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Montgomery and Heathcott in 2013?

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jan 04, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Don’t forget we’re having a chat at noon today. I hoping some of you can stop by before we head into the first weekend of 2013. And to try to build some positive vibes heading into the weekend — and into the chat! — let’s start today with something positive.

Late last night, Jack Curry tweeted about a conversation he had with Yankees amateur scouting director Damon Oppenheimer. Why talk to Oppenheimer five months before the draft? Because Curry was asking about guys Oppenheimer drafted a few years ago, specifically center fielder Slade Heathcott and reliever Mark Montgomery.

Maybe he’s being overly optimistic — especially in Heathcott’s case — but Oppenheimer said he could see each of them getting to New York before the end of the year.

Makes sense with Montgomery, a college reliever who’s moved quickly through the system and got to Double-A last year. Oppenheimer called Montgomery’s slider “really sick” and spoke highly of his makeup. In my conversations with the Yankees minor league decision makers, I’ve heard him compared to Dave Robertson for his ability to get strikeouts with both his fastball and breaking ball.

Although he’s not on the 40-man and has fewer than 30 innings above High-A, Montgomery has been so good in the minors that I tend to think it will be an upset if he’s not at least a September call-up.

On the other hand, a Yankees official mentioning the idea of Heathcott getting to the big leagues this year surprised me a little. Clearly the Yankees were happy with Heathcott’s return from shoulder surgery, and he was terrific in the Arizona Fall League, but the Yankees have been so cautious with Heathcott — keeping him in extended spring training, then limiting him to DH until mid-July – that I don’t really expect them to suddenly rush him. That’s especially true considering the big league roster already has three left-handed outfielders capable of playing center (four the Yankees find a way to keep Chris Dickerson).

But Oppenheimer is bullish. He called Heathcott an “impact player” and left open the possibility of him playing his way into the big league picture before the end of the season. Of course you’d expect the Yankees scouting director to be high on his own prospect, but the Yankees usually back away from this sort of on-the-fast-track expectation. If Heathcott can stay healthy, move quickly and live up to his potential, the Yankees could have one of those coveted, cost-controlled players sooner rather than later.

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230 Responses to “Montgomery and Heathcott in 2013?”

  1. CountryClub January 4th, 2013 at 9:08 am

    I’ve said for a while that I think the Yanks hope that Heathcott and Austin will be able to contribute in 2014. 13 is probably optimistic for Heathcott, but if he has a big year, I wouldnt be shocked to see him get called up in Sept to try to get him acclimated to the majors.

    Unless Montgomery gets hurt, I think he comes up mid 2013.

  2. austinmac January 4th, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Montgomery has a great slider. However, his fastball is 90-92. Acceptable but far from overpowering.

  3. blake January 4th, 2013 at 9:09 am

    it would be awesome if those guys had good years and starting knocking on the big league door…..it’d really solve some issues

  4. blake January 4th, 2013 at 9:11 am

    Montgomery’s fastball doesn’t really play up like DRob’s from what I’ve seen…..which is limited…..that’s really what makes Robertson so good. Montgomery’s slider is nasty though.

  5. BIG AL January 4th, 2013 at 9:12 am

    I can invision Heathcott doing very well in the minors, the Yankees moving Granderson at the trade deadline, and bringing up Heathcott.

    If Cashman is getting positive feedback on the farm, then he may be reluctant to make a major move, and empty the farm for one player.

  6. austinmac January 4th, 2013 at 9:14 am

    Robertson can throw a 92 mph fastball by many hitters due to stride or hiding the ball. Montgomery’s slider might be better than Robertson’s curve.

  7. Yankee Trader January 4th, 2013 at 9:22 am

    MTU-

    This is Upton’s contract. Let’s just say the Yankees are not on his NT list so that a renegotiation of the contract would not come in play.

    13:$9.75M, 14:$14.25M, 15:$14.5M
    limited no-trade protection (may block deals to four clubs — originally Cleveland, Detroit, Kansas City, Oakland)

    River Avenue Blues did a nice job the other day of figuring up the 2013 opening day payroll and found 3-8M dollars left, if the Yankees approach their highest opening day payroll in 2010: $213,359,389.

    So here’s the purely hypothetical deal. Remember the Rangers have already gotten Stanton for their prized prospects, the Braves resigned Bourn for one year and the Mariners are a no go for Stanton.

    Towers wants pitching and maybe a young, near ready, 3rd baseman.

    The Yankees have finally freed up money by trading Granderson for prospects and have just signed Shaun Marcum to a reasonable one year deal. The Yankees know that southern California guy,Hughes, will not sign a reasonable extension and will test FA looking for Anibal Sanches $$$$’s.

    The Yankees package Phil Hughes, Adam Warren, David Adams, and another minor prospect for Justin Upton. Probably not enough, but remember the Rangers and Braves are out now on Upton.

    Deal or no deal?

  8. MTU January 4th, 2013 at 9:22 am

    Heathcott looks like Lenny Dykstra.

    Hope he proves a little smarter and more durable.

  9. BIG AL January 4th, 2013 at 9:23 am

    ML hitters seem to all have a problem hitting the breaking pitches, so, I’d rather have a pitcher coming out of the BP that can throw a breaking ball for strikes, rather than a FB pitcher. ML hitters are very good at hitting a FB, especially if they know that’s what the pitcher is throwing.

    Look at the success MO’s had all these years, throwing the same breaking pitch over and over.

  10. blake January 4th, 2013 at 9:23 am

    “Deal or no deal?”

    the Dbacks would keep Upton before making that deal….unhappy or not IMO

  11. BIG AL January 4th, 2013 at 9:24 am

    YT –

    No deal, too much for that player, IMO.

  12. blake January 4th, 2013 at 9:25 am

    but if Hughes won’t sign an extension and Marcum would do a one year deal then I’d certainly shop Hughes and trade him if something made sense…..if not then I’d just make him the 4th or 5th starter and have a great rotation for 2013

  13. Shame Spencer January 4th, 2013 at 9:25 am

    If Towers really wants pitching we just don’t have the prospects to give him. Same for 3B.

  14. blake January 4th, 2013 at 9:26 am

    “No deal, too much for that player, IMO.”

    it’s not nearly enough…..one year of Hughes and a couple of B prospects? No way the Dbacks would do that…..

  15. MTU January 4th, 2013 at 9:26 am

    YT-

    Definitely not enough. No deal.

    And as I have mentioned previously I do not think the Yankees are trading Hughes.

    I have absolutely no idea what Towers would want at this point.

    If Cashman were serious he should just offer Towers a list of players and say pick 3/4 of them. One from each category.

    Chinese menu style.

