc taxes, a salary would have to be at least 25% more than if the player signs elsewhere.

  53. MTU November 9th, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Shame-

    Tobacco is bad for your health.

    ;)

  54. Hassey November 9th, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    the whole Cahsman blase interview was just code for – “hey pal, give me a break, I’ve still got two sleeping chicks in my room, can’t this wait”

  55. austinmac November 9th, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Shame,

    I would like to tell the story of how I kept Hamilton sober, and how it led to a low cost, one year signing with the Yankees. That led to a flood of players wanting to join the one year bandwagon.

  56. austinmac November 9th, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    I’m going for the golden ticket.

  57. Shame Spencer November 9th, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Ohhhh… you know what we should do to pass the time next week? Let’s turn the blog section into a creative writing exercise!! One of us will start the story lol, and the others will move the plot forward using the usual wit and humor I expect from LoHud. Hmmmmm… I’ll have this more fleshed out by Monday.

  58. Chip November 9th, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    austinmac November 9th, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    I have heard on MLB radio the O’s are after Hamilton. That would change their offense. We were about even with them last year. If they get the best free agent and the Yankees lose three of their important players, is that a good thing?
    —————

    I heard that rumor was shot down. Though they are supposedly considering Nick Swisher.

  59. MTU November 9th, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    I’ll check back later to see if I misinterpreted Cashman’s comment and Nick had the better read on him after all.

    This is one time I hope to be wrong.

    :)

  60. thewarrior82 November 9th, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Hal strikes me as a guy who wants to save money and win – but win in a more efficient way, and he seems more patient and able to deal with the growing pains than his pop was, but who knows I could be wrong and they could buy everyone like they’ve done the past 10-12 yrs, I get more satisfaction when they produce players from within like teams are meant to do

  61. MTU November 9th, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Or Hal could just be too in love with his spreadsheets and not have his Father’s passion for winning.

    We’ll see.

    ;)

  62. thewarrior82 November 9th, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    i don’t think trying to run a business efficiently makes you non-competitive / he was in charge in 2009 when they won don’t forget

  63. thewarrior82 November 9th, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    why is Feinstand insisting Swish was a fan favorite? he never was, he was always a goofy guy who tried too hard to be the laughable lovable yankee and it always came across fake

  64. MTU November 9th, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    That was then. This is now.

    ;)

  65. thewarrior82 November 9th, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    well making short-term rash decisions leads to trade guys like Ian Kennedy, Clippard, Austin Jackson, etc they need to be more patient / if not we never have Jeter, Mo, Posada, etc it’s a cycle

  66. Nick in SF November 9th, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    BREAKING: CIA Director Petraeus has rejected the Yankees’ Qualifying Offer and is said to be “looking forward to exploring all options in free agency.”

    :shock:

  67. MTU November 9th, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    By the way w82.

    You’re doing one heck of a job for a guy who has never posted until now.

    You’re certainly not shy. You’re doing a good job of making up for lost time.

    :)

  68. thewarrior82 November 9th, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    slow day at the office!! ha ha thanks i always tuned in on the blog and have for yrs, finally decided to start joinin in on the fun haha

  69. austinmac November 9th, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Welcome Warrior. The issue many of us dispute is Hal and his gang are being efficient or effective as the cap approaches.

  70. Barry November 9th, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    All qualifying offers have been refused, per the Post.

  71. thewarrior82 November 9th, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    I think a big prob they have is Cash seems to have a general plan and has made some real good moves over the yrs but occasionally will get undermined and overruled / like Soriano, AROD etc and it throws things off – there’s a lot of ppl making decisions and noone seems to have a plan of how to get to the finish line they need to let Cash have full control and do his work Randy Levine has made his life more difficult

  72. jacksquat November 9th, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    No significant news was expected yet, at least not by me. They had to wait until that 40 mil in QO’s just hanging out there has been refused. And then we have to wait and see if Kuroda and Pettitte are coming back, because if they do not then it changes the game plan significantly. Can’t wait too long though, options could disappear while waiting. They need answers from K & P in the next week or two.

  73. RadioKev November 9th, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    thewarrior82 November 9th, 2012 at 4:26 pm
    why is Feinstand insisting Swish was a fan favorite? he never was, he was always a goofy guy who tried too hard to be the laughable lovable yankee and it always came across fake
    ———-

    I think for a period he had one of the best selling Yankee jerseys, actually.

  74. willwill November 9th, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    So essentially we are getting 3 sandwich round picks between 1st and 2nd round. Correct?

  75. Yankee Trader November 9th, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    “Mo takes big step toward return to action”

    Stirred some excitement, posted in mlb.com a few minutes ago, until I read the entire article:

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/articl.....8;c_id=mlb

  76. blake November 9th, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    @JonHeymanCBS: everyone who received 13.3M qual offer rejected it. thats bj, bourn, kuroda, swisher, soriano, lohse, laroche, hamilton

  77. austinmac November 9th, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Feinsand is absolutely correct Swisher provided a lot of production to help the team the the playoffs. He has been one of the important bats. It is hard to replace.

  78. tomingeorgia November 9th, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    Swish was always a favorite of mine. He played hard, loved New York, and deeply cared. Never came across as phony to me, “goofy”, as somebody said, but not phony. And where oh where are we going to find someone to replace his production?

  79. Yankee Trader November 9th, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    Per RAB’s Kuroda officially declined the QO.

  80. tomingeorgia November 9th, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    BloggingBombers Here’s the list of MLB corner outfielders with 100 HR, 320 RBI, 320 runs, 550 games from 2009-12: Ryan Braun, Matt Holliday, Nick Swisher.

  81. sevrox November 9th, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Don’t post here much (although Trish should remember me from the halcyon daze of the NYTimes Yankee blog), but if the Yanks traded Cano for something of worth and let David Adams work his way into the 2nd base hole, I’d be suitably entertained.

  82. austinmac November 9th, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    I don’t get the joy of good players leaving when budgetary issues make good players replacing them doubtful.

  83. Yankee Trader November 9th, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    New Post————->

  84. Villa Nova-Ya November 9th, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    The Lohud contingent does not represent the majority of Yankees fans. Swisher is/was a favorite and he will be missed by many, for many reasons.

    Not to mention, who will be the go-to quote guy in the clubhouse that takes the heat off of everyone else who is not as comfortable with the media?

    It is unfortunate that his numbers didn’t make the transition to the post-season, but there is no doubt that he did the hard work to get the team TO the playoffs while he was here.

  85. Barry November 9th, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    I want Swisher back…the let Swisher walk crowd is just on the blog not a anything at all based in reality. A good guy who should be retained, if possible.

  86. NYY_Girl_Penny November 9th, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    tomingeorgia November 9th, 2012 at 5:01 pm
    BloggingBombers Here’s the list of MLB corner outfielders with 100 HR, 320 RBI, 320 runs, 550 games from 2009-12: Ryan Braun, Matt Holliday, Nick Swisher.

    Here’s a list of the most unclutch playoff hitter who blames balls lost in lights.

    Nick Swisher

    lol now comparing swisher to braun/holliday — oy vey.

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