Cashman on Red Sox GM Opening: I have a Job

brian-cashmanVia Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York:

“I have a job,” Brian Cashman told ESPNNewYork.com on Wednesday.

Cashman is expected to keep that job. He has said he wants to return, and Yankees president Randy Levine has said that the team wants to continue the relationship as well. Nothing official has been agreed upon yet, but the expectations are that Cashman will sign a new deal in the near future.

I suppose there is a chance that Cashman could opt to leave town for Boston, but it certainly seems like there isn’t. Both sides seem determined to make something happen, but I thought I would post this quote today as a way to help the irrational fans from thinking that a move to Beantown is even a possibility for Cash.

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3 Responses to Cashman on Red Sox GM Opening: I have a Job

  1. David K. says:

    Cashman has done a good job of protecting our farm system, especially young pitching, but there have been some really stupid mistakes. Why wait until September to bring up Montero? Scouts said he was ready and would not develop further in the minors. If brought up by the All Star break, he could have had a significant impact in the playoffs. Why didn't they trade Cervelli? Now he's hurt again and there won't be any takers until he proves he can play again. Why can't this team find two decent lefties for the bullpen? The injuries were not Cashman's fault but seems he should be able to find someone better than Boone Logan. Also, whenever one of our "Hall of Fame" players gets hurt, we often play with less than 25 men for extended periods. This is really stupid and I hate it but Cashman does it a lot. Last, Girardi should have been fired after 2010. He turned the bullpen into a one inning circus this year with the 6th inning guy, 7th inning guy, 8th inning guy etc. I've never seen anything like this nonsense. That's why we lost so many extra inning games this year.

  2. Bronx_Knight says:

    David, I agree with what you say about Montero and Cervelli, but it's unfair to say that Girardi "turned the bullpen into a one inning circus this year." Soriano was forced on Cashman and Girardi, so Girardi had to try to use him. Girardi also couldn't just let Joba Chamberlain rot. So Girardi tried Joba, but he sucked and then got hurt so he was gone. Girardi tried Soriano but he was a big cry baby, sucked, and then got hurt for a while. So Girardi turned to Robertson, and that worked beyond anybody's dreams. If anything, for most of the last half of the season, it was Robertson 7-8 and Mo 9 (shades of '96 Rivera-Wetteland).

    Girardi can be a hypertechnical tactician (too reliant on numbers during a game), but on balance I think he's a pretty good strategist (long-term shepherding of the team).

    • David K. says:

      Girardi did keep the bullpen healthy but I have a problem with the way that he did it. Have you ever seen a manager who was so inflexible? He uses everyone for only one inning. If it's a tie game in the 8th or 9th, he has already used the top 4 or 5, he has no reliable arm left, and they always lose the game in 11 or 12 innings. If a reliever is pitching very well, how about using him for a second inning sometimes. Then rest him the next day, when you can use someone else for two innings. The only one who once in a while pitched a second inning was Robertson. Then in the playoffs, he used Soriano for the first time for a second inning and Soriano immediately blew it. My point is he should have used Soriano for a second inning sometimes during the regular season.