    ;)

  16. Tackelberry January 4th, 2013 at 9:26 am

    Looks like Trenton is gonna have an exciting team this year with Heathcott,Flores and maybe Austin all in the same outfield. Would like to see JR Murphy rebound this year after a disappointing year offensively last year. I hear he has made tremendous strides defensivley behind the plate. Hopefully Mason Williams and Gary Sanchez can get off to good starts in High A and get to Trenton by midseason as well.

  17. MTU January 4th, 2013 at 9:28 am

    2013/14.

    The years of the Farm.

    Maybe.

    Got to walk the Mops.

    Later.

  18. Shame Spencer January 4th, 2013 at 9:29 am

    I’ve been avoiding Trenton and “central Jersey” for my entire life… that might change this season.

  19. BIG AL January 4th, 2013 at 9:35 am

    Before making a big deal for J. Uptin, and giving away the farm, let’s look at his numbers compared to Nick Swisher, the RF we let walk.

    Uptin – BA – .278, OBP – .357, SLG – .475, OPS – .785, OPS+ – 107, HR – 17

    Swisher – BA .272, OBP – .364, SLG – .473, OPS – .837, OPS+ – 126, HR – 24

    For me it’s Stanton, and giving up top prospects, or standing pat with what I’ve got, and hoping the prospects come through by the end of this season, or are ready to start next season.

  20. blake January 4th, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Check out Upton’s 2011 numbers…..and that he’s 25 years old (the same age as David Adams)

  21. Yankee Trader January 4th, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Big AL-

    The concerns on Upton are attitude and injuries. He missed time with a lonsg stint on DL for a left shoulder injury, twice for obliques and another for a thumb injury.

    Blake and MTU and anyone. That trade for Upton was predicated only on the fact that other teams were out on Upton and Towers had to trade him, but I see your point so I upped the deal to include Boone Logan.

    I’m not so sure how great the current starting staff will be. Remember they are pitching to a fidgety Cervelli or Stewart who allowed 8 passed balls in limited duty.

    I’m not so sure of ho

  22. blake January 4th, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Swisher is basically Upton’s floor as JF said last night…..Matt Kemp is his ceiling.

  23. Howe Farr January 4th, 2013 at 9:41 am

    Before making a big deal for J. Uptin, and giving away the farm, let?s look at his numbers compared to Nick Swisher, the RF we let walk.

    Uptin ? BA ? .278, OBP ? .357, SLG ? .475, OPS ? .785, OPS+ ? 107, HR ? 17

    Swisher ? BA .272, OBP ? .364, SLG ? .473, OPS ? .837, OPS+ ? 126, HR ? 24

    _________________________________________
    Forgot something:
    Upton age 25
    Swisher age 32

  24. BIG AL January 4th, 2013 at 9:42 am

    blake -

    I could be wrong, but, my concern with Upton is his attitude, lack of playing 100% at all times, and his history of injuries. I smell a bad deal if Cashman goes after him. If I’m to go all in, it’s for a player like Stanton, but not on Upton, JMO.

  25. blake January 4th, 2013 at 9:42 am

    “Blake and MTU and anyone. That trade for Upton was predicated only on the fact that other teams were out on Upton and Towers had to trade him, but I see your point so I upped the deal to include Boone Logan.”

    still not enough IMO

  26. blake January 4th, 2013 at 9:43 am

    “I smell a bad deal if Cashman goes after him. If I’m to go all in, it’s for a player like Stanton, but not on Upton, JMO.”

    I don’t like to speculate on players personalities because I don’t know them at all…..all I know is that talent wise they are similar players…..Upton is actually probably more rounded as a player.

  27. Shame Spencer January 4th, 2013 at 9:44 am

    Yeah with Upton it’s all about the fact that he has upside. But I get the thinking Al is working with.. if you’re gonna go all in, might as well go for the better player.

    That being said, I’m pretty sure Texas is gonna get Upton.

    Marlins will probably hang onto Giancarlo and either cash in using some desperate team next off season or at a trade deadline this year or next.

  28. BIG AL January 4th, 2013 at 9:47 am

    If MLB wants to see parity, perhaps they should consider a salary cap, no contracts to exceed 3 years, allow teams to trade draft picks, thus giving all teams a better shot at signing quality players they can afford.

    Yes, I know it’ll never happen. :(

  29. Ys Guy January 4th, 2013 at 9:48 am

    i think upton’s a good candidate to bust out. but im not willing to give up 2 top prospects plus nova for that given current circumstances.

  30. yankeefeminista January 4th, 2013 at 9:52 am

    I don’t know about those old videos of Williams; he added 30 pounds last offseason, so he should be more muscular and with that will come more power. I agree about Heathcott slapping the ball a la Gardner, but think he definitely has the potential to show more power. And he did put up a .522 SLG vs. RHP at A+. I’d take that in a heartbeat. Park factor at the Trenton Park will likely affect those numbers, doubles at .92, HR at .83. As for Heathcott and recklessness, Williams likes to dive as well, and his shoulder injury from diving was related to a torn labrum he had in high school, so he too isn’t immune to the injury bug of CF’s who like to play very aggressively.

    Montgomery’s slider is sick-nasty, and his FB is better than people think. In spite of the velo, it has late movement when it is working well, but he needs to command it better.

    LOL on what posters on baseball sites are offering for Stanton. I don’t know if sub is required to read this one: http://www.baseballprospectus......leid=19297

  31. The Return of Stoneburner January 4th, 2013 at 9:53 am

    As I’ve said – Heathcott being ready for 2014 is a game changer – it fills an OF spot – and possibly opens up the trade of Gardner – Heathcott and Flores ready for OF and backup OF duty for 2014 also would be great – - – -

    And Montgomery is just the tip of the new iceberg of college relievers coming – along with the eventual conversion of no. 4 and no. 5 type starters in the minors like Warren, Tracy, O’Brien, etc. to to help with the Pen in a Phelps type role – - – -

  32. BIG AL January 4th, 2013 at 9:54 am

    blake -

    Are you serious? You truly believe Upton and Stanton are similar in talent, and Upton is a more rounded player? I can’t believe you believe that.

    In my opinion Stanton is a monster talent, and Upton an above average talent, with a great deal of “potential” that we have yet to see realized.

  33. yankeefeminista January 4th, 2013 at 9:54 am

    Sorry, Shame. I didn’t see your yesterday post until now. Yes, the Gold Medal game is only on NHL Network on Saturday at 8AM. I get it with my sports package. Too bad I have to be at work at 10AM though. Maybe the powers that be will give you a free preview. :)

  34. The Return of Stoneburner January 4th, 2013 at 9:59 am

    via Buster:

    At the time the Arizona Diamondbacks signed Cody Ross, the addition created an outfield surplus for Arizona and there was a sense among some rival evaluators that Jason Kubel was the most likely guy to be traded. But Arizona has made it clear to other teams that Justin Upton is available for the right offer, and the Diamondbacks’ demands have become more open-ended, sources say.

    At the start of the offseason, they had insisted on a shortstop in return for a deal, but now that they have Didi Gregorius as their long-term solution at that position — he’s the shortstop they landed in the Trevor Bauer deal with Cleveland and Cincinnati — they’re more in the mindset of looking for the best possible value for Upton. The Diamondbacks view Seattle as a possible partner for Upton, although the Mariners are on Upton’s list of teams to which he could veto a trade (at a time when a lot of veterans have preferred to not play in Seattle).

    It may turn out that Arizona’s best Upton deal could come from the Rangers, who earlier in the offseason refused to part with either Jurickson Profar or Elvis Andrus for Upton. Other teams say the Rangers are willing to trade Derek Holland in the right deal.

    Upton has been dangled on the market for two straight offseasons now, and it may be best for both sides now if Arizona just makes it’s best deal and moves on. If that doesn’t happen, Upton’s relationship with the organization is going to be the dominant story of the Diamondbacks’ spring training, which wouldn’t be good for the player or the team.

  35. The Return of Stoneburner January 4th, 2013 at 10:01 am

    Buster ranks the top 10 teams in baseball with comments from other teams – Yanks clock in at 10:

    10. New York Yankees
    NL evaluator: “They still have Derek Jeter, Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera. Robinson Cano and Curtis Granderson will be in their walk years, so they’ll figure it out.”

    NL official: “It is pretty amazing to see the Yankees at No. 10 and no Boston, Angels, Philadelphia or Texas. Obviously, many teams outside the top 10 could conceivably win the World Series.”

  36. The Return of Stoneburner January 4th, 2013 at 10:02 am

    More from Buster:

    One way that free agents like Lohse, Rafael Soriano and Michael Bourn could theoretically veer around the whole draft-pick compensation system would be to sign a non-roster, minor-league deal. But a move like that would draw enormous scrutiny from MLB, which would strongly frown upon any effort to paint outside the lines of the newly negotiated labor deal.

  37. Bo knows January 4th, 2013 at 10:04 am

    On the big four prospects – Trading any one of them before the AA hurdle is stupid, short sighted and fill in the blanks. Right now, they just simply don’t know what they have. Heathcott is the closest and probably the most toolsy. Trout drafted a couple of picks before Slade is already terrorizing the ML. Heathcott has the tools, his development was held back by the bad shoulder. The smart thing to do would be to at least have him challenged by AA.

    But unless the Yankee universe ends before ’14 they’d better keep the kids or they have no product on the field in ’14. One way or another Granderson is gone, Cano is at 20 mil plus and there are holes all over the infield. The Yankees better start selling hope real soon to pacify the masses.

  38. blake January 4th, 2013 at 10:09 am

    “Are you serious? You truly believe Upton and Stanton are similar in talent, and Upton is a more rounded player? I can’t believe you believe that.”

    yes….I do. Upton is a better defender….he steals bases….and he has similar offensive upside….I’ve watched them both play a lot. Upton was top 5 in the MVP in 2011 when he was healthy and happy.

  39. blake January 4th, 2013 at 10:10 am

    “Yeah with Upton it’s all about the fact that he has upside. But I get the thinking Al is working with.. if you’re gonna go all in, might as well go for the better player.”

    I’d rather have Giancarlo in a vacuum because he was better last year and because he’s 2 years younger…..but my 2 points are that Upton might cost less to acquire….and that he might actually be possible for the Yankees…..Giancarlo probably is not.

  40. RadioKev January 4th, 2013 at 10:11 am

    blake January 4th, 2013 at 9:11 am
    Montgomery’s fastball doesn’t really play up like DRob’s from what I’ve seen…..which is limited…..that’s really what makes Robertson so good. Montgomery’s slider is nasty though.
    ———–

    In all fairness, D-Rob’s fastball started to become really nasty after a year or so in the majors.

  41. blake January 4th, 2013 at 10:14 am

    “In all fairness, D-Rob’s fastball started to become really nasty after a year or so in the majors.”

    it was nasty when he came up…..he was throwing 90 mph fastballs by people in 2009….it got really nasty when he jumped in velo in 2011.

  42. The Return of Stoneburner January 4th, 2013 at 10:18 am

    I go back and forth on this one – today – go for Morse if he becomes available – hold on to your young talent base and see how they develop in 2013 on the farm and then see where matters stand a year from now – - – - -

  43. Bo knows January 4th, 2013 at 10:19 am

    The problem I have with Upton is that it’s an Ajax trade ll. A year from now Upton could be had for one of the four with filler. Right now it would take two. The Yankees have to come up with a plan and stick to it. The patch work team might still work in ’13 but beyond that the kids need to fill in.

  44. austinmac January 4th, 2013 at 10:35 am

    We’re no. 10! We’re no. 10!

    I haven’t seen what Williams looks like today. It seems unlikely he has gained thirty pounds, but significant gain in muscle should be expected.

    Heathcott is bigger than Gardner and has more power. he looks to my eyes on limited observation to have the tools to be an upper level MLB player. Of course, he must not keep getting hurt.

  45. yankeefeminista January 4th, 2013 at 10:35 am

    Bo, I agree. And we will overpay for Upton, while potentially depleting multiple premium positions. It would be one thing if we created a package around Austin, who is also a COF, and were able to keep Mason, Heathcott, Sanchez. But that is not happening in a deal for Upton. Further, our big 4 right now are more valuable as keepers than as trade bait. Let’s see what we have once they get to AA.

  46. yankeefeminista January 4th, 2013 at 10:37 am

    Austin, when was the Mason video from? He looks a lot different now. Heathcott is undeniably more talented offensively than Brett. The comparison is limited to the slap hitting aspect. Heathcott will be a much better hitter.

  47. austinmac January 4th, 2013 at 10:40 am

    I still do not know if the Yankees are remotely in on Upton. Hal does not want to take on much more money, if any, this year either nor do I think he even wants $8+M for cap purposes on the books.

    Yes, they could trade Granderson to help this year. They should. I wonder if they will tender him a $14M or so QO next year for fear he would take it and kill the budget. If not, of course, we get zip.

  48. AAA January 4th, 2013 at 10:48 am

    I still do not know if the Yankees are remotely in on Upton

    ==================================

    No way they aren’t at least interested. Really comes down to how interested other teams are, like the Braves and Rangers, who could pretty easily best any Yankee offer. Same is true with the Mariners, though that is more about whether Upton would go there than anything else.

  49. blake January 4th, 2013 at 10:49 am

    “The problem I have with Upton is that it’s an Ajax trade ll.”

    I don’t think so for a couple of reasons…..1) Upton is younger than Granderson was 2) Upton has more upside than Granderson 3) Jackson was close to the big leagues whereas the guys we are talking about now aren’t really.

    I see that point…..and I wouldn’t trade the whole farm for Upton….but if I could get him at 25 and keep a couple of the top guys also then I’d do it…..the chances that Mason Williams is ever as good as Justin Upton is right now are low…..and Upton hasn’t touched his own upside yet either.

  50. blake January 4th, 2013 at 10:50 am

    ” Really comes down to how interested other teams are, like the Braves and Rangers, who could pretty easily best any Yankee offer. ”

    if the Braves or Rangers won’t part with Profar, Simmons, or Andrus though then I think it makes it more difficult for them to top the Yanks if the Yanks really decide they want him…..if all 3 teams went all in then sure the Yanks don’t have enough…..but when you talk about players that the teams will actually trade….it might be closer.

  51. AAA January 4th, 2013 at 10:54 am

    if the Braves or Rangers won’t part with Profar, Simmons, or Andrus though then I think it makes it more difficult for them to top the Yanks if the Yanks really decide they want him

    =======================================

    Towers has dropped the SS thing after getting the kid in the Bauer deal. Now it’s down to best package he can get. With Bauer moved, it’s probably safe to assume pitching will be some of what they’re looking for, along with maybe 3B.

  52. BIG AL January 4th, 2013 at 10:57 am

    “I see that point…..and I wouldn’t trade the whole farm for Upton….but if I could get him at 25 and keep a couple of the top guys also then I’d do it…..the chances that Mason Williams is ever as good as Justin Upton is right now are low…..and Upton hasn’t touched his own upside yet either.”

    ************************************************************
    blake -

    What makes you believe Upton will be much better than he has already shown? Do you believe he’ll stay healthy? We have 6 seasons to look at now, and from what I see, I’ll pass if he costs as much as folks here are willing to give up for him. Why should we believe that suddenly, after 6 seasons, he’ll all of a sudden become a major star. My feeling is what you see is what you get. Had Cashman kept what he had in house, this team would be much better, and within budget.

  53. blake January 4th, 2013 at 10:57 am

    “Towers has dropped the SS thing after getting the kid in the Bauer deal. Now it’s down to best package he can get. With Bauer moved, it’s probably safe to assume pitching will be some of what they’re looking for, along with maybe 3B.”

    agreed….so if Profar, Andrus, and Simmons are off the table then the Yanks match up better….the Rangers could still offer Olt +….but Olt could be topped most likely if the Yanks really wanted to

  54. austinmac January 4th, 2013 at 10:58 am

    YF,

    I video I saw of Williams may well be a year or more older.

    I agree Heathcott has much more power upside than Gardner. As you will recall, someone compared him to Hamilton. I would take that. :)

  55. AAA January 4th, 2013 at 11:00 am

    but Olt could be topped most likely if the Yanks really wanted to

    =================================

    Due to lack of proven entities, would probably take 2 of the Big 4, but yeah, they could possibly. Don’t think the Yankees have pitching they can center anything around though, the way the Braves and Mariners can.

  56. Jerkface January 4th, 2013 at 11:01 am

    What makes you believe Upton will be much better than he has already shown? Do you believe he’ll stay healthy? We have 6 seasons to look at now, and from what I see, I’ll pass if he costs as much as folks here are willing to give up for him. Why should we believe that suddenly, after 6 seasons, he’ll all of a sudden become a major star. My feeling is what you see is what you get. Had Cashman kept what he had in house, this team would be much better, and within budget.

    1. He is 25
    2. .278 .357 .475 .832
    3. .289 .369 .529 .898 (this literally happened only 1 season ago)
    4. .300 .366 .532 .899

    The biggest part of his performance that was affected by injury was his power, he still hit & got on base. Being a year removed from thumb injury = power back. Hooray.

  57. AAA January 4th, 2013 at 11:02 am

    What makes you believe Upton will be much better than he has already shown?

    ========================================

    A fair point. Longer he goes w/o hitting that upside, the chances of him doing ever doing so drop exponentially.

  58. Jerkface January 4th, 2013 at 11:03 am

    289 .369 .529 .898 would have been second to only robinson cano on the yankees. I would trade Mason Williams and whatever for a 25 year old who is only second to robinson cano.

    I’d let the contract ride for 2013 & 2014 then try to work on an extension.

  59. Jerkface January 4th, 2013 at 11:04 am

    A lot of guys aren’t even in the majors at 25, let alone with 2 near .900 OPS seasons under their belt. Special guy, this Upton.

  60. G. Love January 4th, 2013 at 11:05 am

    When people wonder why a lot of us fans are ticked off at the front office, just read the latest from our high character GM.

    “I know a lot of people have told me they think home runs are bad,” Cashman said. “I’m not one of them. Well, those people are going to get a chance to see what it looks like.”

    The guy is a toad. He’s always been a toad. The quote says it all. Like we’re going to be punished this season for wanting hitters who can hit for a higher average. Like the Yankees are dumping the HR hitters because of the fans. Hogwash. They didn’t develop any, they traded some away and they don’t want to pay great hitters now. That’s the reality. They’re not losing HR’s because the fans are demanding it. They’re losing them because they stink as an organization when it comes to development and long range planning. They also stink because they are putting money and profit now in front of winning.

    That quote from Cashman infuriated me this morning. Like they’re doing it for the critics to prove a point. He’s a toad and the sooner they sell the team and that toad is out of baseball, the better.

  61. Jerkface January 4th, 2013 at 11:08 am

    There is also this quote G. Love which I lol’d at:

    @bkabak

    Maybe short-sighted to trade Montero if Cashman’s “sandbox isn’t producing a lot of choices right now for power guys” 1 year later. I dunno.

  62. blake January 4th, 2013 at 11:09 am

    “What makes you believe Upton will be much better than he has already shown?”

    did you watch him any in 2011? he’s only 25 years old…..

  63. Shame Spencer January 4th, 2013 at 11:10 am

    yankeefeminista January 4th, 2013 at 9:54 am

    Sorry, Shame. I didn’t see your yesterday post until now. Yes, the Gold Medal game is only on NHL Network on Saturday at 8AM. I get it with my sports package. Too bad I have to be at work at 10AM though. Maybe the powers that be will give you a free preview. :)

    —————

    I might just order it for the day!! Those bast*rds at Optimum will still charge me some prorated fee, I’m sure.

  64. blake January 4th, 2013 at 11:10 am

    “Due to lack of proven entities, would probably take 2 of the Big 4, but yeah, they could possibly. Don’t think the Yankees have pitching they can center anything around though, the way the Braves and Mariners can.”

    yea it would…..the Dbacks have pitching still….it just depends on how they match up…..

  65. G. Love January 4th, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Jerkface,

    For him to say that was a slap in the face of every Yankee fan. Like they’re dumping HR hitters to prove some point to his critics on team construction. The arrogance and enmity in that quote is appalling. What a great choice to lead this organization into the future.

  66. Shame Spencer January 4th, 2013 at 11:12 am

    I’d stream it online but my computer is about 7 years too old for that.. I can’t even watch YouTube videos properly :|

  67. blake January 4th, 2013 at 11:13 am

    “I know a lot of people have told me they think home runs are bad,” Cashman said. “I’m not one of them. Well, those people are going to get a chance to see what it looks like.”

    this is such BS….nobody with any sense ever said homers were bad…..it’s only bad when that’s all you can do. Is Cashman really trying to spin this team off as a “well this is what the fans wanted” non-sense…..please…..the fans never asked for a geriatric team of injury risks anyway.

  68. DONNYBROOK January 4th, 2013 at 11:13 am

    - YANKEE PRIORITIES -

    (1) EITHER TRADE OR SIGN CANO ASAP – Getting into a bidding war next offseason would be Dumb.

    (2) TRADE GRANDERSON – As Elrond warned, “He is NOT coming back”. The draft pick\draft slot $$$ is Not close to his actual value.

    (3) GAG CASHMAN – He’s already whining about the power outtage with the 2013 Yankees. His GM duties have thus far been limited to writing checks for 30HR Free Agents. His expertise Stops there.

    (4) HAVE A “SIT DOWN” WITH JEET – Discuss extending him Now, and Stop the expensive Yankee practice of Not extending a player currently under contract.

  69. BIG AL January 4th, 2013 at 11:14 am

    JF -

    When quoting numbers, quote them all, so the whole picture can be seen.

    Upton OPS

    1 – .647
    2 – .816
    3 – .899
    4 – .799
    5 – .898
    6 – .785

    So yes, Upton had 2 season near a .900 OPS, but he also had 2 seasons below .800, and 1 season just above .600. In 6 seasons his OPS is .832.

  70. austinmac January 4th, 2013 at 11:16 am

    G.Love,

    I commented on Cashman’s quote earlier. It seems he understood our concern over a one dimensional team to mean we wanted less power and less hitting. Ridiculous.

    It is a clear sign of disrespect for we fans. Yes, Brian you have met our desire for a team with less power and less likelhood to win. Go get another job.

  71. Jerkface January 4th, 2013 at 11:18 am

    When quoting numbers, quote them all, so the whole picture can be seen.

    Upton OPS

    1 – .647
    2 – .816
    3 – .899
    4 – .799
    5 – .898
    6 – .785

    So yes, Upton had 2 season near a .900 OPS, but he also had 2 seasons below .800, and 1 season just above .600. In 6 seasons his OPS is .832.

    Do I need to quote all the numbers? You were the one acting as if he had never done anything good. May as well throw out his first season. It was his 40 game debut as a 19 year old.

    You look at the other years and there is 1 constant. His ability to hit for average & get on base. His power fluctuated due to injury. He has shown he can reach a real nice level of performance. And he is not even in his prime.

  72. Shame Spencer January 4th, 2013 at 11:18 am

    “I know a lot of people have told me they think home runs are bad,” Cashman said. “I’m not one of them. Well, those people are going to get a chance to see what it looks like.”

    ————————–

    …What the f*ck???

    Man, there’s nothing like completely misrepresenting an argument. That comment right there is like something straight off LoHud. Cash can’t be serious.. he sounds pretty annoyed, tbh. Not sure how much longer he lasts with this team.

  73. Against All Odds January 4th, 2013 at 11:18 am

    Sometimes Brian can be so arrogant when it comes to trying to prove a point.

  74. austinmac January 4th, 2013 at 11:19 am

    I think you might see if Jeter can walk without a limp before he is extended. Being a star does not make your bones and ligaments heal differently. We must wait and hope. That’s why, IMO, Nunez will not be moved.

  75. austinmac January 4th, 2013 at 11:20 am

    me,

    I would have thought your presidency of Team Greedy would entitle you to a new laptop. You need an agent.

  76. austinmac January 4th, 2013 at 11:21 am

    That was to Shame of course.

  77. Against All Odds January 4th, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Cash can’t be serious.. he sounds pretty annoyed, tbh

    ————————-

    He always gets annoyed when ppl challenge his beliefs. Read his reaction to the Joba debacle a few seasons ago or when he responded to critics that say they haven’t developed pitching.

  78. BIG AL January 4th, 2013 at 11:22 am

    JF -

    Stanton at 23 is further from his prime, and a monster hitter already.

    My point was, blake was saying he thought Upton was as good as Stanton, and a better all around player, this I can’t fathom.

  79. Shame Spencer January 4th, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Jerkface January 4th, 2013 at 11:08 am

    There is also this quote G. Love which I lol’d at:

    @bkabak

    Maybe short-sighted to trade Montero if Cashman’s “sandbox isn’t producing a lot of choices right now for power guys” 1 year later. I dunno.

    ———————-

    Are these real quotes, guys? I mean… really??

  80. Tar January 4th, 2013 at 11:22 am

    F%#% Cashman. He thinks he’s more important than the team or its fans. So sick of his arrogance.

  81. Shame Spencer January 4th, 2013 at 11:25 am

    I would have thought your presidency of Team Greedy would entitle you to a new laptop. You need an agent.

    —————————-

    I need a new job :D

    My loans are turning into something that looks like this: http://images3.wikia.nocookie......h_heap.jpg

  82. yankeefeminista January 4th, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Who wouldn’t want Upton, but not for an overpay. Trading Austin, Mason, plus one other elite prospect (Sanchez or equivalent, but I don’t think they’d want a catcher) plus a Nova and Nunez is an overpay.

    Shame, here’s the package. You can buy it for one month and get all these channels including nhl network. Also some good college hockey on ESPNU: http://www.optimum.com/digital.....ts-pak.jsp

  83. BIG AL January 4th, 2013 at 11:26 am

    ve posted this several times before, the chant that must be heard loud and clear at YS this year is; Cashman sucks, Hal sucks, sell the team – Cashman sucks, Hal sucks, sell the team!

  84. Jerkface January 4th, 2013 at 11:27 am

    Stanton at 23 is further from his prime, and a monster hitter already.

    My point was, blake was saying he thought Upton was as good as Stanton, and a better all around player, this I can’t fathom.

    Well Upton is a better defender with more speed and a higher propensity to hit for average… so yea he is a better all around player. Stanton has unrivaled power, but walks less & strikes out more. Both guys can be .900 OPS hitters in the majors. Talent wise they ARE similar, Upton IS more well rounded.

  85. Shame Spencer January 4th, 2013 at 11:27 am

    OAA – True.

    I’m telling you.. if I’m Derek I worked my butt off to make sure I produce a similar season to last year. If he does that, he’ll be able to pay Cash back in kind for the last negotiations.

  86. BIG AL January 4th, 2013 at 11:28 am

    NHL? Are they still in business?

  87. Against All Odds January 4th, 2013 at 11:28 am

    I think Stanton at his peak is Manny in terms of hitting but Upton maybe better all around. It’s similar to Melo and Lebron. Melo is a better scorer than Lebron by a good margin but Bron is the better all around player.

  88. DONNYBROOK January 4th, 2013 at 11:29 am

    Cashman’s inability to do anything at the Winter Meetings without getting the OK from Hal, revealed him to be impotent. Cashman has been “F-Trooped”, and his comments about the 2013 Yankee offense show he is embarassed and frustrated.

  89. austinmac January 4th, 2013 at 11:29 am

    I used to defend Cashman, and still believe Hal has completely hog tied him, but I am very ready for him to hit the road.

    Most teams try to treat their fans well since they are the customers. Cashman sarcastically chastises the fans.

    Brian, to be clear, we wanted you to make the team better not worse. Maybe it was all a misunderstanding.

    This superior attitude comes from a guy with his personal baggage. I have never mentioned it before, but I am done with him.

  90. Jerkface January 4th, 2013 at 11:29 am

    Being more well rounded doesn’t mean Upton is better than what Stanton is best at… but he is certainly better than what Stanton would not count as his strengths. Sometimes you want a well rounded guy… sometimes you want a guy with extreme strengths.

  91. yankeefeminista January 4th, 2013 at 11:29 am

    I am not condoning Cash’s new loose-lipped non-stop stream of consciousness me against the world blabbering. However, he can say whatever he wants as long as he doesn’t let his ego get in the way of making the right decisions for this ballclub. That is my biggest concern; that somehow he feels his reputation is on the line, so he makes a splashy but foolhardy deal.

  92. Shame Spencer January 4th, 2013 at 11:30 am

    fem – Thanks for the info! I’m gonna check to see if my dad already gets the Network.. maybe I’ll just show up there at 7:30am tomorrow lol. If not, I’ll call and order it tonight. Can’t wait to watch some hockey tomorrow!

    Still can’t really get a handle on what the NHL is going to do this season.. I think they only have another 2 weeks, max, to figure it out.

  93. Jerkface January 4th, 2013 at 11:30 am

    I’d take both guys on the Yankees in a heart beat, but 1 is more available than the other, and certainly less expensive.

  94. austinmac January 4th, 2013 at 11:31 am

    And sometimes you want a player who isn’t 38 plus or doesn’t have a bad back. At this point I would like a 25 year old who could actually be part of the team in 2014. Way to much to hope for.

  95. yankeefeminista January 4th, 2013 at 11:33 am

    “I used to defend Cashman, and still believe Hal has completely hog tied him, but I am very ready for him to hit the road.”

    I used to defend him as well. Now, not so much. All I ask is that Cash cares for this team as if it were his first born or as if he were in the medical profession. Nurture. Primum non nocere.

  96. blake January 4th, 2013 at 11:34 am

    “My point was, blake was saying he thought Upton was as good as Stanton, and a better all around player, this I can’t fathom.”

    I said they were the same level of talents IMO….Stanton was better last year….Upton was better the year before overall.

  97. Shame Spencer January 4th, 2013 at 11:34 am

    BIG AL January 4th, 2013 at 11:28 am

    NHL? Are they still in business?

    ——————

    “Mommy, what’s hockey?” – My Future Phantom Childrens.

  98. J. Alfred Prufrock January 4th, 2013 at 11:35 am

    Heathcott is bigger than Gardner and has more power. he looks to my eyes on limited observation to have the tools to be an upper level MLB player. Of course, he must not keep getting hurt.
    ///

    Definitely more power, but Heathcott is also head and shoulders a better pure hitter than Gardner. He has much more natural talent for hitting for average, as well as more power.

    If Gardner could build on that 2011 postseason where he really just went with what he was given, and hit over .400 against Detroit pitching, that could be a turning point for him. That’s the best Gardner has looked mechanically as a hitter, IMO, since he came here. It’s a small sample though, and his task, as always, will be staying within himself, using his legs at the plate, and avoiding that weird little scoop swing that produces feeble popups and never gives his legs a chance. Maybe, with all the time off, he had time to focus on his hitting mechanics more. The test will be in-game, against pitchers whose job it is to get you out. If he could just stay in that mental space he did against Detroit, which didn’t fear his bat, he could really make a growth spurt offensively. Here’s hoping.

  99. yankeefeminista January 4th, 2013 at 11:36 am

    Shame, you also can watch college hockey on ESPNU! I know you didn’t go to a school that takes hockey seriously, but Division 1 college hockey is awesome. When I made my school list, I considered a bunch of factors from academics to location, but I also had to have a good division one college hockey team at the prospective school. My guidance counselor flipped out when he saw it on my list. lol.

  100. Jerkface January 4th, 2013 at 11:37 am

    That’s the best Gardner has looked mechanically as a hitter, IMO, since he came here. It’s a small sample though

    I’d say his 2010 season, he hit .321 .401 .418 .818 until he hurt his wrist at LAD.

  101. austinmac January 4th, 2013 at 11:37 am

    If Jeter does have a good year this year and declines the option, they will have to pay him and that will cause even more holes that can’t be filled.

    This is a bad time to give up spending money.

    As far as Cashman right to say what he wants, of course he can. He can say things that anger or alienate the fans if he chooses. It seems like a bad choice.

  102. BIG AL January 4th, 2013 at 11:38 am

    JF -

    OK, that’s your opinion, but, If we’re choosing sides and I take Stanton, and you get Upton, I’ll bet the farm my guy does more to help me win than yours. That’s all I have to say on this subject.

    Have a great day.

  103. yankeefeminista January 4th, 2013 at 11:39 am

    JF, Gardner’s approach was better in 2011 though.

  104. Shame Spencer January 4th, 2013 at 11:39 am

    mac – I always was a big Cash supporter. I’ve defended him relentlessly in the past.. but the whole FO seems divided. Cash probably got a season or two of autonomy and might not like that it was relinquished, which I could understand, but that sarcastic stuff directed towards the fans is so misplaced it’s scary. I don’t take anything he says as gospel, never have, but some of the comments we’ve heard about the team’s construction have been really off-putting.

    I hope he’s just lying to us lol.

  105. J. Alfred Prufrock January 4th, 2013 at 11:40 am

    austinmac January 4th, 2013 at 11:29 am

    I used to defend Cashman, and still believe Hal has completely hog tied him, but I am very ready for him to hit the road.
    ///

    Me too. For a few years on PSD, I was fighting for Cashman and his progressive plan. I felt it a victory like no other for him, when he refused to trade Hughes in that package for Santana. I thought he was extremely right on when he said that Santana would not have helped us to a ring that season, because that was entirely correct. We weren’t good enough yet, and he was already beginning to fade some – even against LHB.

    I really thought he was the answer back then. Boy, has he just sucked since that triumph – particularly his judgment about what we’ve needed, and of our own players in the system.

  106. Jerkface January 4th, 2013 at 11:41 am

    I dunno, hard to argue with his approach in 2011. Thats when he was taking Beckett the other way the opening series, took the Marlins out on a triple off their closers with a line drive. Saw him hit a grandslam that year in person. Way less pop outs from him in the first half.

  107. blake January 4th, 2013 at 11:41 am

    M. Strahan is hilarious as a talk show host

  108. Jerkface January 4th, 2013 at 11:41 am

    With his approach in the first half of 2010, not 2011.

  109. BIG AL January 4th, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Later folks – Y’all have a great day.

  110. DONNYBROOK January 4th, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Stanton is closer to Dave Kingman than J Upton. Stanton is wanting defensively. Maybe a shift from RF to LF would hide this. On the whole, I would go with Upton over Stanton.

  111. blake January 4th, 2013 at 11:43 am

    “OK, that’s your opinion, but, If we’re choosing sides and I take Stanton, and you get Upton, I’ll bet the farm my guy does more to help me win than yours. That’s all I have to say on this subject.”

    Upton was a 6.4 WAR player in 2011…..Stanton has never got above 6. Now I don’t buy WAR 100 % and it does have flaws….but Upton is really really good.

  112. austinmac January 4th, 2013 at 11:46 am

    Shame,

    I hope Cashman is lying too, but however his irritating his actions are, he has been telling the truth lately. For example, we will stay under the cap. We have our catchers in house. I am content to wait. We will have much less home run power.

    He has been unfortuntalely accurate on all his statements. I have been telling folks a long time, Chad Curtis now really means Chad Curtis.

  113. J. Alfred Prufrock January 4th, 2013 at 11:46 am

    G. Love January 4th, 2013 at 11:05 am

    When people wonder why a lot of us fans are ticked off at the front office, just read the latest from our high character GM.

    “I know a lot of people have told me they think home runs are bad,” Cashman said. “I’m not one of them. Well, those people are going to get a chance to see what it looks like.”
    ///

    G.Love,

    This quote is just an embarrassment. This guy is a disgrace. It also sounds like the kind of petulant, defiant remark someone makes on death row, before they throw the switch.

    Certainly seems like your Yankee insider called the lame duck status correctly. He’s on the way out – who’s in, though? Does Girardi go with him? I would like someone in place whose guru isn’t Dave Cameron :roll:

  114. yankeefeminista January 4th, 2013 at 11:47 am

    Austin, I don’t disagree. I just hope the blabbering doesn’t result in some reckless deal a la Cash’s ignorance dealing Montero and disregarding young pitcher fragility and the injury matrix. Preserve the elite farm kids unless it makes sense.

  115. Shame Spencer January 4th, 2013 at 11:49 am

    yankeefeminista January 4th, 2013 at 11:36 am

    Shame, you also can watch college hockey on ESPNU! I know you didn’t go to a school that takes hockey seriously, but Division 1 college hockey is awesome. When I made my school list, I considered a bunch of factors from academics to location, but I also had to have a good division one college hockey team at the prospective school. My guidance counselor flipped out when he saw it on my list. lol.

    ———————-

    HAHAHA!!! Hey, priorities right??

    I do love watching the BU/BC games.. especially since the Devils started drafting a lot of players from those schools, I ended up interested. Still can’t believe these jerks have locked out another season… I know Marty gets a lot of flack for not actually being the greatest goaltender of all time, but imagine his numbers if he didn’t get 2 full seasons (so far..) wiped out by bureaucracy.

  116. Against All Odds January 4th, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Take care AL

  117. yankeefeminista January 4th, 2013 at 11:50 am

    blake, pulling out all the stops, putting up the WAR numbers. lol.

  118. J. Alfred Prufrock January 4th, 2013 at 11:52 am

    Jerkface January 4th, 2013 at 11:37 am

    That’s the best Gardner has looked mechanically as a hitter, IMO, since he came here. It’s a small sample though

    I’d say his 2010 season, he hit .321 .401 .418 .818 until he hurt his wrist at LAD.
    ///

    He had a good season, except he did have those lapses where he went back to that puzzling uppercut swing. What I also liked about 2011 post, though, was the lack of diffidence… not that he wouldn’t accept a BB, but he seemed to be much more decisive and zeroed in on getting a pitch to hit. That’s also in part because they took him for granted, but no matter: he did not go to the plate looking to walk. Big difference.

  119. Shame Spencer January 4th, 2013 at 11:52 am

    austinmac January 4th, 2013 at 11:37 am

    If Jeter does have a good year this year and declines the option, they will have to pay him and that will cause even more holes that can’t be filled.

    ——————

    I didn’t realize if he opts out the Yanks would be on the hook for $9 million AND whatever the AAV is of the deal he signs.

    Derek Jeter, Phil Hughes, and Robinson Cano might bend this team over.

    The sick thing is, we need them all to be awesome this year to compete. Without Derek last year… man… can’t even think about it. When he went down so did our team.

  120. J. Alfred Prufrock January 4th, 2013 at 11:53 am

    I should have said upper-cut swat, LOL :)

  121. Hassey January 4th, 2013 at 11:53 am

    Sounds like Cashman is a bit on edge – which is understandible given that the entire Menawell scandal has him permanently cokblocked on all fronts

  122. Shame Spencer January 4th, 2013 at 11:54 am

    “Me too. For a few years on PSD, I was fighting for Cashman and his progressive plan. I felt it a victory like no other for him, when he refused to trade Hughes in that package for Santana.”

    It was awesome..

  123. austinmac January 4th, 2013 at 11:54 am

    YF,

    I make no trade of any of the top prospects unless it is for a player that provides long term upside. I have had more than my fill of old player additions.

    It would be nice to have one position player who might actually have a chance to improve. That doesn’t seem like much to ask. Instead, our season will be spent hoping the players don’t fall off the production cliff or sustain injuries.

  124. yankeefeminista January 4th, 2013 at 11:54 am

    BU/BC games live are insane. Cool thing is the Frozen Four this year is in Pittsburgh. (I was hoping the Pens would have a home game on the off day, but they don’t.) And next year the finals are in yes, Philly!!! Frozen Four is AWESOME. Except when teams use the trap. I love wide open college hockey. BC is always awesome that way. Old BC-Maine games when they both played river hockey were the absolute best. I have seen a lot of great NHL player pre-NHL in college games.

  125. yankeefeminista January 4th, 2013 at 11:55 am

    *players

  126. J. Alfred Prufrock January 4th, 2013 at 11:55 am

    YF, one of the college teams I enjoy watching most is the Fighting Sioux. Don’t root for them – just like watching their combinations and how quickly and uniformly they counter attack.

    That program turns out very good skaters/puckhandlers and the system makes the most of them.

  127. J. Alfred Prufrock January 4th, 2013 at 11:56 am

    Maine and Paul Kariya! That team was crazy good: Dunham/Snow in goal, I believe.

  128. Shame Spencer January 4th, 2013 at 11:56 am

    G.Love,

    This quote is just an embarrassment. This guy is a disgrace. It also sounds like the kind of petulant, defiant remark someone makes on death row, before they throw the switch.

    ——————

    My nephew ran out of my parents house a couple of days ago and proceeded to run down the hill.. I obviously yelled at him to come back but he wouldn’t listen. Later on, when he was in trouble and ‘thinking about what he did’ he told me that the wind was responsible for blowing him down the hill. My nephew is 4. Moral of the story: My nephew has better responses to controversy than Brian Cashman right now.

  129. austinmac January 4th, 2013 at 11:58 am

    Hassey,

    Maybe we should all sing to Brian “We’ve Got to Get You a Woman”. Maybe he is lonely.

    I suspect he will be even lonlier when Hal fires him if the team fails. No owner ever accepts the responsibility.

  130. Shame Spencer January 4th, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Fem – I never minded the trap ;)

    I do wish US hockey used the larger European rinks, though.. opens up the game so much. I love watching the Olympics. Hope they go to Russia next year. My ultimate dream is to see an Olympic hockey game.

  131. DONNYBROOK January 4th, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    To me, Cashman’s remark was more of a pre-emptive, “I wash my hands of the 2013 Yankee offense”. Musta been a pretty good in-house fight over the Yankee offensive change in direction. Kevin Long will soon be collateral damage .

  132. Rich in NJ January 4th, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    I wonder if Oppenheimer is happy with the way the Yankees have developed the guys he has drafted.

  133. yankeefeminista January 4th, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Shame, I like the larger rinks as well, although in college hockey the players are smaller, so there’s a little more room, and b/c of the smaller rinks the open ice hitting is phenomenal live. Internationally, I have seen some of the NHL clubs play in Russia vs. Russian teams and also some KHL league games. However, in terms of international tourneys while I haven’t seen the Olympics, I have seen some incredible Canada/World Cups and a ton of World Juniors tourneys including when the US upset Canada in the 1996 World Cup in Montreal. That was great fun!

  134. yankeefeminista January 4th, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Fem – I never minded the trap.
    ____
    I wonder why… ;)

  135. J. Alfred Prufrock January 4th, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    LOL, Shame. Considering some of his antics, and the kind of rebellious remarks he is known to make, Cash seems like he’s 14 at times.

    Seriously, my main issue with Brian Cashman is his horrendous self-scouting of talent, and his blindspots when assessing his own team; the latter seemingly compounded by a kind of naive fascination, and simplistic interpretation, of the value of “pitching”, and the kind of silly, in a vaccuum power he gives mere language – as in the tantalizing “No. 2″ stuff. He doesn’t seem to deal in the nuances of reality, just insists on some idealization like some wannabe, who watches from afar how the real players shake and move.

    My other problem with him is, he’s just, as G.Love put it, a toad. He ran down Posada and played Machiavellian games with him; he discredited Ian Kennedy’s excellent season with pejorative comments – completely unnecessary – he used Melky’s PED fiasco as an “aha! We were right he’s a 4th OF (which just makes him look dumb on Melky TWICE)…. he’s a guy who seems to have become unspooled. I actually feel sorry for him.

  136. yankeefeminista January 4th, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Pruf, those Maine teams, Sioux teams, and some of the Minn teams were really something. The hockey down here isn’t as prevalent. At least you have Princeton nearby. But Ivy’s in the past haven’t been that good, except for Harvard and Cornell of course. I prefer Hockey East to ECAC…

    Shame, I have seen a lot of those players before the Devils drafted them.

  137. Tar January 4th, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    I also use to defend Cashman. But that was more during his Topo Giggio puppet to the boss days. The more power he’s obtained the less I’ve grown to like him. Particularly His arrogance. To his core players and fans.

    Sorry for typos.

  138. J. Alfred Prufrock January 4th, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Oppenheimer for GM!

  139. Rich in NJ January 4th, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    I used to be Cashman’s biggest defender. He started losing me when, after planning to start Hughes, Joba, and IPK in 2008, he gave up the plan forever after giving it a month to work.

    He is, however, great at office politics.

  140. yankeefeminista January 4th, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    More Cash bashing this way :arrow:

  141. Rich in NJ January 4th, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Two words that have changed meanings since I was young: bash and love. What’s next?

  142. Shame Spencer January 4th, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    I’d take Towers back.. but Oppenheimer certainly seems like a logical step.

    Don’t dislike Cashman personally.. for a while there his sarcasm was pretty entertaining.. but to talk the big talk you need to, ya know, walk the big walk and all that.

    fem – Great players come out of both schools. I was considering both (liked BC a lot more but didn’t like the student body all that much), but my heart was set on New York. BC ended up offering a financial package after I already agreed to stay in the city (do people refer to other cities as ‘the city’? I think I heard it done once referring to Philly. They should stop. There’s only one.).. thought the man might have a heart attack.

    Really didn’t ever mind the trap though..really! I always found 0-0, or 1-0 games way more exciting. Felt like all the trap did was force offensive players to be more creative, though a lot just end up crashing the net. Definitely something to be said for open ice though.. the pace of the game now is great, they just need to work on the penalty calls (consistency). Eliminated that dumb two line pass rule was a big reason, IMO.

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